Vaccine – a substance made from the germs that cause a disease which is given to people to prevent them getting the disease
Symptom – a sign or an indication of disorder or disease, especially when experienced by an individual as a change from normal function, sensation, or appearance
Diagnosis -- the act or process of identifying or determining the nature and cause of a disease or injury through evaluation of patient history, examination, and review of laboratory data; the opinion derived from such an evaluation
Prescription – a written order, especially by a physician, for the preparation and administration of a medicine or other treatment
Pharmacy – the place where drugs are prepared, dispensed, or sold; a drugstore. Also called apothecary.
Although it is inconvenient to get sick, recovering from an illness today is a lot faster and easier than it was even 100 years ago. A century ago, if you were sick, the doctor would come to you, but he had very few medicines to help make you better; most illness were not treatable. Today, if you feel sick, you go to the doctor’s office where he will likely give you a medicine to treat your specific illness. Unfortunately, even today not everyone can go to the doctor and get the medicine they need.
Name of treatment (or vaccine): Smallpox vaccine (1 st successful vaccine to be developed); Dryvax (modern name for the vaccine)
Scientist(s) who discovered treatment (or vaccine): Edward Jenner
Date of discovery: 1796
Location of discovery: England
How was it discovered?
“ Jenner took the fluid from a cowpox pustule on a dairymaid's hand and inoculated an 8-year-old boy. Six weeks later, he exposed the boy to smallpox, and the boy did not develop any symptoms.” (From http://dermatology.about.com/cs/smallpox/a/smallpoxhx.htm )