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Fillers One hundred years ago

Edward Jenner

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: (Published 18 May 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:1199

His love for natural history nearly robbed medical science of Jenner's discovery. He arranged and prepared the specimens brought home by Captain Cook in 1771, and was offered the post of naturalist to the next expedition, which sailed in the following year. This, however, he declined, and-settled down into country practice at his native town of Berkeley. Here for some years he led …

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