Edward Jenner

Dr. Jenner

Born 1749.—Died 1823.—George II.—George III.—George IV.

An English physician, celebrated as the discoverer of vaccination as a preventive of small-pox.  Born at Berkeley, in Gloucestershire, he was educated at Cirencester school, and was for several years a pupil of the celebrated John Hunter.  He was rewarded with several pensions as a recompense for his discoveries and disinterested labours.