Brunton, Deborah.

The politics of vaccination : practice and policy in England, Wales, Ireland, and Scotland, 1800-1874 / Deborah Brunton. - Rochester, NY : University of Rochester Press, c2008. - [ix], 255 p. ; 24 cm. - Rochester studies in medical history, 1526-2715 . - Rochester studies in medical history. .

Includes bibliographical references (p. [223]-247) and index.

Vaccination in early nineteenth-century England and Wales -- The creation of a public vaccination service -- Compulsory vaccination and divisions among practitioners -- Central control over public vaccination -- The failure of central supervision -- Challenges to vaccination policy -- Ireland: the failure of poor law vaccination, 1840-50 -- Failure and success: Irish public vaccination, 1850-80 -- Vaccination in Scotland: victory for practitioners.

This book provides a detailed examination of the political forces and events that shaped smallpox vaccination policy in England, Wales, Ireland, and Scotland during the 19th century.

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Vaccination--History--Great Britain--19th century.
Vaccination--History--Ireland--19th century.
Vaccination--history--England.
Vaccination--history--Ireland.
Vaccination--history--Scotland.
Vaccination--history--Wales.
History, 19th Century--England.
History, 19th Century--Ireland.
History, 19th Century--Scotland.
History, 19th Century--Wales.
Politics--England.
Politics--Ireland.
Politics--Scotland.
Politics--Wales.

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