Edward Jenner

Edward Jenner was an English physician and scientist who is famous for developing the smallpox vaccine, the world's first vaccine. His work is said to have 'saved more lives than the work of any other human'. Jenner's innovation of vaccination laid the groundwork for contemporary immunology and the eradication of smallpox.


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  1. 1. An inquiry into the causes and effects of the variolae vaccinae

    This scientific treatise is a pioneering work in the field of immunology, presenting the concept and methodology of vaccination against smallpox. The author explores the correlation between cowpox and smallpox, proposing that cowpox can be used as a preventive measure against smallpox. The book provides empirical evidence supporting this theory, marking a significant breakthrough in medical science and ultimately leading to the global eradication of smallpox.

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