Category:Benjamin Jesty (Michael William Sharp - Wellcome Collection)

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Benjamin Jesty (Michael William Sharp - Wellcome Collection)
creator QS:P170,Q12068842
Portrait of Benjamin Jesty
Jesty is the first person recorded as having inoculated a person with cowpox matter in order to protect against smallpox--the procedure subsequently known as vaccination. He carried out this procedure on his wife and sons in Dorset in 1774, some twenty years before Edward Jenner carried out the same operation independently in Gloucestershire
Date 1805
date QS:P571,+1805-00-00T00:00:00Z/9
Medium oil on canvas
medium QS:P186,Q296955;P186,Q4259259,P518,Q861259
Dimensions 143 × 113 cm (56.2 × 44.4 ″)
institution QS:P195,Q7981191

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