VACCINES & BAYONETS on NPR Radio

KCBX 89.5 FM, "Issues and Ideas" Central Coast Public Radio! Author, Bee Bloeser, is interviewed on the Issues and Ideas segment:   Wilmer and I discuss my book, VACCINES & BAYONETS: Fighting Smallpox in Africa amid Tribalism, Terror and the Cold War.                 Vaccines & Bayonets NPR Podcast interview What's…

Inoculation Proves its Worth; Mozart Gets Smallpox as Dad Says No Inoculation

1717. Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, feminist wife of Britain's ambassador to Ottoman Empire, is stunned by the Turks' means of conferring immunity against smallpox, inoculation/variolation with smallpox. Having been earlier ravaged by the disease herself, Lady Mary is passionate about this discovery and fights to get the practice adopted in England. 1767. Mozart gets smallpox. By…