Jenner observed a local folk story that a milkmaid with cowpox never caught smallpox:
- he infected a boy from a local workhouse with the cowpox pus from a milkmaid
- he then infected the boy with the pus from a smallpox victim a few days later
- the boy showed no symptoms of smallpox at all
- this was called the smallpox vaccine
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- The government gave jenner £30, 000 in total after he made this discovery
- In 1840 the smallpox vaccine was made free to all children under the age of 5.
- In 1853 the smallpox vaccine was made cumpulsory for all.
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- The smallpox disease was carried across to America by settlers and transferred to the Native Americans. The native Americans recieved this smallpox vaccine and sent a thankyou messege to Jenner.
- All members of the royal family were vaccinated which helped to increase the popularity.
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- Jenner was acountry doctor so many doctors in the city didn't trust his discovery
- Doctors who preformed inoculations were afraid of going out of business
- Jenner couldn't prove why the vaccine worked as it was before pasteurs germ theory in 1861.
- Many people were afarid that the would catch diseases from cows by having the vaccine or even growing feature of cows like horns.
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