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SERIES of EXPERIMENTS.

no eruption. The second punctures continued red several days; but neither sickness nor pustules succeeded. One only of these boys was in the least disordered during the whole course of the disease, and he complained of the head-ach, for a day or two preceding the eruption. These boys had only fifty-four pustules among them; about fourteen each.

Of the five girls, four had the eruption without any previous or attendant disorder. The punctures of the fifth inflamed, and had large red margins; an argument of the contagion having taken place; and were succeeded by only two pustules, which were so very small, and dried away on the second day after their appearance, that I could not depend upon them as variolous. She was therefore sixteen days after inoculated again; but these punctures healed very soon, and nothing succeeded. The four girls had only eighteen pustules among them; not five to each.

The most that any boy had was twenty-five, the least had four. The most that any girl had was six, the least had three.

It must here be observed, that in this and the subsequent account, the pustules were numbered by the attendants when they were nearest maturity, in every part of the body, the scalp excepted; where, on account of the hair, their number could not be ascertained. The pustules arising from the punctures and about them were reckoned among the others.

Five