Vaccination

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Vaccination

The book of science

Tom Sharp

Edward Jenner immunology

Vaccination

Eradication

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There was no treatment for smallpox. Up to 35% of people contracting smallpox died of it. During the twentieth century, smallpox killed between 300 and 500 million people, and most of these were children.

Louis Pasteur artificially weakened rabies, anthrax, and chicken cholera organisms to develop vaccines.

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