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From the folks at Awkward Family Photos, an extraordinary collection of…  well, exactly that:


There’s much, much more at AFP

And to go directly to what is surely the weirdest family photo ever, click here.

As we strike our poses, we might recall that it was on this date in 1796 that the first smalllpox vaccination was administered by Edward Jenner, an English country doctor who had noticed that milkmaids who contracted cowpox were immune to smallpox.  Jenner’s approach spread first across Europe, then the rest of the world, and served as a model for developing similar inoculations against polio, whooping cough, measles, tetanus, yellow fever, typhus, and hepatitis B, among other scourges.

Edward Jenner

Written by LW

May 14, 2009 at 1:01 am

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