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More remarkable still, animals inoculated with such " attenuated " bacilli proved to be curiously resistant to the deadly effects of subsequent inoculations of the non-attenuated form.
It was mentioned by the Hindus more than three thousand years ago (and some suggest they even inoculated against it).
Swift inoculated the Scriblerus Club with his own hatred of pedantry, cant and circumlocution.
The worst of this method was that the disease inoculated this way was exceedingly severe and very nearly proved fatal.
Almost immediately afterwards he was inoculated for smallpox, which was raging in Princeton and vicinity, and, always feeble, he died of the inoculation on the 28th of March 1758.