Edward Jenner


May 28, 2022

Edward Jenner (17 May 1749 – 26 January 1823) was an English rural physician who studied nature and the environment as a child. and received medical training in Berkeley Gloucestershire united kingdom Famous for being the first doctor to study and discover vaccines. for use in preventing smallpox

Early life of Edward Jenner

For eight years since the age of 13, Jenner attended a medical apprenticeship with Dr. Ludlow at Chipping Sodbury in Gloucestershire, then traveled to London in 1770 to study with a screen surgeon. John Hunter and other doctors at St George's University of London


In addition to being a physician, Edward Jenner is also considered an ornithologist. With the first scientific work before the discovery of the vaccine was the study of the propagation behavior of birds in the family Cuculidae or cuckoo. which is a bird that has the behavior of laying eggs in the nest of other birds and let the other bird parents raise their own children. At that time (18th century), people still didn't know what the cuckoo did. Jenner published this story in 1778. Jenner recorded that not only the mother cuckoo laid her eggs in the nests of other birds. But the hatched cuckoo Will push the same chick in the nest with elbow and back to fall out of the nest as well. to own the nest alone Despite this report, many scientists at that time were still skeptical. But it made Jenner a member of the Royal Society of London.