A US Senator died from smallpox in 1854, and a letter to the editor of The New York Times complained about the manner in which the body was treated.
The last major outbreak of smallpox in the United States occurred in 1947 in New York City. Since then, smallpox has been eradicated worldwide. Here is the story of that last major outbreak.
A new vaccine for protection against smallpox has been developed and licensed. Unlike its predecessors, it does not multiply inside human cells. It has been added to the strategic stockpile.
Anti-vaccine activists have always been violent. It’s just that today they have very big megaphones to transmit their violence.
What questions will be included in the 2020 census in the United States has become a political discussion. Back in 1880, there was one particular question that we doubt would be included today.