From Inoculation to Vaccination, Part 1

Ben Mutschler, Andrew M Wehrman

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    Smallpox was the most feared disease in North America and in many parts of the world before its eradication in 1980. The history of smallpox allows us to see how the disease and the world’s first immunization procedure, inoculation, made their way to North America. It also allows us to see how early Americans at first challenged and then adopted measures of smallpox control and prevention in the name of public health.<br><br>In this episode we speak with Ben Mutschler, a history professor at Oregon State University and author of <i>The Province of Affliction: Illness and the Making of New England</i>; René Najera, a Doctor of Public Health, an Epidemiologist and Director of The History of Vaccines: An Educational Resource by the College of Physicians of Philadelphia; Farren Yero, a post-doctoral associate in the department of gender, sexuality, and feminist studies at Duke University and the 2022 post-doctoral fellow at the Omohundro Institute; and Andrew Wehrman, Associate Professor of History at Central Michigan University and author of the forthcoming book, “The Contagion of Liberty: The Politics of Smallpox in the Revolutionary Era”.
    Original languageEnglish
    PublisherBen Franklin's World Podcast
    StatePublished - Apr 27 2021


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