In 1947, New York City took on the smallpox virus with a vaccination campaign that inoculated 5 million New Yorkers in two weeks. The battle against the now-eradicated virus, and its vintage advertisements, serves as the starting point to look at other public-health efforts and their effectiveness.
"Be Sure! Be Safe! Get Vaccinated! Smallpox, Vaccination and Civil Liberties in New York"
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