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The speckled monster : a historical tale of battling smallpox

Author: Jennifer Lee Carrell
Publisher: New York : Dutton, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A study of early efforts to conquer smallpox profiles two eighteenth-century health pioneers who flouted the medical conventions of their era to draw on African folk knowledge and Eastern traditions to protect their children.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Zabdiel Boylston; Mary Wortley Montagu, Lady; Zabdiel Boylston; Mary Wortley Montagu, Lady
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Lee Carrell
ISBN: 0525947361 9780525947363
OCLC Number: 51336862
Description: xvii, 474 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: London --
Two Marys --
Three rebellions --
A destroying angel --
Bidding the world adieu --
A dear little son --
Rosebuds in lily skin --
Boston --
Zabdiel & Jerusha --
Curiosities of the smallpox --
The beauty of the sea --
Caging the demon --
Demonic wings --
Fathers and sons --
Hell upon earth --
Salutation alley --
Prying multitudes --
An infusion of malignant filth --
The castle of misery --
Signs and wonders --
Newgate --
An hour of mourning --
The King's pardon --
Raw head and bloody bones --
Just retribution --
In royal fashion --
Aftermath --
Meetings and partings --
The practice --
The people.
Responsibility: Jennifer Lee Carrell.
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A study of early efforts to conquer smallpox profiles two eighteenth-century health pioneers who flouted the medical conventions of their era to draw on African folk knowledge and Eastern traditions to protect their children.

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