An Interactive Annotated World Bibliography of Printed and Digital Works in the History of Medicine and the Life Sciences from Circa 2000 BCE to 2022 by Fielding H. Garrison (1870-1935), Leslie T. Morton (1907-2004), and Jeremy M. Norman (1945- ) Traditionally Known as “Garrison-Morton”

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JENNER, Edward

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  • 5423

An inquiry into the causes and effects of the variolae vaccinae.

London: S. Low, 1798.

Jenner established the fact that a “vaccination” or inoculation with vaccinia (cowpox) lymph matter protects against smallpox. He performed his first vaccination on May 14, 1796. The above work, describing 23 successful vaccinations, announced to the world one of the greatest triumphs in the history of medicine. Jennerian vaccination soon superseded the protective inoculation of material from human cases of small-pox, which had previously been in vogue. What is probably the first mention of anaphylaxis appears on p. 13 of the pamphlet. See W.R. Lefanu, A Bio-bibliography of Edward Jenner, 1749-1823, rev. 2nd. ed., Winchester, St. Paul’s Bibliographies, 1985. Several facsimile editions have been published. As a result of the success of Jenner’s vaccine natural smallpox was eradicated. The official declaration was made by the World Health Organization on May 8, 1980. See No. 5434.2. 

Subjects: ALLERGY › Anaphylaxis, IMMUNOLOGY › Immunization, IMMUNOLOGY › Vaccines, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Smallpox › Vaccination
  • 12348

Jenner and vaccination: A strange chapter of medical history.

London: Swan Sonnenschein, 1889.

Creighton, one of the founders of epidemiology, disputed the germ theory of infectious disease, and became "one of the anti-vaccination movement's 'most ardent and distinguished spokesmen.' Creighton argued that vaccination was poisoning of the blood with contaminated material, which could provide no protection from disease" (Wikipedia article Charles Creighton, accessed 4-2020).

Subjects: ALTERNATIVE, Complimentary & Pseudomedicine › Anti-Vaccination, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › History of Infectious Disease, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Smallpox › Vaccination
  • 11206

A bibliography of Edward Jenner, 1749-1823. By William Lefanu.

Winchester, Hampshire, England: St. Paul's Bibliographies, 1985.

Revised second edition of Lefanu's A bio-bibliography of Edward Jenner (1951).  The annotations in this bibliography form a kind of biographical narrative of Jenner's life and achievements.

Subjects: BIBLIOGRAPHY › Bibliographies of Individual Authors, BIOGRAPHY (Reference Works) › Biographies of Individuals, INFECTIOUS DISEASE › Smallpox › History of Smallpox