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Immunology

  • By: Melissa K. Wolinski
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

In the late 18th century Dr. Edward Jenner stumbled upon the notion of the immune system following his discovery that cowpox protected him against a human pathogen known as smallpox. This process of immunity by introduction of more mild strains of ...

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