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The Speckled Monster

A Historical Tale of Battling Smallpox

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The Speckled Monster by Jennifer Lee Carrell
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The Speckled Monster tells the dramatic story of two parents who dared to fight back against smallpox. After barely surviving the agony of smallpox themselves, they flouted eighteenth-century medicine by borrowing folk knowledge from African slaves and Eastern women in frantic bids to protect their children. From their heroic struggles stems the modern science of immunology as well as the vaccinations that remain our only hope should the disease ever be unleashed again.Jennifer Lee Carrell transports readers back to the early eighteenth century to tell the tales of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu and Dr. Zabdiel Boylston, two iconoclastic figures who helped save London and Boston from the deadliest disease mankind has known.

Author Biography

Jennifer Lee Carrell holds a Ph.D. in English and American literature from Harvard University and is the author of The Speckled Monster: A Historical Tale of Battling Smallpox. In addition to writing for Smithsonian magazine, Carrell has taught in the history and literature program at Harvard and has directed Shakespeare for Harvard's Hyperion Theatre Company. She lives in Tucson, Arizona.
Release date NZ
March 1st, 2004
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
Illustrations, unspecified
Imprint
Plume
Pages
512
Dimensions
140x216x26
ISBN-13
9780452285071
Product ID
1669798

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