Dr. Jenner and the Speckled Monster by Albert Marrin
The Discovery of the Smallpox Vaccine

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In 1796, an unknown country doctor named Edward Jenner developed and administered the world's first vaccine-turning the tide in humanity's age-old war against disease.

Award-winning author Albert Marrin explains the significance of "immortal" Jenner's gift to mankind as he narrates the epic story of smallpox, a disease so contagious and deadly it has dramatically influenced the course of history. From the mummified remains of its first known victim to the sinister threat of the "frozen monster" that lurks in the vials of ultramodern laboratories, readers will be held spellbound by this readable and timely combination of science and history.

About Albert Marrin

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Albert Marrin is a much decorated author of over two dozen works of nonfiction for young people.
Published October 14, 2002 by Dutton Juvenile. 96 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Computers & Technology, Children's Books, Science & Math.

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A compelling twin biography of both Edward Jenner, inventor of the vaccine for smallpox, and of the disease itself.

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