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Who invented the first vaccine?

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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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