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SERIES of EXPERIMENTS.

ach, without feverish heat, on the two days preceding the eruption. One boy had only seven pustules.

At the same time with the former, in the same manner, and with the same matter, four boys and four girls were inoculated. These took no mercurial preparation, but only two doses of infusion of sena and syrup of roses twice before the punctures were made, and once after. Of these eight, one boy only complained of an head-ach one day, which went off upon the eruption of the pustules. They all had variolous eruptions. The number among these eight amounted to two hundred and fifteen; nearly twenty-nine to each. Of these, that patient who had most, had sixty-four; the least three. One of these boys, who had eighteen pustules, after they were ripe and in a state of decline, had an imposthumation under his chin, which broke of itself, under a pultice of bread and milk, and healed in a few days. The above sixteen, as well those who took calomel during the preparation, as those who took the other purging physic, had also three doses of infusion of sena and syrup of roses when the disease was over. No other medicine was taken.

The remaining six boys and one girl, who were under the same circumstances likewise oculated at this time, took no medicine, either preparatory, during the course of the disease, or after it; except their abstaining from animal food; they were treated in the manner recommended by the ingenious Dr. Gatti, who

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