The application of science to the prevention of disease

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  • the application of science to the prevention of disease in the late 18th-19th centuries.
    • Smallpox and Innoculation
      • Smallpox and Vaccination
        • developed by Edward Jenner.
        • experimented to find out why milkmaids with cowpox didn't suffer from smallpox.
        • 1796 - James Phipps injected with pus from the sores of cowpox.
          • he developed cowpox.
        • given a dosage of smallpox
          • didn't develop smallpox.
        • 1979 - WHO declared smallpox extinct.
      • spread by coughing, sneezing  personal contact.
      • spreading matter from infected scab onto open wound of healthy person.
        • mild dosage of the disease that they'd be able to fight off.
      • mild dosage of the disease that they'd be able to fight off.
      • not completely safe.
      • some patients died.

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