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Edward (1749–1823). English physician who discovered the principle of vaccination for smallpox in 1796. By experimental demonstration, Jenner turned a local country tradition that dairymaids who had contracted cowpox did not acquire smallpox into a permanent working principle in science.
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Edward, 1749-1823; English physician and naturalist who discovered the method of vaccinating against smallpox by inoculating susceptible persons with cowpox (vaccinia); Jenner's method led directly to the eradication of smallpox worldwide in 1977, the greatest public health achievement ever.
Harley D., 20th-century Canadian physician. See: Jenner-Kay unit.
Louis, English physician, 1866-1904. See: Jenner stain.
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