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Biography of Edward Jenner


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Jenner, Edward. Famous as the discoverer of vaccination. Jenner was born in 1749 in Berkeley, England. Died there, 1823. After many years devoted to the consideration of, and experiments made with, vaccine lymph as a specific for smallpox, Jenner was for the first time, in 1796, enabled to satisfy many medical men of the valid properties of this new agent as a preventive of the disease.