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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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Princes And Peasants

Author : Donald R. Hopkins
ISBN : 0226351777
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The History Of The Small Pox

Author : James Carrick Moore
Genre : Smallpox
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Moore follows the history of the disease from its first recorded appearance in Asia and Africa to Arabia and finally to Europe and America. he then provides a history of treatment, including three chapters on the discovery and reception of inoculation. Moore was an early advocate of vaccination, and this book is dedicated to Edward Jenner. In 1810 Moore was appointed director of the National Vaccine Establishment.


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.

Sickness And Health In America

Author : Judith Walzer Leavitt
ISBN : 029915324X
Genre : Health & Fitness
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An invaluable resource for students, scholars, and general readers, this highly regarded and widely used social history of medicine and public health in the United States is now available in a third edition. Extensively revised and updated, it includes twenty-one new essays; graphs illustrating the rise in deaths caused by HIV, homicide, and suicide; and a greatly expanded Guide to Further Reading. Entirely new sections on Sickness and Health, Early American Medicine, Therapeutics, the Art of Medicine, and Public Health and Personal Hygiene have been added, supplementing updated sections on the Science of Medicine, Education, the Allied Health Professions, Image and Income, Institutions, Race and Medicine, Epidemics, Public Health Reform, and Public Health and Medical Theory. An introductory essay and a series of historical photographs complement the articles.

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