- Dan Liebowitz
J Community Hosp Intern Med Perspect 2017 Jan 31;7(1):61-63. Epub 2017 Mar 31.
Department of Internal Medicine, University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD, USA.
Smallpox was eradicated by the World Health Organization in 1980. Before its eradication thedisease had a mortality rate upwards of 50% and had a significant impact on society. During theAmerican Revolutionary war, smallpox outbreaks were impeding the American war effort until1777 when George Washington carried out a mass inoculation campaign in the ContinentalArmy that reduced the mortality from smallpox to less than 2%. Read More