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Royal Jennerian Society MDCCCIII.
Royal Jennerian Society MDCCCIII. Kings shall be thy nursing Fathers, and their Queens thy nursing Mothers: Isaiah XLIX. 23. Honorary Diploma. London: [dated in ink '1 March 1827'.] The Governors by an Unanimous Vote did themselves the High Gratification to elect ['The Revd. G. Smith' added in brown ink] An Honorary Member of their Great Royal Establishment. [Signed in ink 'Andw. Johnstone'] LLD Registrar, 52 Burr Street. [Signed in ink 'John Fox'] Secretary No. 22 Bridge St. Blackfriars.
G. Oben delineavit. J. Dadley Sculpsit.
[1827.]
Diploma of membership, signed and dated and completed in ink; etching and engraving, 380 x 320mm. 15 x 12½". Horizontal centrefold. Soiled.
The Royal Jennerian Society was established in 1803, following Edward Jennerís (1749 - 1823) successful experiments in the 1790s, to give vaccinations on a wide scale. The President of the Society at this time was the Duke of Wellington (1769 - 1852). The diploma lists patrons of the society, including Everard Home, Matthew Baillie, William Babington, Astley Cooper and Benjamin Travers. On the left is a statue of Jenner holding a dead snake representing Jenner conquering smallpox. Through the arch is a view of the City of London. A highly decorative diploma by James George Oben (1779 - 1819). Red seal of the society glued over lower right corner.
For a similar diploma for 1820 see BM: 1866,0407.276.
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London Vaccine Institution.
London Vaccine Institution. Founded under the Mayoralty of Sir James Shaw, Baronet, M.P. Vice President. On The Recommendation of the Board Of Managers Founded on the Report of the Medical Council the London Vaccine Institution Receives Francis Cole Esqr. Surgeon &c. into the Number of its Honorary Members London 28th June 1822....[etc.]
Jas. Geo. Oben delineavit J. Dadley sculpsit.
Corresponding Actuary & Sub-Treasurer Andw. Johnstone, No. 52, Burr Street, Tower Hill, London.
Diploma of membership, signed and dated and completed in ink, etching and engraving, 376 x 324mm. Light spotting, mostly outside image.
The London Vaccine Institution was founded in 1806 by members of the Royal Jennerian Society, which was established in 1803 following Edward Jennerís (1749-1823) successful experiments in the 1790s, to give vaccinations on a wide scale. Vaccination is the procedure of introducing dead or inactivated disease-causing microorganisms into the body in order to promote the production of antibodies in the body, providing immunity against the disease. The first successful vaccination was carried out by Jenner in 1798, against smallpox. A highly decorative diploma by James George Oben (1779 - 1819), a strong impression on paper watermarked 'J. Whatman 1819'.
For a similar diploma for 1833 see BM: 1868,1212.652.
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Honorary Diploma. London May 17th 1817. Anniversary of Doctor Jenner's Birth-day.
Honorary Diploma. London May 17th 1817. Anniversary of Doctor Jenner's Birth-day. Under the Presidency of Field Marshal His Grace the Duke of Wellington... At the General Court of the Royal Jennerian Society, The Director Doctor Walker in the Chair, The Governors by an Unanimous Vote did themselve the High Gratification to elect [The Right Hon. Lord Binning M.P.] An Honourary Member of their Great Royal Establishment.
G.Oben Esq.re delineavit. J.Dadley sculpsit.
Engraved diploma certificate with ink mss. fill. 380 x 320mm, 15 x 12½". Some spotting and time staining.
Engraved certificate of honoury membership of the Royal Jennerian Society, which was founded by Edward Jenner (1749-1823) to promote smallpox vaccination for the poor and the elimination of the disease through inoculation. It shows a statue of Jenner, carrying the slain python of disease, standing on a pedestal bearing a bas-relief of a milkmaid and cow (a reference to to Jennerís discovery that matter taken from cowpox lesions on the hands of milkmaids, and provided protection from smallpox), before a triumphal arch bearing bearing the Royal Arms, through which is a view of London. In the foreground are engraved scrolls bearing the names of the members (including the Dukes of Wellington, Somerset & Beaufort) and patrons (George III, the Prince Regent and Princess Caroline) of the Society. The newly-inducted member was Thomas Hamilton (1780-1858), 9th Earl of Haddington, who was Lord Binning from 1794 to 1828. He was created a Privy Counsellor in 1814, and was offered but refused the post of Governor General of India in 1841, instead becoming First Lord of the Admiralty. In January 1846 he became Lord Privy Seal, a job that lasted only until July, when Peel's govenment fell.
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