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Category: Vaccination

The History of the First Vaccine

1796 was a turning point in the history of vaccination, and it is associated with the name of the English doctor – E. Jenner. While practicing in the village, Jenner noticed that farmers working with cows infected with cowpox do not suffer from smallpox. Jenner suggested that the transferred smallpox was a defense against human, and decided to experiment on a revolutionary time. He injected a blood of a cowpox to a boy and proved that he was gained the immunity to smallpox. All subsequent…