History of the Vaccination
According to "The History of Medical
Edward Jenner performed the first
vaccination. In the eighteenth century an English country doctor named
Edward Jenner began to study the link between smallpox and the milder disease,
cowpox. By injecting one boy with the cowpox he found that the boy became
immune to smallpox. Edward Jenner published his findings in 1798 and within
three years 100,000 people in Britain had been vaccinated.
In 1954, Becton, Dickinson and Company
created the first mass-produced disposable syringe and needle, produced in
glass. It was developed for Dr. Jonas Salk's mass administration of one million American children with the new Salk polio
Benjamin A. Rubin invented a pronged vaccination
needle used for smallpox vaccinations.
of the Hypodermic Needle or Syringe
What's the history behind this medical
device, including needles and syringes used before vaccinations were developed.
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