Edward Jenner

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What were early inoculations?
They are early form of a vaccination
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Why was they dangerous?
The dosage was unknown and the person inoculated regularly spread the disease
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What were other economical problems with inoculations?
Many people could afford to be inoculated
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Who was Edward Jenner?
He was a surgeon who discovered how to protect against smallpox
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How did he find his information?
It was heard that milkmaids who caught cowpox wouldn't catch smallpox
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How did he discover the information was correct?
He discovered it by injecting a small boy with cowpox and he then became immune to smallpox
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How did he conduct his experiments?
He tried 23 experiments and they were all successful
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Why was this proven to be a breakthrough in medicine?
In 1852, vaccinations in Britain became compulsory and Jenner was given £30,000 to open clinic in London
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How did attitudes help Jenner?
He was a product of the Reissance which meant there was a spirit of enquiry
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What other factors helped Jenner?
chance, scientific methods, communication by books, indivial genius, government by funding
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Why was Jenner opposed?
inoculation was a big business, it's against God's law to give people a animal disease, conservation as the Royal Society rejected his ideas and skeptalism that it didn't work
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What was his impacts?
It inspired Louis Pasteurs germ theory. basis for modern vaccinations and smallpox is now eradicted
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