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

Damiano Rondelli Chicago, Illinois, USA   Figure 1. Portrait of Edward Jenner Smallpox virus is a linear double stranded DNA virus that belongs to the family of poxviridae. BecauseĀ  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 at […]