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1793 in medicine refers to the significant events, discoveries, and advancements in the field of medicine that took place in the year 1793.

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In 1793, the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793 occurred in Philadelphia, which was then the capital of the United States. This epidemic resulted in the death of approximately 5,000 people, nearly 10% of the city's population.

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In the same year, Edward Jenner, an English physician, began his work on the smallpox vaccine. His work laid the foundation for the science of immunology.

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