Vaccine lessons from the early 1800s: The Boon of Jenner and Covid-19
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AbstractCOVID-19 vaccines allowed the world to open back up after months of quarantine, social distancing, and masking. This post traces the history of vaccines and the hesitancy to vaccinate from Edward Jenner's discovery of the smallpox vaccine. The post highlights quotes from the School of Medicine Early Disserations collection to show how vaccines improve the quality of life for people as well as explain the hesitancy of some to get them.
DescriptionContent written for the HS/HSL News, a blog for the Health Sciences and Human Services Library at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB).
Blog post researched and written by Spring 2021 HSHSL Intern, Hanna Takemoto. Hanna is a new graduate of the MLIS program at the University of Maryland, College Park. She recently completed an internship at the HSHSL where she worked on a collection of 19th century School of Medicine dissertations.
Boon of Jenner
Jenner, Edward, 1749-1823
University of Maryland, Baltimore. School of Medicine