Book Discussion on The Pox and the Covenant

Tony Williams recounts an outbreak of smallpox in Boston in 1721 following the arrival of a ship from the West Indies, the HMS… read more

Tony Williams recounts an outbreak of smallpox in Boston in 1721 following the arrival of a ship from the West Indies, the HMS Seahorse.  A debate ensued between Puritans, led by Reverend Cotton Mather, who believed that fasting and prayer were the only defense against the virus and the medical community who supported the newly introduced practice of inoculation.  Tony Williams presented his book at R.J. Julia Booksellers in Madison, Connecticut. close

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Book Discussion on The Pox and the Covenant

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Madison, Connecticut, United States
First Aired:
May 15, 2010
Last Aired:
Jul 12, 2010

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  • May 15, 2010 | 4:28pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 16, 2010 | 10:33am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 11, 2010 | 1:02pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 12, 2010 | 6:36am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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