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James II’s baby son Charles died from smallpox. 25 Where statistics exist, as in London and in Geneva, smallpox appeared increasingly to replace plague as the principal cause of death. The figure for annual smallpox deaths in London was seventy-two in 1633, but it was over 1,000 for the first time in the epidemic year 1634, and in five other years before plague had its final explosion in 1665. 26 While the explorers were spreading smallpox with such devastation round the world, increased mobility within Europe was helping its spread in a less dramatic way.
I had no Fire allowed in my Room, my Windows were constantly open, my Bed-Clothes were ordered to be laid no higher than my Waste. He made me take twelve Bottles of Small Beer, acidulated with Spirit of Vitriol, every twenty Four Hours. 32 (Dover was more notable for his eventful life than for his medical skill. indb 41 14/3/07 18:08:47 The Life and Death of Smallpox and ipecacuanha, known as ‘Dover’s powder’, and he denounced the College of Physicians as a ‘clan of prejudiced gentlemen’. ) A personal quarrel, with arguments over the relative merits of vomits and purges as treatment for smallpox, on one occasion even led to blows.
The French noted the resemblance between the rashes associated with the two diseases, and distinguished syphilis as ‘la grosse vérole’ and smallpox as ‘la petite vérole’. Hence, in English, the great pox and the smallpox. indb 29 14/3/07 18:08:45 4 Smallpox in the age of discoveries: 1500–1700 J ohn Simon, Britain’s first Medical Officer of Health – and a close friend of Ruskin and the Pre-Raphaelites – wrote a classic and dramatic report to Parliament in 1857. It was about the history and practice of vaccination, and the introduction described the ravages of smallpox as it had spread from Europe around the world: To remote or insular populations, having infrequent and difficult intercourse with the busier masses of mankind, such an infection would come seldom; but, having come, it would find, perhaps, the entire generation prone to receive it … Thus it was that in 1518, following European adventure to the Western world, it concurred with fire and sword and famine and blood-hounds to complete the depopulation of St Domingo; thus, that soon afterwards, in Mexico, it even surpassed the cruelties of conquest, suddenly smiting down 31⁄ 2 millions of population and leaving none to bury them; thus, that in Brazil, in the year 1563, it extirpated whole races of men; thus, that about the same period, in the single province of Quito (according to De la Condamine) it destroyed upwards of 100,000 Indians.