The Great Inoculator (Hardcover)
The Untold Story of Daniel Sutton and his Medical Revolution
Yale University Press, 9780300241440, 208pp.
Publication Date: September 22, 2020
Gavin Weightman reclaims Sutton’s importance, showing how the clinician’s practical and observational discoveries advanced understanding of the nature of disease. Weightman explores Sutton’s personal and professional development, and the wider world of eighteenth-century health in which he practised inoculation. Sutton’s brilliant and exacting mind had a significant impact on medicine – the effects of which can still be seen today.
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Praise For The Great Inoculator: The Untold Story of Daniel Sutton and his Medical Revolution…
‘This engagingly written account shows the debt Jenner owed to Daniel Sutton, a young unqualified surgeon working in Ingatestone in Essex from the 1760s. Sutton’s practice of inoculation played a vital part in the acceptance of the procedure worldwide. This fascinating book throws light on the cut throat commercial world of eighteenth century medicine and surgery, and its connections with royalty, aristocracy and the lower orders.’— Virginia Berridge, author of Public Health