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  title={“Variolation” and Vaccination in Late Imperial China, Ca 1570–1911},
  author={Angela Ki Che Leung},
The first reliable record of smallpox in China can be dated to the fifteenth century [1]. By early Song period, around the tenth century, smallpox had become essentially a childhood disease, but it remained one of the most fatal childhood diseases until the nineteenth century. 
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