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Pioneering Smallpox Inoculation

Constant Wonder
  • Jun 4, 2021
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Knowing it could save her daughter's life, Mary Wortley Montagu pioneered inoculation efforts in England. But rather than being hailed as a hero, she faced fierce criticism, and even mockery by a once-trusted friend. She also fought for the rights of her mentally ill sister. Guest: Jo Willett, author of "The Pioneering Life of Mary Wortley Montagu: Scientist and Feminist" Show More...