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Jen·ner(jĕn′ər), Edward 1749-1823.
British physician who developed a vaccine for smallpox that involved inoculating a person with the substance from cowpox lesions.
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1. (Biography) Edward 1749–1823, English physician, who discovered vaccination by showing that injections of cowpox virus produce immunity against smallpox (1796)
2. (Biography) Sir William. 1815–98, English physician and pathologist, who differentiated between typhus and typhoid fevers (1849)
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1. Edward, 1749–1823, English physician: discoverer of smallpox vaccine.
2. Sir William, 1815–98, English physician.
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