Immunization: Celebrating the past and Injecting the Future

  title={Immunization: Celebrating the past and Injecting the Future},
  author={Rosalind Stanwell‐Smith},
  journal={Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine},
  pages={509 - 513}
The boy was James Phipps, the 8-year-old son of a labourer. On 14 May 1796, Dr Edward Jenner inoculated the boy's arm with cowpox. In July an excited Jenner wrote to his friend Edward Gardner: 'the Boy has since been inoculated for the smallpox which as I ventured to predict produc'd no effect. I shall now pursue my Experiments with redoubled ardor" . Edward Jenner (1749-1823) was not the first doctor to attempt vaccinationagainst smallpox: others such as William Woodville vaccinated on a much… 
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