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History 180: Edition #2: Edward Jenner

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Published on Jan 5, 2007

Here it is, History Fans! Edition #2 of History 180 with Nick, a 180 second look at different historical persons, events, places, and ideas. On this Edition: a brief look at the life and achievements of English physician Edward Jenner (1749-1823).

"It now becomes too manifest to admit of controversy, that the annihilation of the Small Pox, the most dreadful scourge of the human species, must be the final result of this practice." - Edward Jenner, on vaccination, 1801

"Yours is the comfortable reflection that mankind can never forget that you have lived. Future nations will know by history only that the loathsome smallpox existed and by you has been extirpated." - Thomas Jefferson, in a letter to Jenner, 1802

For more reading:
"Edward Jenner, 1749-1823" by Richard B. Fisher
"Smallpox in History" by Donald Hopkins
http://www.jennermuseum.com
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_J...

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