Smallpox and the First Vaccine

In 1796, Dr. Edward Jenner created the world’s first vaccine to combat the smallpox virus, a highly contagious disease that killed on average 30… read more

In 1796, Dr. Edward Jenner created the world’s first vaccine to combat the smallpox virus, a highly contagious disease that killed on average 30 percent of those infected. Karen Sherry gave the history of the vaccine’s development and looked at some of the controversies surrounding its distribution. She’s an exhibitions curator at the Virginia Museum of History and Culture, which provided this video. close

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Smallpox and the First Vaccine

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Program ID:
510859-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Richmond, Virginia, United States
First Aired:
May 01, 2021 | 9:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
May 09, 2021 | 1:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3

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  • May 01, 2021 | 9:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 02, 2021 | 1:01am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 09, 2021 | 1:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3