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COWPOX

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Cowpox is a disease affecting the udders of cows, on which it produces vesicles (see VESICLE; PAPULE). It is communicable to humans, and there has for centuries been a tradition that persons who have caught this disease from cows do not suffer afterwards from SMALLPOX. This formed the basis for Jenner’s experiments on VACCINATION.

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