History of Smallpox Vaccination

For those interested in the History of Science, Medicine, and Public Policy: Brandeis Associate Professor of History Michael Willrich has a new book out, entitled Pox: An American History. The book discusses the smallpox epidemic of the early 1900’s and efforts to vaccinate the public, occasionally by force, to stave off the epidemic.

For more information see the interview from NPR’s Fresh Air or the Wall Street Journal

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