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Examines the life of Edward Jenner, the doctor who created the smallpox vaccine, and explores the history of the disease that originated in the Aztec Empire in the 1500s, killing countless people before it was conquered. *Author: Marrin, Albert *Subtitle: The Search for the Smallpox Vaccine *Publication Date: 2002/10/01 *Number of Pages: 96 *Binding Type: Hardcover *Grade Level: 4-6 *Language: English *Depth: 0.50 *Width: 7.50 *Height: 9.50
Provides readers with the factual story of how a small country doctor found and developed the world¦s first vaccine in 1796 that lead to the end of the epidemic of small pox throughout the world.
Editors Note 1
In 1796, an unknown country doctor named Edward Jenner developed and administered the world's first vaccine-turning the tide in humanity's age-old war against disease. Award-winning author Albert Marrin explains the significance of "immortal" Jenner's gift to mankind as he narrates the epic story of smallpox, a disease so contagious and deadly it has dramatically influenced the course of history. From the mummified remains of its first known victim to the sinister threat of the "frozen monster" that lurks in the vials of ultramodern laboratories, readers will be held spellbound by this readable and timely combination of science and history.