12. [Most French doctors still opposed inoculation at this time. The Encyclopédie contains a lengthy article on the subject ("Inoculation") by the famous Genevan doctor Théodore Tronchin who had successfully inoculated the children of the duke of Orléans in 1756. Tronchin also became involved in the controversy occasioned by "Geneva" since he acted as secretary to the committee of nine and wrote the letter to d'Alembert asking him to retract his allegations on the religious opinions of the Genevan clergy. Nonetheless, he always remained a good friend of both Voltaire and Diderot.]


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