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Edward Jenner 1749 1823

This picture shows
Edward Jenner giving
the first vaccination
against smallpox to a
young boy in 1769

Edward Jenner trained as a doctor in London before
becoming an army surgeon. After his time in the army
he spent the rest of his life as a country…

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but then recovered. Jenner then inoculated the boy with
smallpox. The boy did not get the disease. Jenner had
made a breakthrough! He called his new method of
inoculation vaccination (vacca is the latin word for cow)

Although his vaccination worked Jenner could not
explain how and some doctors were…


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