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Sir William Jenner

Jenner, Sir William (1815–98), Victorian-era British physician. Best known for his research on typhus and typhoid fever, Jenner was one of the first members of the medical profession to draw a distinction between them and prescribe appropriate treatment. Jenner was also a pioneer in the treatment of diptheria. He served as president of the Royal College of Physicians (1881–88) and was the personal physician of Queen Victoria and other members of the royal family.

See also: Typhoid fever; Typhus.

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