History ETDs

Publication Date

6-10-1963

Abstract

The story of the small pox inoculation controversy in Norfolk could best be told if considered in the context of the times. It was therefore necessary to examine the prevailing medical theories in the eighteenth century, the progress of inoculation in America after its introduction in 1721, and the social, political, and economic conditions of Virginia in the decade that the controversy ensued. Only after this background was established was it possible to understand fully the reaction of certain Norfolkians against inoculation, and the reasons why this reaction occurred.

Level of Degree

Masters

Degree Name

History

Department Name

History

First Committee Member (Chair)

N/A

Second Committee Member

Frank D. Reeve

Third Committee Member

George W. Smith

Language

English

Document Type

Thesis

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