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Epidemic! : smallpox in the new world / by Stephanie True Peters.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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New Castle-Henry County PL - New Castle J616.9 PETE (Text) 39231031013440 Children's Non-Fiction Collection Available -

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  • ISBN: 0761416374
  • Physical Description: ix, 69 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Benchmark Books, [2005]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The story of a killer -- What is smallpox?: Origin of smallpox ; Early history -- Smallpox conquers Mexico and South America: Smallpox sweeps the islands ; Cortes and the Aztecs ; Francisco Pizarro and the Incas -- Smallpox and the early American colonies: Smallpox strikes the native population ; Vulnerable colonists -- Inoculation and the American Revolution: French and Indian war ; Siege of Boston ; Ethiopian regiment ; Thwarted in Quebec ; Decision to inoculate -- The beginning of the end: Edward Jenner and vaccination ; Vaccination comes to the New World ; Native Americans, still on the fringe ; Dread disease slowly dies -- The terror of bioterrorism.
Summary, etc.:
Describes the history of smallpox in the Americas, covering the arrival of the Spanish as carriers, its spread throughout the New World, the development of the smallpox vaccine, the elimination of the disease, and its potential use as a terrorist weapon.
Subject: Smallpox > America > Juvenile literature.

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