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The Greatest Killer

Author : Donald R. Hopkins
ISBN : 0226351688
Genre : History
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Once known as the "great fire" or "spotted death," smallpox has been rivaled only by plague as a source of supreme terror. Although naturally occurring smallpox was eradicated in 1977, recent terrorist attacks in the United States have raised the possibility that someone might craft a deadly biological weapon from stocks of the virus that remain in known or perhaps unknown laboratories. In The Greatest Killer, Donald R. Hopkins provides a fascinating account of smallpox and its role in human history. Starting with its origins 10,000 years ago in Africa or Asia, Hopkins follows the disease through the ancient and modern worlds, showing how smallpox removed or temporarily incapacitated heads of state, halted or exacerbated wars, and devastated populations that had never been exposed to the disease. In Hopkins's history, smallpox was one of the most dangerous-and influential-factors that shaped the course of world events.


Author : S.L. Kotar
ISBN : 9780786468232
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Scientifically known as Variola major, the deadliest form of smallpox has plagued mankind since "time immemorial." This text chronicles the worldwide effects of the killer disease, with particular emphasis on the 19th and 20th centuries, including the devastations of the "speckled disease" during great armed conflicts. Specific attention is paid to the development and utilization of Dr. Edward Jenner's vaccination, chronicling the anti-vaccination movement, the evolving concept of compulsory vaccination and the global march toward eradication. Legal and moral challenges, the National Vaccine Institute, the treatment of American Indians and African Americans, immigrants, the often bloody quarantine battles, germ warfare, superstitions and home remedies are addressed from the historical perspectives of those who lived through and those who died of this scourge.

The History Of The Small Pox

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ISBN : OXFORD:600050419
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Princes And Peasants

Author : Donald R. Hopkins
ISBN : 0226351777
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Author : Source Wikipedia
ISBN : 1230582339
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 54. Chapters: Smallpox, Cowpox, Edward Jenner, Smallpox vaccine, History of smallpox, Molluscum contagiosum, William Foege, Vaccinia, Poxviridae, Mozart and smallpox, Benjamin Jesty, John Dix Fisher, Myxomatosis, Smallpox Hospital, Rowland Hill, 1972 outbreak of smallpox in Yugoslavia, Orf, Benjamin Waterhouse, Orthopoxvirus, Squirrel parapoxvirus, 1837-1838 smallpox epidemic, Avipoxvirus, George Pearson, Molluscum contagiosum virus, Vaccine Act of 1813, Balmis Expedition, Modified vaccinia Ankara, Pox party, Variola caprina, Monkeypox virus, ST-246, Rabbitpox, Myxoma virus, 1775-1782 North American smallpox epidemic, Swinepox, Rahima Banu, Quokkapox virus, Fowlpox, Lumpyskin disease, Pseudocowpox, Bovine papular stomatitis, Ali Maow Maalin, Leslie Collier, Buffalopox, 1974 smallpox epidemic in India, Turkeypox, Black pox, Camelpox, ACAM2000, Ectromelia virus, Canarypox, Yaba monkey tumor virus, Yatapoxvirus.

Pox Americana

Author : Elizabeth A. Fenn
ISBN : 080907821X
Genre : History
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Recreates one of the most overlooked chapters in American history--the smallpox epidemic that coincided with the Revolutionary War--tracing its influence on colonial life and the course of the war.

Orthopoxviruses Pathogenic For Humans

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ISBN : 0387253009
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Orthopoxviruses Pathogenic for Humans covers those viruses capable of causing disease in man, including monkeypox, smallpox, cowpox, and vaccinia. The coverage of each virus is comprehensive, covering the biology, molecular biology, and ecology of the virus as well as the clinical and epidemiological aspects of these viruses in humans and animals. In addition, this volume highlights developments in genetic engineering that are paving the way for potential therapeutic treatments of these viruses.

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