SYMHC Classics: Edward Jenner, Father of Vaccines


Dr. Edward Jenner performing his first vaccination, 1796. Image via Wellcome Images under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license

We're revisiting a classic episode, all about early strides in treating smallpox, which has been around longer than recorded history. It killed royalty, shifted the tides of battles, and was so terrifying that many religions have gods, saints and martyrs associated with it. And Edward Jenner gets the credit for changing all that.

If you'd like to visit the original episode, you can find it here: https://www.missedinhistory.com/podcasts/edward-jenner-father-of-vaccines.htm

And the show notes from when the episode originally published are here: https://www.missedinhistory.com/blogs/missed-in-history-edward-jenner.htm

Topics in this Podcast: SYMHC Classics

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