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More on the Jenner statue

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7059.743 (Published 21 September 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:743

John Empson (11 May, p 1210, “Jenner: full recognition at last”) drew our attention to the BMJ's outrage in 1858 at the proposal to demote jenner from a place in Trafalgar Square; below is an extract from the leading article.

WHERE SHALL WE PUT THE STATUE OF JENNER?

We wonder what the foreign subscribers to the Jenner Testimonial will think of the questions asked in Parliament with reference to the placing of the statue of the discoverer of vaccination in Trafalgar Square. Will they not open …

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