Jenner, Edward

Education

M.D. 8.7.1792 on testimonials signed by J. H. Hickes M.D., Gloucester and C. H. Parry M.D., Bath.

Birth/childhood

Born 17.5.1749 son of Rev. Stephen Jenner, Berkeley, Gloucs. [Berkeley, Gloucestershire] and Elizabeth Gale. [Minister]

Career

Apprenticed 1765 to George Hardwick, apothecary, Chipping Sodbury. [Apothecary]

Practised mainly at Berkeley. [Doctor]

Discoverer of vaccination.

F.R.S. 1788. M.D. Oxon. [Oxford University] 1813.

Publications

An inquiry into the causes and effects of the variolae vaccinae....known by the name of the cow pox. 2nd ed. (London: Printed for the author, 1800)

Death

Died at Berkeley 26.1.1823.

Sources

  • DNB
  • P.J. Wallis and R.V. Wallis, Eighteenth Century Medics (Newcastle, 1988)
  • Edward Jenner in Wikipedia.