Dr. Jenner and the Speckled Monster

Dr. Jenner and the Speckled Monster : The Search for the Smallpox Vaccine

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In 1796, an unknown country doctor named Edward Jenner developed and administered the world's first vaccine-turning the tide in humanity's age-old war against disease. Award-winning author Albert Marrin explains the significance of "immortal" Jenner's gift to mankind as he narrates the epic story of smallpox, a disease so contagious and deadly it has dramatically influenced the course of history. From the mummified remains of its first known victim to the sinister threat of the "frozen monster" that lurks in the vials of ultramodern laboratories, readers will be held spellbound by this readable and timely combination of science and history.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 96 pages
  • 180.34 x 231.14 x 17.78mm | 498.95g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • E P Dutton & Co Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0525469222
  • 9780525469223
  • 943,111

About Albert Marrin

Albert Marrin is a much-decorated historian and writer whose most recent book, Terror of the Spanish Main, was called "addictive reading" in The Horn Book. He lives in Riverdale, New York.show more

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