Smallpox Inoculation in 18th Century New England

Professor Andrew Wehrman talked about smallpox in Revolutionary era America and the campaign to inoculate colonists, which was promoted by… read more

Smallpox Inoculation in 18th Century New England Professor Andrew Wehrman talked about smallpox in Revolutionary era America and the campaign to inoculate colonists, which was promoted by political leaders like John Adams. Adams, his wife Abigail, and their children were all inoculated despite widespread fears of the new medical practice.

This program is from an event marking John and Abigail Adams' 250th wedding anniversary, and was co-hosted by the Massachusetts Historical Society and the Abigail Adams Historical Society. close

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Program ID:
321723-2
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Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Weymouth, Massachusetts, United States
First Aired:
Jan 17, 2015 | 9:19pm EST | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Jan 26, 2015 | 5:20am EST | C-SPAN 3

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  • Jan 17, 2015 | 9:19pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 18, 2015 | 1:20am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 25, 2015 | 1:20pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 26, 2015 | 5:20am EST | C-SPAN 3
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