John Raphael Smith (Great Britain b.1752, d.1812) LC
Edward Jenner (1749-1823), MD St Andrew's and Oxon. Discoverer of vaccination
1801; Date from imprint.
As a child Jenner collected fossils and other items of natural history. He became apprenticed to several doctors and surgeons, including John Hunter (1728-1793). Jenner was employed by Sir Joseph Banks (1743-1820), the President of the Royal Society, to prepare specimens brought back from Captain Cook's 1771 voyage. In 1773 he opened a medical practice in Gloucestershire, and it grew so quickly that he decided to give up midwifery and surgery and in 1792 he obtained the degree of Doctor of Medicine from the University of St Andrews. In 1796 he made his first vaccination from cowpox. In 1808 the National Vaccine Establishment was founded and vaccination was made compulsory in England in 1853. Jenner published several medical works.
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Edward Jenner (b.1749, d.1823); Medicine; Portraits