Edward Jenner

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  • How Did Edward Jenner Replace Immunization Technique?

    It was in late eighteenth century Edward Jenner discovered a safer immunizing technique that could replace the preexisting variolation technique, the vaccination. The method of variolation encountered significant death rate which led the world go panic. Therefore, physicians were on the quest of finding a new and more secure method of immunization with minimal or no death rates. On this basis, an English physician named Edward Jenner (1748–1823) searched for a cure for smallpox, a devastating disease that rendered the world helpless. Jenner became interested in certain individuals who were immune to smallpox because they had contracted cowpox in the past. He personally witnessed this when he noticed that a dairymaid was immune to smallpox…

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  • Childhood Immunization Research Paper

    However, not every parent wishes to have their children vaccinated out of fear that it will do more harm than good. Overall, Vaccines have had an interesting history. Since their invention, they have been standardized, praised, and criticized. No one is entirely sure as to where the first immunization was used. There is much speculation into it being used in ancient times in China, India, and even Persia. However, the first ever recorded vaccine was done by Edward Jenner in 1796. Smallpox was a…

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  • Edward Jenner Vaccines

    When a baby is born, it enters the land of microbes - a world of germs. Modern medicine does what it can to protect the infant. Its main bulwark against disease is the vaccine. Heralded by some, and cursed by others, the history of vaccines is rich. Starting with Edward Jenner and his pioneering achievement of the smallpox immunization, many lives have been spared from disease due to the vaccine. Since Jenner’s achievement, other vaccines have been introduced, and the incidence rate for…

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  • Jenner's First Vaccination History

    The history of vaccines and immunization began in 1796 when Edward Jenner, a doctor living in Berkeley, England, performed the world’s first vaccination (Stern & Markel, 2005). Jenner “took pus from a cow pox lesion on a milkmaid’s hand” and “inoculated an eight-year-old boy” (Stern & Markel, 2005, p.612). Six weeks later, Jenner again inoculated two sites on the boys arm and he was unaffected. This was the beginning of vaccines and expanded greatly in the late 19th and early twentieth…

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  • Importance Of Vaccination And Immunizations

    According to Kathleen Berger, immunizations alone have a huge impact on the survival rates of our society versus any other public health measures besides our clean drinking water (Berger 107). Vaccination and Immunizations are considered interchangeable terms and can mean the exact same thing. The definition of both is defined as “A process that stimulates the body’s immune system to defend against attack by a particular contagious disease” (Berger 107). In 1796, an English doctor by the name of…

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  • Essay On Vaccination

    It Isn’t Just About You: Why Child Vaccinations are Necessary From 1964 to 1965, the rubella virus led to life threatening illnesses in around 20,000 newborns; these babies were plagued with deafness, blindness, heart disease, and/or mental retardation. (Ballarlo and Sprague). Now, because of vaccines, rubella has been eradicated and is no longer a life-threatening problem. Vaccinations have been used worldwide to prevent life-threatening diseases. Dr. Edward Jenner developed the first…

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  • Edward Jenner's Cowpox Vaccine

    Edward Jenner was born on May 17, 1749 in Berkeley, England, the youngest of six children. His father, a clergyman, died when Jenner was only five years old; subsequently, Jenner was raised by his older brother who was also a clergyman. Jenner had a love for nature that stayed with him throughout his life. At the age of 13, Jenner was apprenticed to a nearby surgeon in Chipping Sodbury for eight years. Throughout his apprenticeship, Jenner acquired a solid understanding of medical and surgical…

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  • What Are The Benefits Of Vaccination

    be vaccinated should remain approved everywhere in the United States by the Food and Drug Administration. To give an historical background to this controversy, vaccines became available to citizens in the nineteenth century. Then, there were many deadly diseases spreading rather quickly and violently, like whooping cough, small pox, measles, and polio, just to name a few. Physicians and other health care professionals had to come up with a cure to save millions of lives during that time of…

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  • The Vaccination Theory: A Case Study

    In science-based medicine, the vaccination theory states that an individual being infected with a “weakened form” of the virus has the propensity to develop some form of resistance towards the virus itself. This is a case study of the epidemic of smallpox inflicted on man. It had been remarked that those who have succumbed to the disease before, will be immune to it at a later time. Administration of the infective agent was perceived to have expressed some possible immunity in those who were in…

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  • The History Of Vaccines

    Jenner observed that milkmaids became infected with cowpox, but not smallpox when smallpox outbreaks occurred in the community (Stern & Markel, 2005). Edward Jenner decided to test this observation using cowpox (Stern & Markel, 2005). In 1796, Jenner took pus from a cowpox lesion and inoculated James Phipps, who was eight years old at the time (Stern & Markel, 2005). Edward Jenner inoculated Phipps with smallpox several weeks after the inoculation of cowpox and Phipps never contracted smallpox…

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