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Impact of Germ Theory on Vaccination

The Development of the Germ Theory
and its impact on the treatment of diseases in the nineteenth

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NB/ Germ theory led to a number of important breakthroughs in vaccinations in the 19th century - perhaps most importantly Pasteur was able to prove how the technique of vaccination worked and Koch was able to establish a progress of isolating individual bacteria enabling vaccination to take off.
However as the timeline below shows most progress was made in the twentieth century.

 18th century
  • 1798 First vaccine for smallpox, first vaccine for any disease developed by Edward Jenner.
  •  19th century

     20th century

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