From Variolation to Cowpox Vaccination: The First Steps Towards Eradicating Smallpox

*The following blog post was written by Samantha Sandassie, Queen’s University PH.D candidate/teaching fellow Edward Jenner looms large in the history of vaccination.  Known today as the “father of immunology,” Jenner is most famous for developing a vaccine against smallpox in the 1790s.  The vaccine brilliantly made use of common knowledge.  Milkmaids were known for … More From Variolation to Cowpox Vaccination: The First Steps Towards Eradicating Smallpox

Vaccines and Immunization: Epidemics, Prevention, and Canadian Innovation

the following post was written by Pamela Peacock, Museum Curator  The Museum of Health Care is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibition, Vaccines and Immunization: Epidemics, Prevention, and Canadian Innovation.  Developed with Guest Curator Dr. Christopher Rutty, and funded in part by the Kingston and United Way Community Fund, the Coalition of … More Vaccines and Immunization: Epidemics, Prevention, and Canadian Innovation

World TB Day 2013: A Fearsome Disease, Hope for New Vaccines

 written by Dr. Pamela Peacock, Museum Curator  I spent much of 2012 thinking about tuberculosis.  As Curator at the Museum of Health Care, I was tasked with developing an online exhibit on the disease, covering how it works and spreads, as well as how we have worked to prevent, diagnose, and treat TB over time. … More World TB Day 2013: A Fearsome Disease, Hope for New Vaccines