Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Dr. Zabdiel Boylston

  • Edward Jenner (1749-1823): from variolation to vaccination

    Damiano Rondelli Chicago, Illinois, United States   Figure 1. Portrait of Edward Jenner Smallpox virus is a linear double stranded DNA virus that belongs to the family of poxviridae. Because¬† its surface is covered with filamentous proteins, it has the appearance of a wool knitting ball. Dr. Edward Jenner’s observations on immune protection from smallpox…