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Jenner, Edward

(jen′ĕr)
Brit. physician, 1749–1823. Jenner observed that individuals exposed to cowpox, such as milkmaids, would develop a minor skin lesion and then be immune to smallpox. From this observation he developed a vaccine from cowpox lesions, which provides immunity to smallpox.

Jenner, Edward

(1741–1823) English physician who discovered that cowpox lymph matter could be safely used as an inoculum (a VACCINE) to prevent smallpox. The first vaccination was carried out in 1796.
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Edward Jenner was born on May 17, 1749, in Berkeley, Gloucestershire, the son of the Rev.
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Physicians Meyer Friedman & Gerald W Friedland on the remarkably diverse talents of Edward Jenner (1749-1823), discoverer of the smallpox vaccine, in their book Medicine's 10 Greatest Discoveries (Yale University Press, pounds 9.
The 250th anniversary of the birth of vaccination pioneer Edward Jenner is being marked by a major travelling exhibition in his home county.
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1796 Edward Jenner made his first vaccination against smallpox,and laid the foundation for modern immunology.
1799: Edward Jenner introduced the smallpox vaccination: In the 18th century, smallpox took over from the bubonic plague as the major killer disease.
Also On This Day: 1727: Birth of painter ThomasGainsborough; 1767: The British Government imposed a tax on importing tea into America; 1796: Edward Jenner carried out his first successful vaccination against smallpox; 1948: The state of Israel was born; 1954: The first British-made Cinemascope film, Knights of the Round Table, was shown at the Empire cinema, London; 1955: The Eastern Bloc signed the Warsaw Pact; 1973: The first US space station, Skylab I, was launched.
English physician Edward Jenner is said to be the father of which branch of medicine?
1796: Edward Jenner made his first vaccination against smallpox, laying the foundation for modern immunology.