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Fascinating facts about Edward Jenner
inventor of smallpox vaccine in 1796.

Edward Jenner
 
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Smallpox, was long considered to be the most deadly and persistent human pathogenic disease. The smallpox vaccine was the first successful vaccine ever to be developed and remains the only effective preventive treatment for the deadly smallpox disease. It was first perfected in 1796 by Edward Jenner who acted upon the observation that milkmaids who caught the cowpox virus did not catch smallpox. In 1980, the World Health Organisation declared smallpox an eradicated disease. Source: Jenner Museum
Inventor: Edward Jenner
Portrait of Edward Jenner from public domain
Criteria: First to invent. First practical. Modern prototype..
Birth: May 17, 1749  in Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England
Death: January 26, 1823 in Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England
Nationality: British
Invention: smallpox vaccine
Smallpox virus image courtesy Jenner Museum
Function: noun /
Definition: A vaccine containing vaccinia virus suspensions that is inoculated subcutaneously to immunize against smallpox. The virus is known to have brougt death to 300 million in the 20th century alone.
   

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