Ten fun facts about Edward Jenner


Fact 1
He is often called "the father of immunology".

Fact 2
Jenner's vaccine also laid the foundation for contemporary discoveries in immunology, and the field he began may someday lead to cures for arthritis, AIDS, and many other diseases.

Fact 3
His work is said to have "saved more lives than the work of any other man".


Fact 4
At the age of 14 he was apprenticed for seven years to Mr Daniel Ludlow, a surgeon of Chipping Sodbury, South Gloucestershire, where he gained most of the experience needed to become a surgeon himself.

Fact 5
In 2002, Jenner was named in the BBC's list of the 100 Greatest Britons following a UK-wide vote.

Fact 6
The Walking Dead television series's character Edwin Jenner, a doctor affiliated with Atlanta's Centers for Disease Control, is a homage to Edward Jenner.

Fact 7
Edward Jenner became apprenticed in surgery and anatomy under surgeon John Hunter and others at St George's Hospital.

Fact 8
Jenner and others formed the Fleece Medical Society or Gloucestershire Medical Society.

Fact 9
Jenner was elected Fellow of the Royal Society in 1788, following his publication of a careful study of the previously misunderstood life of the nested cuckoo that combined observation, experiment, and dissection.

Fact 10
Jenner is also credited with advancing understanding of angina pectoris.


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was an English physician and scientist from Berkeley, Gloucestershire, who was the pioneer of smallpox vaccine

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