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Links

Centers for Disease Control
Basics
http://www.bt.cdc.gov/agent/smallpox/disease/

World Health Organization
Global Alert and Response
http://www.who.int/csr/disease/smallpox/en/

The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
The History of Vaccines -- smallpox
http://www.historyofvaccines.org/content/timelines/smallpox

BBC
History of smallpox
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/empire_seapower/smallpox_01.shtml

MedlinePlus
smallpox
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/smallpox.html

National Archives
smallpox Survivor's Deposition
http://www.archives.gov/publications/prologue/2005/winter/voices-doc3.html

National Archives
General George Washington reports on alleged British use of smallpox as bioterrorism weapon during the Seige of Boston
http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/eyewitness/html.php?section=4

National Archives
Slave Advertisement, 1780s, indicating 250 health slaves are free of smallpox.
http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/documented-rights/exhibit/section1/detail/slave-ad-transcript.html
Image (Courtesy of the Library of Congress)
http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/documented-rights/exhibit/section1/detail/images/slave-ad.jpg

Flickr Image
smallpox Hospital on Roosevelt Island
(Courtesy of Flickr user Victoria Belanger)

US National Park Service
Lewis and Clark notes on history of Minitaris (or Hidsastsas) people and effect of smallpox
http://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/lewisandclark/kni.htm

Bowery Boys Blog
History of Renwick Ruin - A smallpox Hospital
http://theboweryboys.blogspot.com/2007/10/horrors-of-roosevelt-island-part-1.html

Roosevelt Island Historical Society
History of smallpox Hospital (Renwick Ruin)
http://www.rihs.us/landmarks/renwick.html


Journal Article

Tomori O. From smallpox eradication to the future of global health: innovations, application and lessons for future eradication and control initiatives. Vaccine. 2011 Dec 30;29 Suppl 4:D145-8