Punch,  57 (1869), 11.

A Jennerous Suggestion





Medical Practitioners, Vaccination, Human Development, Disease, Heroism, Education

    Notes that during a recent House of Commons discussion on royal parks, Edgar A Bowring lamented the state of statues in Kensington Gardens, notably those of John H Speke and Edward Jenner. Objects to the proposal to move the Jenner statue to Trafalgar Square on the grounds that in Kensington Gardens it can be seen by 'little boys and girls' who 'might be taught [...] to look up to it as the image of their great benefactor, to whom they should remember that they owe that prophylactic against disfigurement and destruction'.

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