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On Vaccination Against Smallpox by Edward Jenner

On Vaccination Against Smallpox

by Edward Jenner

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On Vaccination Against Smallpox is Edward Jenner's publication of his research into creating the smallpox vaccine. When in 1788 a smallpox outbreak hit Gloucestershire, Jenner noticed that people who worked with cattle and had caught the mild disease cowpox, which was not fatal, then never came down with smallpox. He found ways to test his observation, and in 1796 his experiments showed that giving a small dose of cowpox to a person gave that person immunity to smallpox. Despite much initial disbelief by his peers, the smallpox vaccine became one of the most significant scientific breakthroughs.

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Jenner's point of view
Reviewer midtra52
 September 21, 2012
It was interesting to hear Jenner's story as told by himself. Listening to the story on the surface it sounds as though he did test and prove his vaccine worked. He however left out very important details that were pointed out by other doctors during that time and at times flat out lied. I recommend CHARLES CREIGHTON, M.D. or William White's book, and reading Parlament addresses by a number of doctors of that time. Creighton points out the sleight of hand Jenner uses to fool people into associating cowpox with smallpox. Then when you listen to this book the fraud of vaccination will be more apparent.

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