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Edward Jenner

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

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.

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Jenner statue

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

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St George's Hospital - 2

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

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