Smallpox / Public Health Hero Loses to Cancer at 80

Dr. Davida Coady has lost her battle with ovarian cancer. She was 80 years old. Davida Coady, physician who treated refugees in Biafra and helped eradicate smallpox in India, dies at 80. When Dr. Coady was treating refugees in Biafra in 1969, my husband Carl was eradicating smallpox on the Nigerian side of the Nigeria-Biafra…

Smallpox: The Why? in My Memoir

                           Nigerian smallpox vaccination poster in the Hausa language   Smallpox: The Why? It’s time to shift gears. It’s time for the Why. Not why I wrote Vaccines & Bayonets (I’ve already blogged about that), but why our family moved to Africa. Why…