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In the 1960s Paul Saunders, although failing to save from demolition Edward Jenner's Cheltenham home, uncovered new information on Jenner's Cheltenham period. Because this period coincides with Jenner's vaccination campaign, its documentation is important. Jenner maintained his Berkeley home but moved to Cheltenham for each summer season; this book places him in a glittering circle of lords and ladies, intellectuals, and politicians, and tends to discount the idea of Jenner the simple country doctor. This account of Jenner as Town Commissioner, magistrate, and socialite is fascinating, although lengthy.
The book will interest medical historians mainly as a chronicle of the
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Edward Jenner. The Cheltenham Years 1795-1823.. Ann Intern Med. 1982;97:805. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-97-5-805_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1982;97(5):805.
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