who invented the vaccine and why its named as vaccine

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Answer: 
sir It was Edward Jenner who first discovered vaccine for small pox in 1796. The term vaccine has the following order -- vacca(cow)-->vaccin-us-->vaccine. Ref: http://www.news-medical.net/health/What-are-Vaccines.aspx accessed on 19th Jan 2011.

Sirisha Pingali

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Viswanadha Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

www.vnips.edu.in

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