May 8 1980, Smallpox Eradicated-The Rise And Fall Of Smallpox
On May 8, 1980, the World Health Organization officially pronounced victory in the fight against smallpox, confirming that no known cases of the dreaded killer existed anywhere on the planet. Take a l...
May 8 1980, Smallpox Eradicated-The Rise And Fall Of Smallpox
On May 8, 1980, the World Health Organization officially pronounced victory in the fight against smallpox, confirming that no known cases of the dreaded killer existed anywhere on the planet. Take a l...
Ludwig van Beethoven
Ludwig van Beethoven (/ˈlʊdvɪɡ væn ˈbeɪˌtoʊvən/; [ˈluːtvɪç fan ˈbeːtˌhoˑfn̩]; baptised 17 December 1770 – 26 March 1827) was a German composer and pianist. A crucial figure in...
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Leslie Collier
Leslie Harold Collier (9 February 1921 – 14 March 2011) was a scientist responsible for developing a freeze-drying method to produce a more heat stable smallpox vaccine in the late 1940s. Collier adde...
Modified vaccinia Ankara
The Modified Vaccinia Ankara (MVA) is an attenuated vaccine of a poxvirus. It was licensed and used as a poxvirus vaccine in Bavaria and is a vector for vaccination against non-poxvirus diseases.
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Élisabeth Charlotte d'Orléans
Élisabeth Charlotte d'Orléans (13 September 1676 – 23 December 1744) was a French petite-fille de France and by marriage to Leopold, Duke of Lorraine, duchess and later regent of Lorraine and Bar. She...
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Marie Antoinette
Marie Antoinette (/məˈriː æntwəˈnɛt/ or /æntwɑːˈnɛt/; [maʁi ɑ̃twanɛt]; baptised Maria Antonia Josepha Johanna; 2 November 1755 – 16 October 1793), born an Archduchess of Austria, was Dauphine of Franc...
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Charlotte Aglaé d'Orléans
Charlotte Aglaé d'Orléans, (20 October 1700 – 19 January 1761) was the Duchess of Modena and Reggio by marriage. She was the third daughter of Philippe II, Duke of Orléans, and of his wife, Françoise-...
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Philippe I, Duke of Orléans
Philippe I, Duke of Orléans (21 September 1640 – 9 June 1701), was the youngest son of Louis XIII of France and his wife, Anne of Austria. His older brother was Louis XIV, le roi soleil. Styled D...
Philippe I, Duke of Orléans - Wikipedia
John Dix Fisher
John Dix Fisher, (March 27, 1797] – March 3, 1850), physician and founder of Perkins Institution for the Blind in Boston, Massachusetts, was born in Needham, Massachusetts, the youngest of the six son...
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ACAM2000
ACAM2000 is a smallpox vaccine developed by Acambis. It was approved for use in the United States by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on 31 August 2007. It contains live vaccinia virus, clo...
Vaccinov
Vaccinov was the name given to the first Russian to receive the cowpox vaccine against smallpox. He was named as the "son of the vaccine," given a pension, and observed all his life.
Donald Henderson
Donald Ainslie Henderson (born September 7, 1928), known as D.A. Henderson, is an American physician and epidemiologist, who headed the international effort during the 1960s to eradicate smallpox. As ...
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James Phipps
James Phipps (1788 – 25 April 1853) was the first person given the cowpox vaccine by Edward Jenner. Jenner knew of a local belief that dairy workers who had contracted a relatively mild infection call...
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Alastrim
Alastrim, also known as variola minor, is the milder strain of the variola virus that causes smallpox. Variola minor is of the genus orthopoxvirus, which are DNA viruses that replicate in the cytopla...
1972 outbreak of smallpox in Yugoslavia
The 1972 outbreak of smallpox in Yugoslavia was the last major outbreak of smallpox in Europe. It was centred in Kosovo and Belgrade, Serbia (both then part of Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavi...
1972 outbreak of smallpox in Yugoslavia - Wikipedia
Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor
Francis I (German: Franz Stefan; Italian: Francesco Stefano; English: Francis Stephen; 8 December 1708 – 18 August 1765) was Holy Roman Emperor and Grand Duke of Tuscany, though his wife effectively e...
Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor - Wikipedia
History of smallpox
The history of smallpox extends into pre-history; the disease likely emerged in human populations about 10,000 BC. The earliest credible evidence of smallpox is found in the Egyptian mummies of people...
History of smallpox - Wikipedia
Maria Luisa of Parma
Maria Luisa of Parma (9 December 1751 – 2 January 1819) was Queen consort of Spain from 1788 to 1808 as the wife of King Charles IV of Spain. She was the youngest daughter of Philip, Duke of Parma and...
Maria Luisa of Parma - Wikipedia
Rowland Hill (preacher)
Rowland Hill A.M. (1744–1833) was a popular English preacher, enthusiastic evangelical and an influential advocate of smallpox vaccination. He was founder and resident pastor of a wholly independent c...
Rowland Hill (preacher) - Wikipedia
Maria Theresa
Maria Theresa Walburga Amalia Christina (German: Maria Theresia [maˈʀiːa teˈʀeːzi̯a]; 13 May 1717 – 29 November 1780) was the only Queen regnant of the Habsburg dominions and the last of...
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John Mudge
John Mudge (1721 – 26 March 1793) was an English physician and amateur creator of telescope mirrors. He won the Copley Medal in 1777 for a paper on reflecting telescopes.
He was the fourth a...
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Louise Élisabeth de Bourbon
Louise Élisabeth de Bourbon-Condé (Louise Élisabeth; 22 November 1693–27 May 1775) was a daughter of Louis III de Bourbon, Prince of Condé, and his wife, Louise Françoise de Bourbon, légitimée d...
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Peter Plett
Peter Plett (29 December 1766 – 29 March 1823) was a German teacher and pioneer of smallpox vaccine from Schleswig-Holstein. His work with smallpox vaccine, undertaken in the early 1790s before simila...
1947 New York City smallpox outbreak
The 1947 New York City smallpox outbreak occurred in March, 1947 and was declared ended on April 24, 1947. The outbreak marked two milestones for America. The first, it was the largest mass vaccinatio...
1947 New York City smallpox outbreak - Wikipedia
Sophia Dorothea of Hanover
Sophia Dorothea of Hanover (26 March [O.S. 16 March] 1687 – 28 June 1757) was a Queen consort in Prussia as wife of Frederick William I. She was the sister of George ...
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Elisabeth Farnese
Elisabeth Farnese (Italian: Elisabetta Farnese, Spanish: Isabel de Farnesio; 25 October 1692 – 11 July 1766) was Queen of Spain as the wife of King Philip V. She exerted great influence over Spa...
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William Foege
William Herbert Foege M.D., M.P.H.(/ˈfeɪɡiː/; born 1936 in Decorah, Iowa) is an American epidemiologist who is credited with "devising the global strategy that led to the eradication of smallpox in th...
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