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Actual smallpox was a common contaminant, as was syphilis.
That’s because the vaccine used to prevent smallpox was likely horsepox, not cowpox, researchers say.
At the end of August, Dr. D.A. Henderson died in Maryland, and Dr. D.A. Henderson is the man who ended smallpox, which means that Dr. D.A. Henderson probably saved more lives than any scientist since Louis Pasteur.
Scary: Big advances in synthetic biology could very well lead to a resurgence of smallpox.
This seems to have been brought on by a mild case of smallpox, as well as by the usual hazards of overwork and encounters with mortality in the dissecting room.
Finally, in 1967, the World Health Organization standardized four viral strains for use as smallpox vaccinations.
Mulford, who became known for battlefield heroics, died of smallpox in 1778.
And historical texts describe epidemics of a smallpox-like disease in fourth-century China and second-century Rome.
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