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Title: Reglamento para la vacuna
Creator: Ospina, Mariano
Herrán, Pedro Alcántara, 1800-1872
José, Manuel
Publication Info: Unknown : Imprenta de José Cualla, [1843].
Physical Details: 30 p. ; 20 x 14 5/10 cms.
Physical Condition: Wrappers worn and somewhat stained, inside pages dog-eared but, save for some water-stains, pages 25-30, in fair shape.

Summary: Mariano Ospina, Minister of the Interior and Pedro Herrán, President of Colombia, here publish the decrees that regulated the nation-wide smallpox vaccination program. The decrees outline the responsibilities of mayors, governors, priests and physicians working in conjunction with the central government in its vaccination effort.
Historical Notes: In the post-independence period Colombia adopted the French medical theories of “scientific medicine,” which was based on clinical observation and the recognition that diseases were produced by biological causes. Colombian physicians were educated at the Universidad Central de la República were the majority of the professors had been educated in France. However, after 1850, professions were deregulated by the Liberal government, which meant that no university title was required for practicing any profession except for pharmacy. Miranda Canal, Néstor 1992 La Medicina en Colombia: de la Influencia Francesa a la Norteamericana. Revista Credencial 29: credencial/mayo1992/mayo1.htm.
Donor Notes: The official regulations for vaccination issued by the secular and ecclesiastical authorities of New Granada in 1843. - J.L.H.

Subject(s): Smallpox -- Vaccination
Public health laws -- Colombia
Added Entries: New Granada (Republic : 1832-1858). Laws, etc.

Type: Pamphlet
Language: Spanish
Format: JPG
PDF - Color
Donor: Helguera, J. León
Collection: Helguera, J. León Collection
Institution: Vanderbilt University
Accession Number: P01128
Record Number: 216
Islandora ID: islandora:1243