Breakthrough 1: Vaccination - Edward Jenner

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In the 1700's Lady Montagu watched inoculation being carried out in Turkey. If a person was lucky they got a mild dose of smallpox and did not catch it again. She had her daughter inoculated in front of important doctors, which then made the method rapidly popular.  

However there were problems with inoculations:

  • The person inoculated could get a strong dose of smallpox

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