New Curiosities of Literature
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Vaccination, Discovery, Publishing, Invention, Photography
Notes the controversy over whether William Shakespeare was vaccinated—a controversy caused by the discovery of a manuscript in which John Radcliffe recalled being told by a relative of his grandfather's nurse that Shakespeare owed his preservation 'from the dangerous and disfiguring malady then so rife in England' to a cow. Notes that this cow was subsequently 'treated with the greatest respect' and that facsimilies of the Radcliffe letter are to be reproduced by the 'chromophotolithotintotypoxylographic process'.
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