Authorised form of nameJenner; Edward (1749 - 1823); physician
Dates1749 - 1823
Place of birthBerkeley, Gloucestershire, England
Date of birth17 May 1749
Place of deathBerkeley, Gloucestershire
Date of death26 January 1823
Dates and placesBurial:
The chancel of Berkeley parish church, Gloucestershire
Research fieldNatural history
Pupil of John Hunter (FRS 1767), St George's Hospital, London (1770)
Settled in medical practice in Berkeley (1773); his discovery of vaccination against small pox, practised on James Phipps (1796) was included in his publication 'Inquiry into the causes and effects of variolae vaccinae' (1798); petitioned Parliament and received a grant of £10,000 for his discovery (1802)
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election26/02/1789
RelationshipsSon of Rev Stephen Jenner
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB
Donald A Henderson, 'The Miracle of Vaccination' in NR 1997 vol 51 pp 235-245, plate
Lise Wilkinson, 'Out, Damned Spots!', review of Richard B Fisher, Edward Jenner 1749-1823 in NR 1993 vol 47 pp 145-147
Paul G M Foster, 'The Hon. Daines Barrington, FRS - Annotations on Two Journals Compiled by Gilbert White' in NR 1986-87 vol 41 pp 77-93
E L Scott, 'Edward Jenner, FRS, and the Cuckoo' in NR 1973-4 vol 28 pp 235-240
G R de Beer, 'The Relations between Fellows of the Royal Society and French Men of Science when France and Britain were at War' in NR 1952 vol 9 pp 244-299
M H Gordon, 'Jenner and Napoleon' in NR 1938 vol 1 p 69
N G Coley, 'George Pearson MD, FRS (1751-1828): 'The greatest chemist in England'? in NR 2003 vol 57 pp
M Crosland, 'Relationships between the Royal Society and the Academie des Sciences in the late eighteenth century' in NR 2005 vol 59 pp 25-34
Royal Society codeNA6250
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1788/12Jenner, Edward: certificate of election to the Royal Society
IM/002425Jenner, Edward1996
IM/002424Jenner, Edwardnd
CB/2/219Copy of a letter from Charles Blagden to Jenner16 March 1789
L&P/9/37Letter, 'Observations on the cuckoo and on the emigration of birds' from Edward Jenner to John Hunter20 February 1787
L&P/9/80/1Letter, 'Observations on the natural history of the cuckoo' from Edward Jenner to John Hunter27 December 1787
L&P/9/80Paper, 'Observations on the natural history of the cuckoo' by Edward Jenner 27 December 1787
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