Speckled Monster A Historical Tale of Battling Smallpox

ISBN-10: 0452285070

ISBN-13: 9780452285071

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The Speckled Monstertells the dramatic story of two parents who dared to fight back against smallpox. After barely surviving the agony of smallpox themselves, they flouted eighteenth-century medicine by borrowing folk knowledge from African slaves and Eastern women in frantic bids to protect their children. From their heroic struggles stems the modern science of immunology as well as the vaccinations that remain our only hope should the disease ever be unleashed again. Jennifer Lee Carrell transports readers back to the early eighteenth century to tell the tales of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu and Dr. Zabdiel Boylston, two iconoclastic figures who helped save London and Boston from the deadliest disease mankind has known.
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Book details

List price: $18.00
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 1/27/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Jennifer Lee Carrellis the author of The Speckled Monster: A Historical Tale of Battling Smallpoxand holds her Ph.D. in English and American Literature from Harvard University as well as other degrees in English Literature from Oxford and Stanford universities. She has also taught at Harvard and directed Shakespeare plays for Harvards Hyperion Theatre Company. This is her first novel.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
London
Two Marys
Three Rebellions
A Destroying Angel
Bidding the World Adieu
My Dear Little Son
Rosebuds in Lily Skin
Boston
Zabdiel and Jerusha
Curiosities of the Smallpox
The Beauty of the Sea
Caging the Monster
Demonic Wings
Fathers and Sons
Hell Upon Earth
Salutation Alley
Prying Multitudes
An Infusion of Malignant Filth
The Castle of Misery
Signs and Wonders
Newgate
An Hour of Mourning
The King's Pardon
Raw Head and Bloody Bones
Just Retribution
In Royal Fashion
Aftermath
Meetings and Partings
The Practice
The People
Notes
Abbreviations
Sources
Bibliography
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