Traveling Through History
Edward Jenner/ Mesopotamia
According to Fulton and Kettering at a small age Edward Jenner was immunized and suffered terribly, vowing to eradicate the smallpox disease completely so, he started studying in London under a renowned surgeon John Hunter at St George's Hospital. Before they even created the vaccine. They used a smallpox material from under the skin of an unaffected person. Many people that were treated by the smallpox material that were very healthy soon developed full blown smallpox and those who did not die from the smallpox disease may suffer from complications such as blindness, pneumonia, and kidney damage which jump started the path of the invention of the first smallpox vaccine. It is the first successful vaccine to be developed. Edward Jenner followed up his observation that milkmaids who had previously caught cowpox did not later catch smallpox by showing that inoculated cowpox protected against inoculated smallpox.