History of Medicine Vaccines

  • smallpox vaccine

    smallpox vaccine
    Edward Jenner tested the hypothesis that infection with cowpox could protect a person from smallpox infection.
  • smallpox vaccine is brought to US

    smallpox vaccine is brought to US
    Benjamin Waterhouse, a Harvard professor of medicine, performed the first U.S. vaccinations on his children
  • Cholera pandemic begins

    Cholera pandemic begins
    Beginning in 1817, a series of deadly cholera pandemics swept over India, Asia, and the rest of the world.
  • smallpox mortality falls

    smallpox mortality falls
    In 1820, the deaths from smallpox dropped to 7858, the had gone down in the last decade, from being 18447
  • First laboratory vaccine

    First laboratory vaccine
    Pasteur produced the first laboratory-developed vaccine: the vaccine for chicken cholera.
  • studying on rabies begins

    studying on rabies begins
    Pasteur began careful work on rabies, attempting to infect other animals with rabies and identify the site and cause of infection.
  • the vaccine controversy

    the vaccine controversy
    The Anti-Vaccination League of America held its first meeting in New York. They believed that smallpox was spread through filth and not contagion. This became a popular, though incorrect, argument of anti-vaccinationists.
  • Rabies vaccine used on human

    Rabies vaccine used on human
    Pasteur successfully prevented rabies in nine-year-old Joseph Meister by post-exposure vaccination.
  • cholera vaccine

    cholera vaccine
    Spanish physician Jaime Ferrán developed a cholera vaccine. His vaccine was the first to immunize humans against a bacterial disease.
  • advances in vaccine production

    advances in vaccine production
    English physician S. Monkton Copeman improved the vaccine