Killing a Killer: What Next for Smallpox?

@article{McFadden2010KillingAK,
  title={Killing a Killer: What Next for Smallpox?},
  author={Grant McFadden},
  journal={PLoS Pathogens},
  year={2010},
  volume={6}
}
  • G. McFadden
  • Published 1 January 2010
  • Political Science
  • PLoS Pathogens
Now that the 20th century has passed into the domain of history books, we can retrospectively begin to assess the relative contributions that the many advances in the realm of infectious disease have actually made to public health in general. At the top of this virtuous list will surely be the discovery of antibiotics in the 1930s and the use of vaccination to eradicate smallpox as an extant human disease in the 1960s and 1970s. As clearly pointed out in a recent book by D. A. Henderson, one of… 

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