Smallpox: The Triumph over the Most Terrible of the Ministers of Death

@article{Barquet1997SmallpoxTT,
  title={Smallpox: The Triumph over the Most Terrible of the Ministers of Death},
  author={Nicolau Barquet and Pere Domingo},
  journal={Annals of Internal Medicine},
  year={1997},
  volume={127},
  pages={635-642}
}
Smallpox was always present, filling the churchyard with corpses, tormenting with constant fear all whom it had not yet stricken, leaving on those whose lives it spared the hideous traces of its power, turning the babe into a changeling at which the mother shuddered, and making the eyes and cheeks of the betrothed maiden objects of horror to the lover [1]. Smallpox has been one of humankind's greatest scourges since time immemorial. Even illnesses as terrible as the plague, cholera, and yellow… 
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