Jenner, Edward


(1749–1823) English physician, surgeon and naturalist who introduced smallpox vaccination in 1798.

Keywords: vaccination; smallpox; cowpox; variolation; cuckoo

Figure 1.

Edward Jenner (1749–1823). Reproduced by permission of The Jenner Museum.


Further Reading

Jenner E (1788) Observations on the natural history of the cuckoo. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society 78: 219–237.

Jenner E (1798) An Inquiry into the Causes and Effects of the Variolae Vaccinae. London: Sampson Low.

Jenner E (1799) Further Observations on the Variolae Vaccinae. London: Sampson Low.

Baxby D (1981) Jenner's Smallpox Vaccine; the riddle of vaccinia virus and its origin. London: Heinemann Educational.

Baxby D (1999) Edward Jenner's Inquiry; a bicentenary analysis. Vaccine 17: 301–307.

Fisher RB (1991) Edward Jenner 1749–1823. London: André Deutsch.

Lefanu W (1985) A Bibliography of Edward Jenner. London: St Paul's Bibliographies.

Miller G (ed.) (1983) Letters of Edward Jenner. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.

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Baxby, Derrick(Apr 2001) Jenner, Edward. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0002551]