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Global Eradication of Smallpox (New Perspectives in South Asian History)The Global Eradication of Smallpox is a product of two series of lectures presented at the Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL, London, in 2007 and 2008. The book contextualises the global programme and the many factors contributing to the certification of smallpox eradication worldwide in 1980. The volume contains first-hand stories of the “warriors” involved in eradicating smallpox (a goal considered by many to be impossible), the difficulties faced by them and the strateg…

The End of a Global Pox : America and the Eradication of Smallpox in the Cold War Era(Hardback) - 2015 EditionBy the mid-twentieth century, smallpox had vanished from North America and Europe but continued to persist throughout Africa, Asia, and South America. In 1965, the United States joined an international effort to eradicate the disease, and after fifteen years of steady progress, the effort succeeded. Bob H. Reinhardt demonstrates that the fight against smallpox drew American liberals into new and complex relationships in the global Cold War, as he narrates the history of the only cooperative inte…