Jenner- 18th Century
Smallpox was a big killer in the 18th Century. It was an infectious disease that killed about 400 million people...
The people who were lucky enough to survive would be left permanently scarred by the sores al over their body.
In 1796 a man called EDWARD JENNER heard some popular folklore...
hey I heard that milkmaids who get cowpox don't catch smallpox
...so he took some pus from a milkmaid's cowpox sore...
...and introduced it to a cut on the arm of a small boy names James Phipps
James caught cowpox band recovered because cowpox is not a fatal disease
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