World History Minute: Small pox vaccinations begin (May 14, 1976)

World History Minute: Small pox vaccinations begin (May 14, 1976)
World History Minute: Small pox vaccinations begin (May 14, 1976)

World History Minute: Small pox vaccinations begin (May 14, 1976)

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May 14, 1796 was a landmark in medical history. On this date, Edward Jenner began performing vaccinations against smallpox. WBEZ history blogger John Schmidt explains how the English physician tested and popularized the important vaccine. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons).