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The Story of Dr. Jenner (1939)

Approved | | Short, Biography, Drama | 18 March 1939 (USA)
The story of the man who invented vaccination.

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John Nesbitt ...
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At one time, smallpox was a plague that killed 60 million people over the course of a century. By chance, a humble English country doctor named Edward Jenner noticed that dairy workers were never afflicted by the disease after they had a bout of cow pox. He thought that exposing cow pox to the populace would result in immunization to smallpox. As such, he developed what he would call a vaccination, which injected cow pox into the human body. But not being a scientist, this theory was ridiculed by the scientific and medical profession. He had to take a risk, one that could result in life or death, to prove his theory was one that could save the world from death by smallpox. Written by Huggo

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Short | Biography | Drama

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18 March 1939 (USA)  »

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Passing Parade No. 4: The Story of Dr. Jenner  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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(Sepiatone)

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1.37 : 1
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