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“Variolation” and Vaccination in Late Imperial China, Ca 1570–1911

  • Angela Ki Che Leung
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Abstract

The first reliable record of smallpox in China can be dated to the fifteenth century [1]. By early Song period, around the tenth century, smallpox had become essentially a childhood disease, but it remained one of the most fatal childhood diseases until the nineteenth century.

Keywords

Eighteenth Century Seventeenth Century Poor Class Early Eighteenth Century Charitable Institution 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Sun Yat-sen Institute for Social Sciences and PhilosophyAcademia SinicaTaipeiTaiwan

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