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September 20, 2013
and the Smallpox Vaccine
Personal Life –
Edward Jenner was born on May 17, 1749 in Berkeley which is a town near Western England
He was married to Catherine Kingscote in 1788
He was married to Catherine till she died in 1815
Edward Jenner died on January 26, 1823 of a cerebral hemorrhage (a disease that effects the brain)
Field of Study –
Edward Jenner tried to find a cure to the small pox
Jenner became Daniel Ludlow (a surgeon) apprentice at age 13
John Hunter (a surgeon from London) was Jenner’s role model in life
His first approach at the smallpox vaccine was when a lady came to the office one day and said she couldn’t have smallpox because of she already had cowpox. This made Jenner think about the theory of cowpox as a vaccine.
After two months of studying he tested his theory on a 8 year old boy ho had been exposed to cowpox. He then exposed him to the smallpox disease and the boy did not get it.
He proved that cowpox was a vaccine for the small pox, and he kept studying until he died.
Smallpox is caused by the virus called Viriola Major
Smallpox can be spread by inhaling mucus or saliva from the person with the disease
The effects of smallpox after 7 – 17 days you will have mostly the same symptoms of the flu such as body aching, high fever, and fatigue
After a few days a body rash accrues then muss filled blisters, which then turn into scabs, which leaves numerous of scars
30 % of humans die due to small pox the other 70% humans can become blind, bald, and other symptoms
The disease has been active for many years
Encyclopedia Britannica, Inc., 2013. Web. 18 Sep 2013. <
Dr. Jenner and the Green Speckled: the Search for the Smallpox Vaccine
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Paula, Bourgoin, and Walker “Edward Jenner”
Encyclopedia of World Biography Second Edition
. 835 Penobscot Bldg. Detroit, Michigan: Gale Research, 1998. Print.
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