1 January 1970
Posted by: Richard Tidmarsh
It wasn’t so long ago that we celebrated the 200th anniversary of Edward Jenner's first vaccine against smallpox in 1796. Since then, the development of vaccines has helped… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/a-history-of-vaccines/
The pre-Victorian historical description of smallpox written by De la Condamine in 1754 states “Every tenth death was due to smallpox, and one fourth of mankind were either killed… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/smallpox/
In Elizabethan times smallpox killed more people than TB, leprosy, plague and syphilis combined.
In Elizabethan times smallpox killed more people than TB, leprosy, plague and syphilis combined. Even Queen Elizabeth 1st had smallpox just four years into her reign. But smallpox… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/ww-wednesday-web-award-smallpox-through-time/