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Today in History: May 14

Microsoft News | Slide 1 of 11: Edward Jenner, an English doctor, tested the world's first vaccine for smallpox on an eight-year-old boy, James Phipps. Until then, smallpox was a lethal disease that had claimed the lives of millions of people. http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/jenner-tests-smallpox-vaccine     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Jenner#Invention_of_the_vaccine

1796: First smallpox vaccine tested

Edward Jenner, an English doctor, tests the world's first vaccine for smallpox on an eight-year-old boy, James Phipps. Until then, smallpox was a lethal disease that had claimed the lives of millions of people.

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