Lady Montagu

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France-Turkey Relations - The Influence of Turkish Culture in French Culture
... In 1718, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu reported that the Turks had a tradition of deliberately inoculating themselves with fluid taken from mild cases of smallpox, and that she had inoculated ... and other forms of variolation were introduced into West by Lady Montagu, a famous English letter-writer and wife of the English ambassador at Istanbul between 1716 ... Lady Montagu wrote to her sister and friends in England describing the process in details ...

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    Nature is seldom in the wrong, custom always.
    Mary Wortley, Lady Montagu (1689–1762)