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Exhibition: Vaccination: Fame, Fear and Controversy, 1798-1998

16 Jan 2017 10:30
31 Aug 2017 10:30

Since its earliest days, vaccination has been attended by hesitation, resistance and controversy. Why did an innovation that promised to rid the world of the terrible scourge of smallpox inspire such enduring fear? When Jenner spearheaded the promotion of vaccination at the turn of the nineteenth century, he predicted the end of a disease that had taken 60 million lives in the eighteenth century alone....