The Fever of 1721

Stephen Coss talked about his book The Fever of 1721: The Epidemic That Revolutionized Medicine and American Politics, in which he recalls a… read more

Stephen Coss talked about his book The Fever of 1721: The Epidemic That Revolutionized Medicine and American Politics, in which he recalls a smallpox outbreak in Boston in April 1721 that resulted in 844 deaths, a tenth of Boston’s population at the time. In his book, Mr. Coss reports on the early use of inoculations to temper the fever. This effort was supported by Puritan leader Cotton Mathers, but was met with great resistance in spite of its success rate. close

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The Fever of 1721

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Location:
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
First Aired:
May 08, 2016 | 10:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
May 31, 2020 | 8:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3

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  • May 08, 2016 | 10:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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  • May 28, 2016 | 10:02am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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