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Author Willrich, Michael.

Title Pox : an American history / Michael Willrich.

Published New York : Penguin Press, 2011.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM BioMed H  614.5210973 WILL    AVAILABLE
Physical description 422 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Series The Penguin history of American life
Penguin history of American life.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Beginnings -- The mild type -- Wherever Wertenbaker went -- War is health -- The stable and the laboratory -- The politics of tight spaces -- The antivaccinationists -- Speaking law to power.
Summary Chronicles how America's Progressive Era war on smallpox sparked one of the twentieth century's leading civil liberties battles, describing the views and tactics of anti-vaccine advocates who feared an increasingly large government.
Subject Smallpox -- United States -- Epidemiology.
Smallpox -- United States -- History.
Epidemics -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Epidemics -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
ISBN 9781594202865 (hbk.)
1594202869 (hbk.)