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[PDF / Epub] ✅ Pox By Michael Willrich – Ms-style.pro The untold story of how America's Progressive era war on smallpox sparked one of the great civil liberties battles of the twentieth centuryAt the turn of the last century a powerful smallpox epidemic The untold story of how America's Progressive era war on smallpox sparked one of the great civil liberties battles of the twentieth centuryAt the turn of the last century a powerful smallpox epidemic swept the United States from coast to coast The age old disease spread swiftly through an increasingly interconnected American landscape from southern tobacco plantations to the dense immigrant neighborhoods of northern cities to far flung villages on the edges of the nascent American empire In Pox award winning historian Michael Willrich offers a gripping chronicle of how the nation's continentwide fight against smallpox launched one of the most important civil liberties struggles of the twentieth centuryAt the dawn of the activist Progressive era and during a moment of great optimism about mo.

Dern medicine the government responded to the deadly epidemic by calling for universal compulsory vaccination To enforce the law public health authorities relied on uarantines pesthouses and virus suads corps of doctors and club wielding police Though these measures eventually contained the disease they also sparked a wave of popular resistance among Americans who perceived them as a threat to their health and to their rightsAt the time anti vaccinationists were often dismissed as misguided cranks but Willrich argues that they belonged to a wider legacy of American dissent that attended the rise of an increasingly powerful government While a well organized anti vaccination movement sprang up during these years many Americans resisted in subtler ways by concealing sick family members or forg.

Pox eBookDern medicine the government responded to the deadly epidemic by calling for universal compulsory vaccination To enforce the law public health authorities relied on uarantines pesthouses and virus suads corps of doctors and club wielding police Though these measures eventually contained the disease they also sparked a wave of popular resistance among Americans who perceived them as a threat to their health and to their rightsAt the time anti vaccinationists were often dismissed as misguided cranks but Willrich argues that they belonged to a wider legacy of American dissent that attended the rise of an increasingly powerful government While a well organized anti vaccination movement sprang up during these years many Americans resisted in subtler ways by concealing sick family members or forg.

10 thoughts on “Pox

  1. Judith Judith says:

    MOBI Pox PDF/EPUB ò í ms style.pro Pox eBookThrilling read seriously I learned so much history of pox the development of public health oversight the development of consumer affairs the rift between individual liberties vs social good and Powerfully important stuff that people should know


  2. Ashley Ashley says:

    MOBI Pox PDF/EPUB ò í ms style.pro Pox eBookI simply loved this book Willrich does an incredible job blending legal public health and cultural history He manages to be critical of the Progressive Era without sounding anti reform or anti progress In particular I appreciated the way he talked about the relationship between the post Civil War society and smallpox vaccination as a social rather than medical issue The information about how the US used vaccination as a tool of empirewar was also new to me and Willrich's insights are very thought provoking I cannot tell you how often I wrote a in the margin or flipped to the back to write


  3. Trisha Trisha says:

    MOBI Pox PDF/EPUB ò í ms style.pro Pox eBookA look at smallpox around the turn of the century Pox explores the history of the disease and of vaccination as well as the influence smallpox had on the role of government in public health The subject matter itself is fascinating in part because it is so sensational The history of vaccination and the horror stories accompanying it are what I term intellectually gru


  4. Lauren orso Lauren orso says:

    MOBI Pox PDF/EPUB ò í ms style.pro Pox eBookI wanted Ghost Map and I got a textbook The founding of public health early antivaccinationism and all the raceclass aspects of vaccinations were really interesting but oh my god this was a slog


  5. Porter Broyles Porter Broyles says:

    MOBI Pox PDF/EPUB ò í ms style.pro Pox eBookIt's the fourth book on plagues I've read this year the first one I read before we knew about COVIDOf the four this might be the most relevant to what is going on in the world right now The book is broken into different phasesPhase 1 Origins and BlameWhile Small Pox has been around for centuries when it popped up in the US in the 1890s most people were not worried about it The disease wasn’t identified for what it was and was considered a black disease While reading the firs


  6. Laura Laura says:

    MOBI Pox PDF/EPUB ò í ms style.pro Pox eBookTo what lengths may the state go in order to protect the public health?As an American born near the end of the twentieth century and the daughter of scientifically minded parents I'm used to thinking of vaccines as an unualified positive development and the major factor that protects us today from diseases like measles and diphtheria I started this book on the side of vaccinators rooting for measures that would increase the vaccination rate and limit the effect of inevitable smallpox epidemicsAs I learned about the dark side of smallpox vaccination my initially unualified support became pockmarked with doubt The vaccine itself had a well earned reputation for causing illness temporary disability or even death Even today smallpox vaccine is not considered terribly safe A lack of any manufacturing regulations at the turn of the twentieth century led to shoddy uality of vaccine and a number of children contracting lethal tetanus a


  7. Dee Eisel Dee Eisel says:

    MOBI Pox PDF/EPUB ò í ms style.pro Pox eBookThis is a history book and makes no pretense of being anything else It is not trying to tell a story It is trying to recount and link facts into a larger picture It succeeds bu


  8. Ariel Ariel says:

    MOBI Pox PDF/EPUB ò í ms style.pro Pox eBookThis book is incredible Sure I'm a sucker for turn of the century anything but this book is way than that What is incredible about it to me is that it is written with the ease and accessibility of a typical journalist written non fiction book but with the nuance and argument of an academic book The book doesn't just trace the history of smallpox in America it focuses in on a very important time for the formation of progressive ideas the nation state and American society and shows how vaccination was integrally tied to all of themThe author does an amazing job of showing how the a


  9. Tomi Tomi says:

    MOBI Pox PDF/EPUB ò í ms style.pro Pox eBookIt really didn't take that long to read this the book just got lost in the piles of books around my bed This was a very interesting study of America's last smallpox epidemic and the fight over vaccinations An appropriate read for this time what with the fears of an Ebola epidemic the discussion of what to do with people exposed to Ebola and the talk about vaccinations possibly causing autism etc The book is well written and easy to read and understand even the science parts which are always a challenge for me


  10. Ash Ash says:

    MOBI Pox PDF/EPUB ò í ms style.pro Pox eBookUsing smallpox vaccination as a case study Willrich explores the broader progressive era movement in America late 19th to early 20th century the shift from liberty as an ideal specific to individuals to the gradual adoption of the idea of a so


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