World Health Crises: Smallpox
(see also World Health Crises)
On the Web: Specialized Sites
Arnt, Nilton & L. Morris. "Smallpox outbreaks in two Brazilian villages: epidemiological characteristics," American Journal of Epidemiology 95,4 (4/72):363-70.
Azevedo Costa, Eduardo de & Leo Morris. "Smallpox epidemic in a Brazilian community," American Journal of Epidemiology 101,6 (6/75):552-61.
Blumenthal, Daniel S. "Last great battleground against smallpox," Oberlin Alumni Magazine (5-6 75).
Davey, Thomas H. & T. Wilson. "Proximity & contact infections: smallpox & measles," in Davey & Lightbody, The Control of Disease in the Tropics: A Handbook for Practitioners (London, 1965).
Deutschmann, Z. "The ecology of smallpox," in J.M. May (ed.) Studies in Disease Ecology (NY, 1961), pp. 1-13.
Dunbar, Robert G. "The introduction of the practice of vaccination into Napoleonic Europe," Bulletin of the History of Medicine 10 (1941):635-50.
Duncan, S.R.; Susan Scott & C.J. Duncan. "An hypothesis for the periodicity of smallpox epidemics as revealed by time series analysis," Journal of Theoretical Biology 160 (1993):231-48.
Henderson, Donald A. "The eradication of smallpox," Scientific American 235,4 (10/76):25-33.
__________. "Smallpox: epitaph for a killer?" National Geographic (12/78).
Leavitt, Judith Walzer. "Be safe, be sure: NY City's experience with epidemic smallpox," in D. Rosner (ed.) Hives of Sickness: Public Health & Epidemics in New York City (New Brunswick NJ: Rutgers, 1995).
Levin, Richard. "Dancing with death: the never-ending story of smallpox," Oberlin Alumni Magazine (spr 00):15-19.
Morrill, Richard L. & Juan J. Angulo. "Spatial aspects of a smallpox epidemic in a small Brazilian city," Geographical Review 69,3 (7/79):319-30.
Rigau-Pérez, José G. "Strategies that led to the eradication of smallpox in Puerto Rico," Bulletin of the History of Medicine, 59,1 (1985):75-88.
Rodríguez, Bichat A. "Smallpox eradication in the Americas," Pan American Health Organizatio Bulletin 9,1 (1975):53-58.
In the Library: Non-Fiction Books
Allen, Arthur. Vaccine:The Controversial Story of Medicine's Greatest Lifesaver (NY: Norton, 2007).
Baxby, Derrick. Jenner's Smallpox Vaccine: The Riddle of Vaccinia Virus & its Origin (London: Heinemann Educational, 1981).
Blake, John B. Benjamin Waterhouse & the Introduction of Vaccination (Philadelphia: U. of Pennsylvania, 1957).
Chase, Allen. Magic Shots: A Human & Scientific Account of the Long & Continuing Struggle to Eradicate Infectious Diseases by Vaccination (NY: Morrow, 1982).
Dixon, C.W. Smallpox (London, 1970).
Fenner, Frank; Donald Henderson, Isao Arita, Zdenek Jezek & Ivan Danilovich Ladnyi. Smallpox & Its Eradication (Geneva: WHO, 1988).
Hopkins, Donald R. The Greatest Killer: Smallpox in History (Chicago: U. of Chicago, 2003).
Preston, Richard. The Demon in the Freezer: A True Story (NY: Random House, 2002). Artificially preserved smallpox virus & the threat of bioterrorism.
Razzell, Peter. Edward Jenner's Smallpox Vaccine: The History of a Medical Myth (London, 1976).
Ricketts, Thomas F. The Diagnosis of Smallpox  (2 vols.; Washington, 1966). Vol. 2 is plates illustrating the horrifying exanthema.
Saunders, Paul. Edward Jenner: The Cheltenham Years, 1795-1823. Being a Chronicle of the Vaccination Campaign (Hanover NH: U. Press of New England, 1982).
Shurkin, Joel N. The Invisible Fire: The Story of Mankind's victory over the Ancient Scourge of Smallpox (NY: Putnam, 1979). Includes vivid descriptions of the disease.
Stearn, Esther Wagner & Allen E. Stearn. The Effect of Smallpox on the Destiny of the Amerindian (Boston: B. Humphries, 1945).
Swan, Joseph P. The Vaccination Problem (London, 1936). Addresses arguments against vaccination.
Tucker, Jonathan B. Scourge: The Once & Future Threat of Smallpox (NY: Grove, 2001).
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