Quote of the day, June 19

Jenner statue in Hyde Park, London. (Photo by David W. Bulla)

Jenner statue in Hyde Park, London. (Photo by David W. Bulla)

Edward Jenner, on discovery

“While the vaccine discovery was progressive, the joy I felt at the prospect before me of being the instrument destined to take away from the world one of its greatest calamities (smallpox), blended with the fond hope of enjoying independence and domestic peace and happiness, was often so excessive that, in pursuing my favourite subject among the meadows, I have sometimes found myself in a kind of reverie.”

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