Biography of Edward Jenner Physician Scientist 1749-1823

On 17 May 1749 Edward Jenner Physician Scientist 1749-1823 was born.

In 1788 Edward Jenner Physician Scientist 1749-1823 (38) was elected Fellow of the Royal Society.

Development of Smallpox Vaccine

On 14 May 1796 Edward Jenner Physician Scientist 1749-1823 (46) inoculated eight year old James Phipps against smallpox using pus from the cowpos blisters of milkmaid Sarah Nelmes. He later injected the boy with variolous material without disease following. The boy's response indicated he was immune to smallpox. He then tested a further twenty-three people including his eleven month old son Robert. Within years the whole of Europe had been innoculated against smallpox.

On 26 Jan 1823 Edward Jenner Physician Scientist 1749-1823 (73) died. He was buried at the Church of St Mary's Berkeley.