cowpox or horsepox may be accidentally transmitted by inoculation.
Dr. Bacon is of opinion that the cowpox is now what it was at the beginning.
Vaccination for the cowpox introduced with great success in Persia.
By vaccinating a person we inoculate him with vaccinia or cowpox.
In the course of his researches he was led to conclude that swinepox, as well as cowpox, was only a variety of smallpox.
Jenner was led to his great discovery by the remark of an old peasant woman: "I can't catch smallpox, for I have had cowpox."
Professional opinion, or that part of it which found expression, was for the most part in favour of cowpox.
The germ of cowpox, which is believed to be either the cow or horse variety of human smallpox, is cultivated upon healthy calves.
The boy went through an attack of cowpox in a regularly satisfactory manner.
cowpox was long observed by English country folk to be a preventive of smallpox.
cowpox cow·pox (kou'pŏks')
A mild, contagious skin disease of cattle, usually affecting the udder, that is caused by a virus and characterized by the eruption of a pustular rash. When the virus is transmitted to humans, as by vaccination, it can confer immunity to smallpox. Also called vaccinia.