Named in memory of English country doctor Edward Jenner (1749–1823), who on 1796 May 14 vaccinated a boy against and later inoculated him with smallpox, the first successful step in a nearly 200-year journey that eventually resulted in the worldwide elimination of this disease. (M 27329)
Name suggested by B. G. Marsden.
Discovered on 6-3-1986 in Palomar by Shoemaker, C. S., Shoemaker, E. M.
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