Edward Jenner, FRS (17 May 1749 – 26 January 1823) was an English physician and scientist who was the pioneer of smallpox vaccine, the world's first vaccine. He is often called "the father of immunology", and his work is said to have "saved more lives than the work of any other human".
- I am not surprised that men are not thankful to me; but I wonder that they are not grateful to God for the good which he has made me the instrument of conveying to my fellow-creatures.
- The Life of Edward Jenner: With Illustrations of His Doctrines, and Selections from His Correspondence, Vol. 2 (1838), by John Baron, p. 295
- A sincere acquiescence in the dispensations of Providence will check discomposure of mind beyond any thing. It will produce a calm in the midst of a storm.
- The Life of Edward Jenner M.D. Vol. 2 (1838) by John Baron, p. 447
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- It should not forgotten, however, that it was his "Observations on the natural history of the Cuckoo" (1788) that had won him membership in the Royal Society 10 years before. His work on bird migration, although done at about the same time, was not published until after his death in 1823. Both of these papers were landmarks in ornithological history, for no one prior to Jenner had approached these problems, of brood parasitism and migration, in anywhere near so comprehensive a fashion or with such searching questions.