Benjamin waterhouse

March 4th

  • American physician who pioneered smallpox vaccination and fostered an aggressive campaign to inoculate Americans against smallpox.
  • He studied the researches of English physician Edward Jenner and followed with his own experiments.
  • On 8 Jul 1800, Waterhouse introduced Edward Jenner’s method of vaccination into America by inoculating his five-year-old son, Daniel Oliver, and a household servant with vaccine obtained from England.

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