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Edward Jenner

Edward Jenner (1729-1823)

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 17 May 1749  CEEdward Jenner was born in the small village of Berkeley in Gloucestershire.
    1775  CEEdward Jenner began to study the relationship between cowpox (a comparatively harmless disease) and the more dangerous and disfiguring smallpox.
 14 May 1796  CEEdward Jenner conducted an experiment by scraping pus from a cowpox sore on the arm of a milkmaid and inserting it into two cuts on the arm of a young boy.
  1 Jul 1796  CEEdward Jenner (1749-1823), following on from a prevoius experiment on 14th May, conducted a second experiment scraping pus from a smallpox sore and inserting it into two cuts on the arm of a young boy. The boy caught the cowpox from the prevoius experiment, but did not catch smallpox.
    1798  CEAfter repeating the same cowpox/smallpox vaccination experiment sucessfuully on 23 different cases, Edward Jenner published his findings and submitted them to the Royal Society. They refused to publish his findings because of opposition to vaccination from doctors.
    1802  CEEdward Jenner was awarded a grant of 10,000 by the government.
    1806  CEEdward Jenner was awarded a grant of further 20,000 by the government.
 26 Jan 1823  CEEdward Jenner died in the small village of Berkeley in Gloucestershire, aged 74.
    1840  CESmallpox vaccination, pioneered by Edward Jenner, became free for all infants and became compulsory in Britain in 1853.In 1980 the World Health Assembly declared that smallpox had been eradicated throughout the world.
 
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