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Smallpox : the death of a disease : the inside story of eradicating a worldwide killer

Donald A. Henderson (Author), Richard Preston, Phillip K. Peterson (Writer of introduction)
"For more than 3000 years, hundreds of millions of people have died or been left permanently scarred or blind by the relentless, incurable disease called smallpox, once thought to be incurable. In 1967, Dr. D.A. Henderson became director of a worldwide campaign to eliminate this disease from the face of the earth. This spellbinding book is Dr. Henderson's personal story of how he led the World Health Organization's campaign to eradicate smallpox—the only disease in history to have been deliberately eliminated. This latest edition features a new introduction by Phillip K. Peterson, M.D., in which the infectious diseases expert contends that Dr. Henderson’s campaign against smallpox may provide insights towards the fight against COVID-19 and future global pandemics."--Back cover
Print Book, English, 2021
Prometheus Books, Guilford, Connecticut, 2021