"Be Sure! Be Safe! Get Vaccinated! Smallpox, Vaccination and Civil Liberties in New York"

New-York Historical Society , Upper West Side Tuesday August 28 2012 10:00 - 18:00
Courtesy Everett Collection, Photograph: Everett Photo Collec
The Killer that Stalked New York, 1950

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.

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