The Jenner Society and the Edward Jenner Museum: Tributes to a physician-scientist

A. J. Morgan, Gregory A. Poland

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Abstract

Dr. Edward Jenner's discovery and application of vaccination against smallpox was one of the most important medical advances of all time. In the modern era many millions of lives are saved each year by vaccines that work essentially on the same scientific principles established by Jenner more than 200 years ago. Jenner's country home in Berkeley, Gloucestershire, UK, where he carried out his work and where he spent most of his life, is now a museum and something of a shrine for vaccinologists. Jenner's house is also now the focal point of a new international learned society dedicated to advancing modern vaccinology. The aims of the new Jenner Society are to engage, support, and sustain the professional goals of vaccinologists, and to perpetuate the memory of Dr. Edward Jenner. Ultimately it is hoped that the Jenner Society will be recognized as one of the leading academic societies representing and promoting vaccine science around the world. We invite readers to consider joining the society (http://www.edwardjennersociety.org/).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)D152-D154
JournalVaccine
Volume29
Issue numberSUPPL. 4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 30 2011

Keywords

  • Edward Jenner
  • Edward Jenner Society
  • History
  • Smallpox
  • Smallpox eradication
  • Smallpox vaccine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Medicine
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)
  • veterinary(all)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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