was born on May 17, 1749, in Berkeley, Gloucestershire, the son of the Rev.
Anniversaries: 1510: Death of Italian painter Sandro Botticelli; 1727: Death of Catherine the Great, Empress of Russia; 1749: Birth of surgeon Edward Jenner
, discoverer of vaccination; 1890: First regular comic paper Comic Cuts issued by Alfred Harmsworth; 1900: Mafeking, under siege by the Boers, was relieved by Colonel Plumer; 1916: The Daylight Saving Act, Summer Time, passed in Britain; 1940: Germany invaded France; 1983: Wheel clamps first used in London on cars parked in the Chelsea, Kensington and Westminster areas.
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.
Also on this day: 1727: Birth of painter Thomas Gainsborough; 1796: Edward Jenner
carried out his first successful vaccination against smallpox; 1925: Death of novelist Sir Henry Rider Haggard; 1927: BBC broadcast its first cricket commentary from the Essex v New Zealanders match at Leyton; 1940: German bombing destroyed centre of Amsterdam; 1948: Israel became independent state after British mandate ended in Palestine; 1977: England football captain Bobby Moore (pictured) retired after his 100th professional match.
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.
Ever since Edward Jenner
came up with the smallpox vaccine in 1796 medical science has looked for ways to protect us against some of the world's most perilous diseases.
In the 1790s, a Dutchman [sic] named Edward Jenner
announced this method.