Essays Tagged: "Smallpox"

The true coldwar. Refers to The Bubonic Plague, known as the black death

driven mad.During the 'exploration' of the new world, Cortes's greatest ally against theAztecs was smallpox. Napoleon's Grand Army was defeated by theRussians, and typhus. Queen Victoria spread hemop ... s along. In the 60'sand 70's of the 20th century, health officials figured they had beaten diseases.Smallpox, polio, tuberculosis, cholera, malaria; all were beaten or close to it.Humanity's deadliest ...

(9 pages) 144 0 3.4 Feb/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine


these consist of the inoculation of Newgate prisoners in 1721, who had been condemned to death with Smallpox. In 1796, Edward Jenner, also studying Smallpox, inoculated an eight year old boy with pus ...

(7 pages) 156 0 4.5 Dec/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

This essay explains the history of Smallpox through the present.

SmallpoxSmallpox, the most universally feared disease, killed nearly three hundred million people in ... period in which the infected can still remain active, headache, fever and weakness suddenly occur. Smallpox can most easily be spread through the air, so people in a smaller, isolated community can a ... void the virus, however once it's brought into the community the effects are horrendous.The path of smallpox can be followed can be traced back along with the history of human migration. Assumptions a ...

(3 pages) 50 0 2.0 Dec/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Salem Witchcraft Trials of 1692.

on the warpath. Taxes were intolerable, the winter was cruel, pirates were attacking commerce, and smallpox was raging. In addition, the ingrown irritations of a small village, Salem, where ownership ...

(11 pages) 111 0 2.8 Dec/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

This is a paper that I wrote for my health class. I was assigned the topic of smallpox. I did very well on this 5 page paper.

SMALLPOXThe variola virus causes smallpox. The disease is at least 3000 years old, confirmed in Chin ... orth Africa. There is no mention in Europe until the 6th century.During the 17th and 18th Centuries smallpox was the most serious infectious disease in The West and accounted for a substantial proport ... d 90% in America. During the 20th Century, there was recognized for the first time a milder form of smallpox called variola minor or alas trim. It had a consistently low mortality rate of the order of ...

(5 pages) 113 0 4.7 Jan/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

"The Demon In The Freezer by Richard Preston

"Future nations will know by history only that the loathsome smallpox has existed and by you has been extirpated."Thomas Jefferson, 1806in a letter to Edward Jen ... ple. I there was an outbreak they would go to that spot quarantine the people already infected with smallpox and then vaccinate a ring of people around the area where the infected people were discover ... ere discovered. On December 9, 1979 the last case of small pox was reported in Bangladesh, and thus smallpox was eradicated.Although smallpox was eradicated from nature stock piles of small pox still ...

(7 pages) 87 0 3.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Joseph Stalin.

his son badly. He died young leaving his mother to nurse Stalin through various sicknesses such as smallpox and septicemia which left his face permanently flawed and his left arm slightly crippled fo ...

(2 pages) 87 2 2.8 May/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History


of the World Health Organization (WHO), May 1970, pays tribute to him by stating: "His writings on smallpox and measles show originality and accuracy, and his essay on infectious diseases was the fir ... wa al-Hasbah, Rhazes placed great importance in his skill as a medical observer.The eruption of the smallpox is preceded by a continued fever, pain in the back, itching in the nose and terrors in the ...

(9 pages) 37 1 5.0 Jul/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

DNA and RNA: Viruses.

haracteristic of poliomyelitis, or polio, a viral disease that often causes paralysis of the limbs. Smallpox causes scars that can still be seen on the mummy of Ramses 5th, who died in 1157BC.Some 300 ... the 1790s, English country doctor Edward Jenner developed the worlds first reliable vaccine against smallpox when he noticed that people who contracted the minor ailment of cowpox were immune to the m ...

(24 pages) 142 0 4.0 Aug/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Small Pox vaccine and why we shouldn't have to take it unless we choose to.

"intelligence" our unknown adversaries are preparing to attack us with a weaponized small pox agent.Smallpox is a highly contagious virus that can be spread from person to person and infects 30% of th ... sed to it. Once infected, there is no cure. None of our current antiviral medications is effective. Smallpox can spread from person to person and through infected blankets, linens, and clothing. With ...

(4 pages) 66 2 4.3 Aug/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Drugs

Andrew Jackson.

s, died as a cause of the war, whether it was being killed in battle or death from diseases such as smallpox. Hey wore a scar across his face from being slashed while being held captive during the war ...

(3 pages) 48 0 3.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Common Colonials.

d ferocious diseases. One commander of colonial armies infected blankets with the crippling disease smallpox, and distributed them among the Indians.While this was all taking place, the mother country ...

(2 pages) 32 0 5.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Jamaica:History and Culture This essay goes indepth about the History,Economy & Agriculture, Heritage, Food, and Geography!

the Jamaicans. He named the island Jamaica because he heard the natives call it Xaymaca. He brought smallpox and other horrible dieases, to which islanders had no antibodies. Most of them died out soo ...

(5 pages) 142 1 4.8 Dec/2003

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

The CDC and USAMRIID also summary of The Demon In The Freezer

trol (CDC) is a government agency for protecting people from diseases or viruses such as Anthrax or Smallpox. They contain one of the only two legal Smallpox stocks in the world. They have 8,500 emplo ... s the instant it starts, instead of waiting for it to become a major problem. They helped eradicate Smallpox.Some of their future goals include: eliminating the possibility of bio-terrorism, preventin ...

(2 pages) 25 0 3.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Smallpox and Anthrax

Smallpox is a very serious infectious virus. It has about a 30% fatality rate. There is no treatment ... e effects on humans. Variola Major and Variola Minor. Variola Major is more common and more lethal. Smallpox has been eradicated except in two labs; one in Russia and one in the United States. Smallpo ... usands of years ago. Right now our government is concerned that it could be used for bio-terrorism. Smallpox is generally transferred by face-to-face contact, but there have been instances when it was ...

(2 pages) 28 0 3.5 Feb/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Native American Culture, working with Native American alcoholics. This is really typed up notes but in essay form, perfect for a social work major or someone studying this population.

ouldn't give up without a fight, Europeans found other ways to deprive them of it. Diseases such as smallpox, measles and cholera were deliberate acts of germ warfare, and along with war, imprisonment ...

(4 pages) 113 0 3.3 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

A Negative Impact

ade contact with British North America, they brought with them different types of diseases, such as smallpox and measles, that the settlers (Canadians and Natives) had never been exposed to before. T ...

(4 pages) 37 1 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Encounters of the Atlantic System

s probably the most difficult for them to conform. The Europeans and Africans brought diseases like smallpox that killed millions of Native Americans. It is a tragedy that such peaceful people as the ...

(4 pages) 48 0 4.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Animal Testing

ng.Animal research has brought a dramatic progress into medicine. With the help of animal research, smallpox has been wiped out worldwide. Micro-surgery to reattach hearts, lungs, and other transplant ...

(11 pages) 178 2 4.8 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Joseph Stalin: This is basicly an essay of Joseph Stalin's life, what he did, and why he's in our history.

a dysfunctional family in a poor village in Georgia. Permanently scarred from a childhood bout with smallpox and having a mildly deformed arm, Stalin always felt unfairly treated by life, and therefor ...

(3 pages) 104 0 4.3 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers