Epoch-making contributions to medicine, surgery, and the allied sciences (Google eBook)

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W.B. Saunders, 1909 - Medicine - 435 pages
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Page 213 - Vaccinae, A Disease Discovered in Some of the Western Counties of England. Particularly Gloucestershire, and Known by the Name of the Cow Pox...
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