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People or numbers: healing and efficiency

Damiano Rondelli Chicago, Illinois, USA   In a rare text from 1793, the Italian physician Luigi Angeli instructed young doctors on how to approach a patient: “. . . once you questioned the patient about his disease, or the remote causes of this, and after you observed the quality of his temper, age, once clarified […]

Edward Jenner (1749-1823): from variolation to vaccination

Damiano Rondelli Chicago, Illinois, USA   Figure 1. Portrait of Edward Jenner Smallpox virus is a linear double stranded DNA virus that belongs to the family of poxviridae. Because  its surface is covered with filamentous proteins, it has the appearance of a wool knitting ball. Dr. Edward Jenner’s observations on immune protection from smallpox at […]