Episode 24: Snorting Sores

Sep 30, 2019, 05:00 AM
Have you ever wondered how the first vaccine was made? It involves snorting scabs in China, ulcerous udders, and some good old fashioned child endangerment. 
This week Corry takes us through the history and eradication of smallpox!

References and Further Reading
  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1069029/
  2. https://www.who.int/csr/disease/smallpox/vaccines/en/
  3. https://www.cdc.gov/smallpox/vaccine-basics/index.html
  4. Kennedy, Peter (1715). An Essay on External Remedies Wherein it is Considered, Whether all the curable Distempers incident to Human Bodies, may not be cured by Outward Means. London: A. Bell.
  5. https://www.britannica.com/science/cowpox
  6. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1810486/?tool=pubmed
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