Transportation of the Vaccine from England
to South America
Name: Edward Jenner
Born: 17th of May 1749, in Berkeley, Gloucestershire
Work: He was a British biologist. He started to study very
young. His early studies were conducted at the local
school and from an early age showed great interest in
At 21 she began studying at the San Jorge Hospital in
London with the famous surgeon and anatomist John
The Balmis Expedition was a three-year mission to
the Americas with the aim of vaccinating thousands
against smallpox. Vaccination, a much safer way to
The Balmis expedition set off from La Coruña on
30th November 1803. It may be considered the first
international health-care expedition in history.
WHERE DOES THE NAME
“VACCINE” COME FROM
The name of vaccine comes from cow because he
discovered the smallpox through a young boy that
works with cows
knowledge and had the
Jenner decided to test this empirical
idea of inoculating healthy people with cowpox to confer
immunity against the dreaded disease.
On May 14th, 1796 he extracted pus from a pustule on the
hand of Sarah Nelmes, a milkmaid who had contracted
smallpox from his dairy cow, and inoculated a healthy 8 year
old boy named James Phipps.
The young boy developed a mild illness between the 7th and
the 9th day. A vesicle formed at the points of inoculation,
which disappeared without any complication. On July 1st, he
inoculated the boy with the dreaded smallpox, but he didn’t
fell sick. THE VACCINE HAD BEEN DISCOVERED.