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2015-07-03 15:00:30

Edward Jenner invented the first vaccine for smallpox in

1796

Edward Jenner invented the vaccine

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Early forms of vaccination were developed in ancient China as early

as 200 B.C. Scholar Ole Lund comments: "The earliest documented

examples of vaccination are from India and China in the 17th

century, where vaccination with powdered scabs from people infected

with smallpox was used to protect against the disease.

Quoted from http:/en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vaccination

In 1774,some twenty years before Jenner first used vaccination on a

boy called James Phipps in 1796, at Berkeley in Gloucestershire, a

farmer's wife, together with her two sons was vaccinated by her

husband at Yetminster in Dorset.

The husband's name was Benjamin Jesty, his wife was Elizabeth

and the sons were Robert and Benjamin, aged 3 and 2.

From

http:/www.thedorsetpage.com/history/smallpox/smallpox.htm

In the early empirical days of vaccination, prior to Pasteur's work

on establishing a germ theory and Lister's on antisepsis and

asepsis there was considerable cross-infection. One of the early

vaccinators is thought to have contaminated the cowpox matter---the

vaccine---with smallpox matter (he worked in a smallpox hospital)

and this produced essentially variolation.

From http:/en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smallpox_vaccine

Variolation means the deliberate inoculation of an uninfected

person with the smallpox virus (as by contact with pustular matter)

that was widely practiced before the era of vaccination as

prophylaxis against the severe form of smallpox.


Edward Jenner preformed the first vaccination.

Edward Jenner

Edward Jenner invented the first vaccine for smallpox in 1796

Edward Jenner invented the vaccine

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Edward Jenner.

He introduced the smalpox vaccine, which was the

first vaccine in 1798.


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