Person Male Born 17/5/1749 Died 26/1/1823
Spent most of his life in Berkeley, Gloucestershire, where he was born (in the vicarage) and died (at home,The Chantry). First doctor to study smallpox vaccine. Trained with John Hunter at St George's Hospital, 1770-2. Having heard country lore about how having cowpox can protect a milkmaid from smallpox he carried out unethical research by inoculating a healthy child with lymph from an infected milkmaid. Eventually this method was accepted.