Edward jenner

The inventor of the first vaccine

Edward Jenners young life


  1. Early LIFE


Edward Jenner was born in Burkeley,Gloucestershire on 17th May 1749,the son of a local vicar.At the age of 14, he was apprenticed to a local surgeon and then trained in London. In 1772, he returned to Berkeley and spent most the rest of his career a doctor in his native his town

The vaccine

He was testing his theory about milkmaids who suffered the mild disease of cowpox never contracted smallpox, one of the greatest killers of that time period.In 1796, he carried out his now famous experiment on eight-year-old James Phipps. Jenner submitted a paper to the Royal society telling them about his ideas,the society told him he needed more proof for his idea to work.

The Experiments

After some experiments on kids in 1796 he finally submitted his paper. People thought that Jenner was "Crazy" many people didn't like the idea of injecting materials from a diseased animal. In the end the the advantages of vaccination and the protection it provided won.out,

The Path To Fame

Jenner became famous and now spent much of his time researching and the vaccine. He carried out his research in many other areas. Sadly he died On 26 January 1823.

Facts about Jenner

  1. Edward Jenner was made Physician Extraordinary to King George IV. He was elected Mayor of Berkeley.
  2. He was trained to be a doctor at St.Georges hospital
  3. He was a natural historian
  4. He reaserched the cuckoo and published his findings in 1788
  5. He became a member of the royal society
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