my life after graduate: Greatest Inventions, Vol. 12

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Greatest Inventions, Vol. 12


The technique of inoculation was not invented by Jenner and Pasteur but was devised in the Muslim world and brought to Europe from Turkey by the wife of the English ambassador to Istanbul in 1724. Children in Turkey were vaccinated with cowpox to fight the deadly smallpox at least 50 years before the West discovered it.


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