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Timeline of key events

vaccine: Timeline of key events

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Date Event People Places Sciences
17 May 1749Edward Jenner was born in Berkeley, United Kingdom Berkeley, United KingdomImmunology, Vaccine
26 Jan 1823Edward Jenner diedJenner Immunology, Vaccine
21 Sep 1866Charles J H Nicolle was born  Vaccine
1879Chicken cholera vaccine developedPasteurPasteur InstituteBacteriology, Vaccine
1885First rabies vaccine testedPasteurPasteur InstituteBacteriology, Vaccine
17 Oct 1886Ernest Goodpasture was born Clarksville, TN, USAGoodpastureHarvard UniversityVirology, Vaccine
28 Sep 1895Louis Pasteur diedPasteurPasteur InstituteBacteriology, Vaccine
10 Feb 1897John F Enders was born West Hartford, CT, USAEndersChildren's Hospital BostonVirology, Vaccine
30 Jan 1899Max Theiler was born in Pretoria, South AfricaTheilerPretoria, South AfricaVaccine
01 Jun 1905Max Sterne was born in Trieste, AustriaSterneOnderstepoort Veterinary Research InstituteVaccine
03 Sep 1905Frank Macfarlane Burnet was born in Traralgon, AustraliaBurnettWalter and Eliza Hall InstituteImmunology, Vaccine
28 Oct 1914Jonas Salk was born in New York City, USASalkUniversity of PittsburghVirology, Vaccine
25 Aug 1916Frederick Chapman Robbins was born in Auburn AL, USARobbinsWestern Reserve UniversityVirology, Vaccine
28 Feb 1936Charles Jules Henry Nicolle died  Vaccine
23 Feb 1954Salk polio vaccine trial begunSalkUniversity of PittsburghVirology, Vaccine
20 Sep 1960Ernest Goodpasture diedGoodpastureHarvard UniversityVirology, Vaccine
1962WI-38 cell line developed - important to development of vaccinesHayflick, MoorheadWistar InstituteVaccine, Virology
1963 - 1963Development of first attentuated measles virus vaccineEnders, Katz Vaccine, Virology
1963Creation of first vaccine against mumpsHillemanMerck & CoVaccines, Virology
1969 - 1970First license approved in US and Europe for vaccine against rubella (German measles)PlotkinWistar InstituteVaccine, Virology

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