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BMJ 1996; 312 doi: (Published 11 May 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:0

Let's have Jenner's Column instead of Nelson's Column

Perhaps the BMJ should begin a campaign for Nelson's Column to become Jenner's Column and Trafalgar Square Vaccination Square. Horatio Nelson is known by all British schoolchildren to have saved us from the French. But what for? As part of a Europe dominated by France we might have had better food, law, and painting; avoided two world wars; and been saved the tedious protests of little Englanders being dragged into Europe. In contrast, without Edward Jenner and …

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