TITLE

Benjamin Jesty: Grandfather of Vaccination

AUTHOR(S)
Pead, Patrick J.
PUB. DATE
June 2011
SOURCE
Historian (02651076);Summer2011, Issue 110, p27
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses English farmer Benjamin Jesty, particularly noting his role in the history of the development of a smallpox vaccine. It notes that he injected family members with cowpox in 1774 so that they would develop resistance to smallpox. The author considers the belief that doctor Edward Jenner was the first to develop a vaccination. He also comments on a portrait of Jesty that was acquired by the Wellcome Trust.
ACCESSION #
63492964

 

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