The Strong Ones

The Strong Ones

Constant Wonder

Pioneering Smallpox Inoculation

Episode: Pioneering Smallpox Inoculation

  • Jun 4, 2021 7:00 pm
  • 22:04 mins

In 1995, 45 civilian women volunteered to participate in a women’s strength Army study to determine if women could tackle certain heavy-weight military jobs. After seven months of intensive training, researchers were impressed by the remarkable endurance and improvement shown by this rag-tag group of heroes. Guest: Sara Hammel, author of "The Strong Ones: How a Band of Civilian Women Made Their Mark on the Army"