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17/05/1749 Physician Edward Jenner is born

Edward Jenner was an English physician and scientist who pioneered the smallpox vaccine, the first serum of its kind. Jenner is often called "the father of immunology", and his work is said to have "saved more lives than the work of any other human". He was appointed physician extraordinary to King George IV.


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  • Invention of the vaccine 

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