Edward Jenner

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  • Edward Jenner

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    Edward Anthony Jenner, known as the founder immunology, created the foundation of modern vaccines by paving the road to wiping out formerly inescapable diseases such as smallpox (source 4.) The results of his work can be seen in modern healthcare. Edward contributed greatly to the research as well as saving numerous lives in his invention of the smallpox vaccine. Edward Jenner was born on May 17, 1749 in Berkeley, Gloucestershire. He was the eighth child out of nine. His father was the vicar of Berkeley

  • Edward Jenner

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    Edward Jenner “Now James, I need you to try to stay completely still. It may hurt your arm a bit when I make the cuts. It won’t take too terribly long, and if you pay close attention it will be done before you know it. Nurse, please hold his arm out towards me. Please be sure that he doesn’t move his arm, I don’t want there to be any accidents.” “Those were the last words I heard until the first tests were over. I was in the office of one of the most amazing men I have ever known. His name is Edward

  • Biography of Edward Jenner

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    Biography of Edward Jenner Jenner, Edward (1749-1823), an English physician of Gloucestershire. Young Jenner went to London and studied medicine with the celebrated anatomist, John Hunter, in whose family he lived for two years. On returning to his native Berkeley he gave his attention to the plague of smallpox permanently prevalent in all parts of the country. Starting with the hint given by the dairymen that those who had acquired cowpox by milking cows were not subject to smallpox, Dr

  • Edward Jenner and the Discovery of Vaccines

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    Edward Jenner and the Discovery of Vaccines Edward Jenner (1749-1823) trained in London, under John Hunter, and was an army surgeon for a period of time. After that, he spent his whole career as a country doctor in his home county, Gloucestershire (West of England). His research was based on careful case studies and clinical observation more than a hundred years before scientists could explain what viruses and diseases actually were. His innovative new method was successful to such an extent

  • Edward Jenner the Creator of the Vaccine for Smallpox

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    one in three people who caught it, smallpox. The few that survived the disease were left with very disfigured bodies and weak immune systems. In modern days this disease seems very unusual and hard to catch; it is all because of one man, Edward Jenner. Edward Jenner, “the father of immunology”, was born on May 17, 1749. He was one of nine siblings and he was treated for smallpox for a very long period of his childhood. I predict that his treatment to small pox as an infant encouraged his work into

  • The History of Smallpox and How It Became Eradicated

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    Smallpox is an ancient and very deadly disease. Scientists think that smallpox first started around 10,000 B.C. in Africa. They also think that it spread from Africa to India by Egyptian merchants. Scientists have studied the mummy of the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses V., who died in 1156 B.C., and they think that he had smallpox. Smallpox was also known to be in China in 1122 B.C. There are also writings from India around that same time that mention smallpox. Smallpox is the only disease to ever be eradicated

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    including disfiguration from pockmarks, crippling, and blindness, which occurred in one-third of survivors (Bardell 1997; Riedel 2005). Edward Jenner, who received his medical degree from St. Andrew’s University in Scotland, changed the face of medicine when he created the first successful vaccination to treat smallpox in May 1796 (Bardell 1977). While Jenner initially faced opposition from many medical professionals and religious leaders, his work led to the eventual eradication of the disease

  • Vaccination and Eradication of Smallpox

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    has devastated humanity for many centuries. Because of its high mortality rate, civilizations around the world sought to protect themselves from this disease. Throughout the 1700's, these protective methods became more sophisticated, and led up to Edward Jenner’s vaccination method in 1796. Indeed, the World Health Organization, the Center for Disease Control and the Agency for International Development began a joint program to eradicate smallpox in 1967. It utilized methods of mass vaccination, surveillance

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    eradication efforts of this disease (Shannon 2014). Words: 822 References “Disease Eradication.” 2014. College of Physicians of Philadelphia. http://www.historyofvaccines.org/content/articles/disease-eradication (last accessed 23 April 2014). “Edward Jenner (1749 - 1823).” 2014. BBC. http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/jenner_edward.shtml (last accessed 23 April 2014). Shannon, G. “Smallpox.” 2014. Lecture, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, April 21, 2014. “Smallpox Disease Overview

  • Smallpox Around the World

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    inoculation, there would still be several epidemics now. If Jenner didn’t figure out that cowpox could be used as a prevention, most of us probably wouldn’t be alive today. Works Cited Fenn, Eliabeth A. Pox Americana :the Great Smallpox Epidemic Of 1775-82. New York: Hill and Wang, 2001. Jeanette, Farrell. Invisible Enemies: stories Of Infectious Disease. New York: Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data, 1998. Marrin, Albert. Dr. Jenner and the Speckled Monster: The Search for the Smallpox