[ US /ˈdʒɛnɝ/ ]
  1. English physician who pioneered vaccination; Jenner inoculated people with small amounts of cowpox to prevent them from getting smallpox (1749-1823)
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  • Jenner waited only four years before declaring that the vaccine that he named vaccinia provided immunity from smallpox for life.
  • Jenner enlisted Bloomfield, whose father and nephews had died from smallpox, in his public relations campaign to popularise the new treatment. Index of People
  • When Jenner introduced inoculation with "cowpox" for the purpose of establishing "immunity" in the vaccinated person, inoculation with smallpox itself was a very usual practice. More Science From an Easy Chair
  • A similar resistance was exhibited when Jenner introduced his great improvement, vaccination; yet a century ago it was the exception to see a face unpitted by smallpox -- now it is the exception to see one so disfigured. History of the Conflict between Religion and Science
  • Jenner's discovery was a touch-stone, to detect what proportion of selfishness alloyed the human heart.
  • Jenner growled at her listeners, described some of the women who rang in as ‘stupid’ and criticised producers for vetting her calls.
  • Following Jenner's method of producing immunity by means of living, weakened causes of infection, Pasteur (1885) found a protection against lyssa, while Haffkine made experiments in 1895 to combat cholera with killed germs, and in 1897 similar experiments with the plague. The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 10: Mass Music-Newman
  • Jenner is a profound thinker.
  • For 130 years or more after Jenner introduced a vaccine for smallpox this was the only vaccine in general use.
  • In November, 1789, Dr. Jenner inoculated his eldest child Edward, aged 18 months, with some swinepox virus, and as nothing untoward happened, he inoculated him again with swinepox on April 7, 1791. The Scientific Monthly, October-December 1915
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