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On the origins of immunotherapy
On the origins of immunotherapy


"And it is a simple thing for the Psylli to tell by the taste of the poison what kind of snake it was whose bite the healer has mastered."

The earliest accounts of immunization known as of 2016 are by the Roman poet Marcus Annaeus Lucanus (ACE 39-65) documenting the Psylli tribe in what is now Libya practicing acquired immunity to snakebite by repeated ingestion of tiny doses of the venom.


By the second century...