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Pox : an American history

Author: Michael Willrich
Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2011.
Series: Penguin history of American life.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Chronicles how America's Progressive Era war on smallpox sparked one of the twentieth century's leading civil liberties battles, describing the views and tactics of anti-vaccine advocates who feared an increasingly large government.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Willrich
ISBN: 9781594202865 1594202869 9780143120780 0143120786
OCLC Number: 648922587
Description: 422 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Beginnings --
The mild type --
Wherever Wertenbaker went --
War is health --
The stable and the laboratory --
The politics of tight spaces --
The antivaccinationists --
Speaking law to power.
Series Title: Penguin history of American life.
Responsibility: Michael Willrich.
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Chronicles how America's Progressive Era war on smallpox sparked one of the twentieth century's leading civil liberties battles, describing the views and tactics of anti-vaccine advocates who feared an increasingly large government.

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Fascinating social, legal, medical history

by whisner (WorldCat user published 2012-02-19) Excellent Permalink

The smallpox outbreaks between 1895 and 1905 illustrate many important themes. You might expect medical history, and of course it's there, but there's much more.

Race: Some outbreaks began in the African American community, spread by itinerant workers moving between jobs on the railroad or...
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