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May 15, 1967


Author Affiliations

Ham Green Hospital, Pill Bristol, England; Bristol, England

JAMA. 1967;200(7):637. doi:10.1001/jama.1967.03120200115029

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For some years physicians in the West Country have felt that Jenner's memory has been inadequately commemorated in his birthplace, Berkeley. The recent opening of Berkeley Castle to the public and the vast influx of visitors to see this magnificent building has brought an even greater number of visitors to Berkeley, many of whom have been disappointed at the condition of Jenner's "Temple of Vaccinia." This has been particularly true of visitors from the United States. It should be explained that the Temple of Vaccinia is the summerhouse in the garden of Jenner's house which he built as a form of surgery to vaccinate the poor.

It was, therefore, decided by several physicians in Bristol that a more concrete memorial to Jenner should be planned, and steps have been taken to form a Jenner Trust. It is the intention of the trust to form a small museum and preserve the