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With highly concocted matter from inoculation without medical preparation.

Pustules at a medium.
Nine boys and nine girls had,
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57 each.
Of these, the most were 260, the least 1.
 
Of these, four were inoculated after three days abstinence only from animal food: these had,
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73 each.
The greatest number was 168, the least 4.
 

The twelve, who, though inoculated the second time, had no eruption, continued with the others during the whole course, in order to observe whether they would be infected by the natural contagion; but nothing ensued.

As the degree of violence in the small-pox is, cæteris paribus, as the number of pustules; by these relations it appears, that the smallest number of pustules were produced, when the variolous matter in its ichorous or watery state was inserted by puncture, and the patient had taken previously purges, in which the mercurial preparation did not seem to contribute any thing to the lessening of the number of pustules; as those, who took the infusion of sena, and no mercurial preparation, came off as well. The pustules of the eight who took jalap and calomel, amounted, at a medium, to nine and 1/2 each; of the eight who took in-

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