Person    | Male  Born 17/5/1749  Died 26/1/1823

Edward Jenner

Categories: Medicine, Science

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.

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
Edward Jenner

Commemorated ati

Edward Jenner bust - Tooting

{On a plaque attached to the front of the plinth:} Edward Jenner MD FRS, 1749...

Read More

Jenner statue

{On a red granite panel laid into the front of the stone plinth:} Jenner {On...

Read More

St George's Hospital - 2

St George’s Hospital was established on this site in 1733 in a country home b...

Read More

Other Subjects

Western Dispensary

Western Dispensary

From AIM25:"The Western Dispensary was founded in Charles Street, Westminster, in 1789, 'for gratuitously administering advice, medicines and attendance to the poor inhabitants of the City of Westm...

Group, Medicine

1 memorial
Sir Arthur Keith

Sir Arthur Keith

Physiologist and anthropologist. Born Aberdeenshire. Trained as a doctor and practiced in Siam but returned to become an academic and researched in the fields of anatomy, physiology, palaeontology ...

Person, Medicine, Science, Scotland

1 memorial
St Barthomews Hospital - East wing

St Barthomews Hospital - East wing

Placed at the service of the war office during the Great War and was occupied by sick and wounded soldiers of the British Expeditionary Forces from October 1914 until the 31st January 1918. 5406 s...

Building, Medicine

1 memorial
French hospital in Bath Street

French hospital in Bath Street

Founded by royal charter in 1718 to house the poor or infirm of French Huguenot descent. Known as "La Providence". In 1866 the hospital was moved to Victoria Park in Hackney and in 1960 to Rocheste...

Building, Medicine, Social Welfare, France

1 memorial
Boo Armstrong

Boo Armstrong

Born as Rachel Armstrong she grew up in Ealing. As an adult lived in Camden - the photo shows her on her canal boat Moonshine on which she lived in the Cumberland Basin from 1999. The Picture sourc...

Person, Gender Issues, Medicine

1 memorial