cowpox

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English physician who pioneered vaccination; Jenner inoculated people with small amounts of cowpox to prevent them from getting smallpox (1749-1823) Edward Jenner , Jenner
local infection induced in humans by inoculation with the virus causing cowpox in order to confer resistance to smallpox; normally lasts three weeks and leaves a pitted scar vaccina , vaccinia , variola vaccina , variola vaccine , variola vaccinia
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