The inventor of the first vaccine
Edward Jenners young life
- 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
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.
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.