Dr. Jenner and the Speckled Monster

The Search for the Smallpox Vaccine

By Marrin, Albert

 Not Rated. Be the first to rate this product!

ISBN
978-0-52546-922-3
Publisher
Dutton


REVIEWS

School Library Journal

Reviewed on January 1, 2003

Gr 5-9 This is a fascinating, detailed history of the smallpox virus, beginning with its probable origins in a farm animal in Asia or the Middle East approximately 8000 years ago, continuing with its spread to Europe via trade routes, to the New World with the Spanish explorers, and concluding with the current concern that remaining stocks of variola may fall into the hands of terrorists intent on waging germ warfare. Intertwined with the disease's history is the biography of Edward Jenner, the 18th-century...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on November 1, 2002

Since the last reported case of smallpox occurred in 1978, none of today's young readers has ever seen a smallpox victim. Still, the cover art and frontispiece illustrations, both depicting humans covered with pustules, leave no doubt as to the origin of the first word in the disease's alias, the speckled monster. The monster part, however, takes more explanation, which Marrin provides through a historical overview of the virus. He focuses on smallpox's presence in the Western world; the devastation it wrought throughout European history; the incidences in which smallpox wiped out native inhabit...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Become a Pro


This feature is only available to Pro subscribers. Please log in, or upgrade your subscription.

Add To My List

cover
by

This feature is only available to Pro subscribers. Please log in, or upgrade your subscription.

Export


This feature is only available to Pro subscribers. Please log in, or upgrade your subscription.

Save List Search Query


This feature is only available to Pro subscribers. Please log in, or upgrade your subscription.

Follow Lists


This feature is only available to Pro subscribers. Please log in, or upgrade your subscription.