The Smallpox Vaccine<br />
Smallpox and Biotechnology<br />Perhaps one of the greatest examples of biotechnology at work<br />Successful application ...
What is Smallpox?<br />Disease that has existed for at least 3,000 years<br />Highly contagious<br />Typically fatal<br />
Symptoms<br />Fever<br />Rashes on face, hands, and feet<br />Pus-filled pimples develop<br />Attacks brain, heart, and lu...
Edward Jenner<br />Born May 1749<br />From Gloucestershire, England<br />Studied Anatomy and Surgery at hospital<br />Rece...
The Theory<br />Noted patients who worked with cattle were immune to smallpox<br />These patients previously contracted co...
Testing the Theory<br />Extracted liquid from sores of milkmaid with smallpox<br />Injected cowpox into young boy<br />Boy...
The Vaccine<br />Time-tested and successful<br />World Health Organization declared smallpox extinct in 1979<br />Excellen...
Sources<br />Strickland, Jonathan. “What is Agricultural Biotechnology?”. howstuffworks.com. How Stuff Works, n.d. Web. 10...
Picture Sources<br />Boy with Smallpox. 2009. Photograph. Center for Disease Control Public Health Image Library.<br />Mey...
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The Smallpox Vaccine

  1. 1. The Smallpox Vaccine<br />
  2. 2. Smallpox and Biotechnology<br />Perhaps one of the greatest examples of biotechnology at work<br />Successful application has saved millions of lives<br />
  3. 3. What is Smallpox?<br />Disease that has existed for at least 3,000 years<br />Highly contagious<br />Typically fatal<br />
  4. 4. Symptoms<br />Fever<br />Rashes on face, hands, and feet<br />Pus-filled pimples develop<br />Attacks brain, heart, and lungs<br />
  5. 5. Edward Jenner<br />Born May 1749<br />From Gloucestershire, England<br />Studied Anatomy and Surgery at hospital<br />Received many smallpox patients in 1788<br />
  6. 6. The Theory<br />Noted patients who worked with cattle were immune to smallpox<br />These patients previously contracted cowpox<br />Suggested someone injected with cowpox would be immune to smallpox<br />
  7. 7. Testing the Theory<br />Extracted liquid from sores of milkmaid with smallpox<br />Injected cowpox into young boy<br />Boy recovers in 6 weeks, injects him with smallpox<br />Experiment was successful; boy was immune to smallpox<br />
  8. 8. The Vaccine<br />Time-tested and successful<br />World Health Organization declared smallpox extinct in 1979<br />Excellent example of the application of biotechnology<br />
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  10. 10. Picture Sources<br />Boy with Smallpox. 2009. Photograph. Center for Disease Control Public Health Image Library.<br />Meynier, Charles. Charles Meynier "Portrait of Edward Jenner (1749-1823)" 1749. Photograph. Myartprints.co.uk, Institut Pasteur, Musee Pasteur.<br />Sorolla Y Bastida, Joaquin. The Milkmaid. Photograph. Paintingmania.com.<br />Vial of Smallpox Vaccine. 2009. Photograph. In.com.<br />

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