Monthly Archives: November 2020

Exploring the history of smallpox vaccination with 19th Century American vaccination kits

A recent study published in Genome Biology has explored the early history of smallpox vaccination by sequencing DNA from smallpox vaccination kits dating back to the American Civil War, from the Mütter Museum of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia. The beginnings of vaccination are usually credited to Edward Jenner in England in 1796, although various people… Read more »

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