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July 8, 1922

Væ Inventoribus Magnis.

JAMA. 1922;79(2):154. doi:10.1001/jama.1922.02640020066035

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Precursor, Representativo y Mártir.  Por el Dr. Angel Pulido Fernández, V. Presidente del R. C. de Sanidad Académico. Paper. Pp. 496, with illustrations. Madrid: Imprenta del Instituto Nacional de Sordomudos y de Ciegos, 1921.These two books, by the venerable president of the superior board of health of Spain, are an eloquent disproof of the old saying that no man is a prophet in his own country. Both, printed at the expense of the government, take up most minutely, perhaps too much so, the achievements of Dr. Jaime Ferrán the scientist, whom the author calls a pioneer in many remarkable medical advances. In fact. Dr. Pulido aims to prove that the whole fabric of modern vaccination, both preventive and curative, has its orign in Ferrán's anticholera work in 1885. The first book goes in detail into the cholera epidemic in 1885; Ferrán's discovery of vaccination as a prophylactic: the attacks

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