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The speckled monster : a historical tale of battling smallpox

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  • ISBN: 9780525947363 (hbk. : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 0525947361 (hbk. : alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: xvii, 474 p. : ill ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Dutton, 2003.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [465]-474).
London -- Two Marys -- Three rebellions -- A destroying angel -- Bidding the world adieu -- A dear little son -- Rosebuds in lily skin -- Boston -- Zabdiel & Jerusha -- Curiosities of the smallpox -- The beauty of the sea -- Caging the demon -- Demonic wings -- Fathers and sons -- Hell upon earth -- Salutation alley -- Prying multitudes -- An infusion of malignant filth -- The castle of misery -- Signs and wonders -- Newgate -- An hour of mourning -- The King's pardon -- Raw head and bloody bones -- Just retribution -- In royal fashion -- Aftermath -- Meetings and partings -- The practice -- The people.
Summary, etc.: A study of early efforts to conquer smallpox profiles two eighteenth-century health pioneers who flouted the medical conventions of their era to draw on African folk knowledge and Eastern traditions to protect their children.
Subject: Ziektebestrijding
Smallpox Vaccine history
Smallpox history
Smallpox History
Montagu, Mary Wortley Lady 1689-1762
Boylston, Zabdiel 1679-1766
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