Statue of Jenner, seated, and holding papers in one hand.
w. calder marshall. r.a. | sculpt. 1858.
Edward Jenner MD FRS
Country Doctor Who Benefited Mankind
In Jenner;s time smallpox was a dreaded disease
worldwide and caused many deaths particularly of
children. Survivors were left badly scarred and
often blinded or deformed.
In 1796 Jenner vaccinated James Phipps with
cowpox and showed that the boy was then immune
to smallpox. He predicted the worldwie eradication
of smallpox. This was finally achieved in 1980.
Jenner was born, practised and died in Berkeley
This statue by William Calder Marshall RA was
Gloucestershire and studied at St. George's
inaugurated by Prince Albert, the Prince Consort
and was the first to be erected in Kensington
Gardens in 1862. The cost was met by international
This plaque was funded and placed here by
the friends of Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens,
The Jenner Educational Trust and
St. George's Hospital Medical School in 1996,
the Bicentennial Anniversary of Jenner's discovery.
It was erected on Trafalgar Square in 1858, and replaced to the present location four years later.
- William Calder Marshall (1813-1894),
Sources & Information
- Wikipedia, List of public art in the City of Westminster.
- George L. Gomme, Return of outdoor memorials in London (London: City Council, 1910) (through Internet Archive).
- John Blackwood, London's Immortals: The Complete Outdoor Commemorative Statues (London: Savoy, 1989), p. 152-153.
- Andrew Kershman, London's Monuments (London: Metro Publ., 2013), p. 294.
- Peter Matthews, London's Statues and Monuments (Botley: Shire, 2012), p. 135.
Location (N 51°30'37" - W 0°10'30")
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Item Code: gblo105; Photograph: 6 August 2014
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