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Discussion :: Inventions - Section 1 (Q.No.38)


Who among the following invented the small pox vaccine?

[A]. Robert Koch
[B]. Edward Jenner
[C]. Robert Hooke
[D]. Louis Pasteur

Answer: Option B


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Randhir Verma said: (Jan 3, 2012)  
Edward Anthony Jenner (17 May 1749 - 26 January 1823) was an English scientist who studied his natural surroundings in Gloucestershire, England. Jenner is widely credited as the pioneer of smallpox vaccine and is sometimes referred to as the "Father of Immunology" his works have been said to have "saved more lives than the work of any other man".

Xyz said: (Apr 20, 2012)  
What did Louis Pasteur invented ?

Nag said: (Jun 16, 2012)  
Louis pasteur discovered (not invented) pastuerization.

Priyanka said: (Jul 24, 2012)  
The smallpox vaccine was the first successful vaccine to be developed. The process of vaccination was first publicised by Edward Jenner in 1796, who acted upon his observation that milkmaids who caught the cowpox virus did not catch smallpox.

Teja said: (Aug 15, 2012)  
Pasteur discovered rabies vaccine, for Dog bite.

Hazarath said: (Jan 21, 2015)  
Smallpox vaccine, the first successful vaccine to be developed, was introduced by Edward Jenner in 1798. He followed up his observation that milkmaids who had previously caught cowpox did not later catch smallpox by showing that inoculated cowpox protected against inoculated smallpox. The word vaccine is derived from Variolae Vaccinae (i.e. Smallpox of the cow) , the term devised by Jenner to denote cowpox and used in the long title of his An enquiry into the causes and effects of Variolae Vaccinae, known by the name of cow pox.

Vaccination, the term which soon replaced cowpox inoculation and vaccine inoculation, was first used in print by Jenner's friend, Richard Dunning in 1800. Initially, the terms vaccine/vaccination referred only to smallpox, but in 1881 Louis Pasteur proposed that to honour Jenner the terms be widened to cover the new protective inoculations being introduced.

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