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Smallpox in colonial America.

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Published by Arno Press in New York .
Written in English



  • New England.,
  • Vaccination,
  • United States


  • Smallpox -- Vaccination -- New England.,
  • Smallpox -- Vaccination -- South Carolina.,
  • Smallpox -- Early works to 1800.,
  • Smallpox -- United States -- History -- Sources.

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Edition Notes

Reprint of 5 pamphlets published between 1722 and 1743 by various publishers.

SeriesPublic health in America
LC ClassificationsRA644.S6 S58 1977
The Physical Object
Pagination151 p. in various pagings ;
Number of Pages151
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4897778M
ISBN 100405098804
LC Control Number76040353

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  SMALLPOX IN COLONIAL NEW ENGLAND. by STANLEY M. ARONSON and LUCILE NEWMAN. Introduction “Because of the destroying angel standing over the Town, a day of prayer is needed that we may prepare to meet our God.” Thus wrote Cotton Mather in as his Boston congregation faced the return of smallpox. “Smallpox was the most feared disease in the American colonies. ‘The Speckled Monster’ killed as many as 30 percent of its victims, and survivors could be left blinded and scarred. “In May of , word reached Marblehead that smallpox was raging in Boston.   Taylor provides an extensive - pages including bibliography and index - overview of European colonial initiatives in the Atlantic, North America and parts of the Caribbean from the early s - when Portuguese and Spanish proto-colonists got their feet wet, so to speak, by colonizing the Azores, Canaries and Medeiras - through Spanish and Russian efforts on the West Coast in the early 5/5(5).   Pox Americana tells the story of the great smallpox epidemic of the s and s in North America. The epidemic affected the American Revolution because colonial soldiers who had not been previously exposed to smallpox contracted it in huge numbers, particularly in the New England and Southern colonies where inoculation had not been a widespread practice.5/5(5).

Smallpox was an infectious disease caused by one of two virus variants, Variola major and Variola minor. The last naturally occurring case was diagnosed in October , and the World Health Organization (WHO) certified the global eradication of the disease in The risk of death following contracting the disease was about 30%, with higher rates among cations: Scarring of the skin, blindness. John H. Duffy, Epidemics in Colonial America (Port Washington, NY: Kennikat Press, ), p. 23,88 Top, Communicable Disease, Roslyn S. Wolman, "A tale of two colonial cities: inoculation against smallpox in Philadelphia and Boston," Transactions and Studies of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia 45 (October ) While childbirth, smallpox, and a host of other conditions threatened the lives of residents in 17th- and 18th-century North America, violent conflict also prevailed throughout this era. Encounters between Native Americans and European colonists, as well as protracted battles between British, Spanish, French, and American forces, inflicted. The paper war during Boston’s smallpox epidemic of ___ The most dreaded disease in colonial America was smallpox. 1 When the highly contagious disease entered a colonial port city, up to sixty percent of the people might fall ill, and from five to twenty percent would die. Residents fled to File Size: KB.