Smallpox: The Death of a Disease

  title={Smallpox: The Death of a Disease},
  author={Donald Ainslie Henderson},
This fascinating book was initially planned as a record of the Herculean effort led by Dr Henderson, when at the World Health Organization (WHO), to eradicate the scourge of smallpox. As such it fulfils its ambition and the greater part of the book is dedicated to this. However, it is the final few chapters that take the reader to a completely different world, that of smallpox as a weapon, post 11 September 2001. WHO was engrossed in an unsuccessful attempt to rid the world of malaria when, in… CONTINUE READING

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