The Cow and the Country Boy: The Story of the First Vaccine (The First)

THE FIRST PODCAST   Once upon a time there was a country doctor with a love of birds, a milkmaid with translucent skin, an eight-year-old boy with no idea what he’s in for and a wonderful cow that holds the secret to human immunity.

This is the story of the first vaccine, perhaps one of the greatest inventions in modern human history. Come listen to this remarkable story of risk and bravery which led to the eradication of one of the deadliest diseases in human history.

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06 THE COW AND THE COUNTRY BOY (THE FIRST VACCINE)

 

Courtesy National Library of Medicine

 

Image from page 280 of “Dr. Evans’ How to keep well;” (1917)

 

Image from page 430 of “History and pathology of vaccination” (1889)

 

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