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Author Reinhardt, Bob H., 1978- author.

Title The end of a global pox : America and the eradication of smallpox in the Cold War era / Bob H. Reinhardt.

Published Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource.
Series Flows, migrations, and exchanges
Flows, migrations, and exchanges.
Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Becoming a suitable candidate for global eradication -- A global great society and the U.S. commitment to eradication -- The CDC and smallpox eradication in West and Central Africa -- Mutual understanding and the final phase of eradication -- A suitable candidate for global terror -- Epilogue : celebrating a complicated legacy.
Summary By the mid-twentieth century, smallpox had vanished from North America and Europe but continued to persist throughout Africa, Asia, and South America. In 1965, the United States joined an international effort to eradicate the disease, and after fifteen years of steady progress, the effort succeeded. The book demonstrates that the fight against smallpox drew American liberals into new and complex relationships in the global Cold War, as the text narrates the history of the only cooperative international effort to successfully eliminate a disease.
Other author JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Smallpox -- United States -- Prevention.
Smallpox -- Control -- United States.
World health -- History.
Electronic books.
Variant Title America and the eradication of smallpox in the Cold War era
ISBN 9781469625102 (electronic bk.)
1469625105 (electronic bk.)
9781469624105 (ebook)
1469624109 (ebook)