Saturday, July 20, 2019

Fact of the Day: First Vaccine

The first vaccine was created by the British scientist Edward Jenner in 1796. It was used to cure people of smallpox, a disease that killed about 10% of British people alone in Jenner's lifetime. 

4 comments:

roughterrain crane said...

Smallpox was one of the most violent epidemics in human history. His contribution to human being is really great and tremendous.

Margaret D said...

Brilliant man indeed.
Thanks to him i have had the smallpox injection against it even though we don't have smallpox anymore..well not here.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Keep your vaccinations up to date!

Kirk said...

I read about this once. Jenner noticed that when people contracted the much more milder cowpox disease, they never came down with smallpox afterwards. Thus the smallpox vaccine is made from the cowpox virus.