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 … Continue reading VACCINES & BAYONETS on NPR Radio

Vaccines and Bayonets: Launch Celebration June 24!

I am very excited to announce the official launch of Vaccines & Bayonets on Gavin Roy Presents YouTube Channel, June 24th at 430pm PDT. Please bring your friends and your book club! Looking forward to seeing you! https://videopress.com/v/O48fCchW?preloadContent=metadata What’s the book about? The author’s childhood dream is coming true. She leaves her small-town roots and … Continue reading Vaccines and Bayonets: Launch Celebration June 24!

Smallpox Attacks 18th Century Boston; George Washington Risks Inoculating Troops

African slave, Onesimus, smallpox inoculation, Zabdiel Boylston

Wails and delirium of the dying and the putrid stench of smallpox seep from the windows and billow from the doors. They flood the streets of Boston and rise to fill the spaces between the living. Leeching or bleeding the patient do nothing to block death's invasion. Fear has the city in its vise. Every … Continue reading Smallpox Attacks 18th Century Boston; George Washington Risks Inoculating Troops