By: Hannah Smith
Died: January 26, 1823
Edward Jenner was born and died in Berkeley, England. He was the youngest of six kids and the third son. He was orphaned at the age of five and raised by his older brother. At the age of 13 he became an apprentice to surgeon, Daniel Ludlow. He then moved to London and began working with anatomist and surgeon, John Hunter at St. George's Hospital. He was encouraged to be inquisitive and experimental in his approach to medicine. He got his degree from St. Andrew's in Scotland. In 1773 he went back to Berkeley and started practicing as a doctor. He then began researching and experimenting with smallpox cures.
How He Helped
Jenner injecting James Phipps, an eight year old boy with cowpox from dairymaid, Sarah Nelms.
Named vaccinations and introduced the word virus.
He published "An Inquiry into the Causes and Effects of the Variolae Vaccinae" which resulted in a breakout in demand for vaccines.
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