Smallpox in History: A Killer at Court

Fleming, Stuart
November 1986
Archaeology;Nov/Dec86, Vol. 39 Issue 6, p69
Presents accounts of smallpox epidemics and treatment through both Western and Eastern history. Resistance to the practice of variolation promoted by Mary wife of Edward Wortley Montagu, grandson of the first Earl of Sandwich; Medical milestone for Europe with the publication of physician Edward Jenner's literature inquiring into the causes and effects of variolae vaccinae; Influence of smallpox on the political fortunes of rulers in Asia, including the emperors of China.


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