Francis Home bi David Allan.

Prof. Francis Home FRSE FRCPE (17 November 1719 in Eccles, Berwickshire – 15 Februar 1813) wis a Scots pheesician, an the first Professor o Materia Medica at the Varsity o Edinburgh,[1] kent tae mak the first attempt tae vaccinate against maisles, in 1758.[2][3] In 1783 he wis ane o the foonders o the Ryal Society o Edinburgh.[4]


  1. Home, W. E. "Francis Home (1719–1813), First Professor of Materia Medica in Edinburgh." Proceedings of the Royal Society of Medicine 21.6 (1928): 1013.
  2. Waterston, Charles D.; Macmillan Shearer, A. (July 2006). Former Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh 1783–2002: Biographical Index (PDF). I. Edinburgh: Royal Society of Edinburgh. ISBN 978-0-902198-84-5. Retrieved 19 April 2015.
  3. Enders, J. F. (December 1961 – February 1962). "Vaccination against measles: Francis Home redivivus". Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine. Yale University. 34: 239–60.
  4. BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX OF FORMER FELLOWS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF EDINBURGH 1783 – 2002 (PDF). The Royal Society of Edinburgh. July 2006. ISBN 0 902 198 84 X.