Miraculous Medicine (1/10)



Edward Jenner's early 19th century experiments involved injecting several children (including his own son) with pus from cows suffering from cowpox. People at the time were horrified. However, during the first part of the 19th century, it became accepted that Jenner's methods provided protection against one of the most deadly diseases of the time.

Jenner was not the first to attempt inoculation. There is evidence of similar experiments being carried out in both India and China the century before.

Film: Small Pox In Germany

August 2014 marks 100 years since the start of World War One. To honour this landmark occasion, British Pathé have launched this definitive collection of WW1 films.
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British Pathe captured many extraordinary events on film over its 80 year history but sometimes the cameras were switched on when tragedy struck.
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Over its history, the Pathe cameras filmed a number of people who had committed heinous crimes. So in no particular order, these images show ten faces of truly evil men and women.
British Pathe started filming talent contest style variety shows and turns at the start of the last century and now their unique and hilarious abilities live on in the archive.
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