Health

History of vaccines

Health

History of vaccines

The first vaccine developed was against smallpox by Edward Jenner, English "country" physician, in Berkeley. He found that dairy maids with cow pox were relatively immune to small pox. He took the exudates and secretions from a cowpox pustule on the hand of dairymaid Sarah Nelmes and inserted it into the arms of an 8 year old boy James Phipps on May 14, 1796.

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