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Both George Washington and Abraham Lincoln survived their smallpox infections.
  a highly contagious viral disease characterized by fever and weakness and skin eruption with pustules that form scabs that slough off leaving scars
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Smallpox is believed to have been the leading cause of death in 18th century Europe. In the 20th century, hundreds of millions of people were killed by smallpox prior to successful worldwide vaccination. In 1979, the World Health Organization declared smallpox eradicated — the only human disease ever to be eliminated.
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  • Both George Washington and Abraham Lincoln survived their smallpox infections.
  • The guy is running to Fugazi, the very tail end of "Smallpox Champion."
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • A notice came through her second screen about a Circle campaign to eradicate smallpox in West Africa.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • The rats that brought the bubonic plague to Europe, the conquistadors who brought smallpox to the Native Americans.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder

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  • I use plague arrows to strike down naughty populations with smallpox, athlete’s foot, that sort of thing."
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • His face is scarred from smallpox, and his shoulders look as though they’ve been hewn from soft clay.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • "Smallpox is tricky," Miss Mary Finch said to me when Momma died.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Chains
  • The small, homely scar of a smallpox vaccination.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • She survived a smallpox plague that took her daughter, who had just gotten engaged.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • Nobody biting it from the plague or smallpox or yellow fever or whatever, because there is no glory in illness.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars

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  • I’ve seen them all born alive, and not one lost to smallpox or tuberculosis.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • Renwick Smallpox Hospital was designed by architect Jacob Renwick and intended to quarantine the poorest victims of Manhattan’s uncontrollable smallpox epidemic.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • Without those tissues, we would have no tests for diseases like hepatitis and HIV; no vaccines for rabies, smallpox, measles; none of the promising new drugs for leukemia, breast cancer, colon cancer.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • But the arrivees persevered, and in the end they were received by them They asked for a plot of land to build on, An evil forest was where the clan buried all those who died of the really evil diseases, like leprosy and smallpox.
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart
  • We entertain ourselves by trying to figure out which disease they’ve got, and we’ve reached the conclusion that they suffer from cancer, smallpox and measles.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • Couldn’t you say they had sickness-smallpox-or picked another cabin?
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • Sick of the smallpox at his age!
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • Food was scanty, one blanket for three men, and the ravages of smallpox, pneumonia and typhoid gave the place the name of a pest-house.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • While teaching in Mississippi, one of her pupils became ill with smallpox.
    Booker T. Washington  --  Up From Slavery: An Autobiography
  • There had been a time when a railroad man, reporting for duty with any sign of intoxication, would have been regarded as a doctor arriving for work with sores of smallpox on his face.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • Mary Dusak was broad and brown of countenance, slightly marked by smallpox, but handsome for all that.
    Willa Cather  --  My Antonia
  • I hope that smallpox up there doesn’t get worse.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • As a toddler, Christa had a terrible reaction to a smallpox vaccination.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • If there’s a metaphor connected with smallpox, I don’t want to know about it.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • Then they ought to find out how to vaccinate for love, like smallpox.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • Have you received a smallpox vaccination within the last twelve months?
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • When my poor James was in the smallpox, did I allow any hireling to nurse him?
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • Time had moderated his early impulse for growth and he was a man of average height marked by smallpox scars, but his amazing power for manual destruction remained intact.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • India and Japan felt that the smallpox epidemic on the West Coast of the United States, Canada, and in Mexico should receive equal priority.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • White people selling Indians junk cars and trucks reminded Tayo of the Army captain in the 1860s who made a gift of wool blankets to the Apaches: the entire stack of blankets was infected with smallpox.
    Leslie Marmon Silko  --  Ceremony
  • He was a young man, not a native of the town, with dark, curly hair and a long, pale face, marked with smallpox.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • I thought you were desperately ill with smallpox and everybody deserted you, but I went boldly to your bedside and nursed you back to life; and then I took the smallpox and died and I was buried under those poplar trees in the graveyard and you planted a rosebush by my grave and watered it with your tears; and you never, never forgot the friend of your youth who sacrificed her life for you.
    Lucy Maud Montgomery  --  Anne Of Green Gables
  • When the health authorities tried to explain to the poor and illiterate that vaccination was a giving of the harmless form of smallpox to work up immunity against the deadly form, the parents didn’t believe it.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • Father treated sleeping sickness, plague, smallpox, and leprosy.
    Gloria Whelan  --  Listening for Lions
  • MOTHER Elizabeth Willard, the mother of George Willard, was tall and gaunt and her face was marked with smallpox scars.
    Sherwood Anderson  --  Winesburg, Ohio
  • The only time I got close to a medical person was waiting in line for a barefoot nurse to give us smallpox shots.
    Li Cunxin  --  Mao’s Last Dancer
  • Pore thang got over thar and died of the smallpox two months later.
    Olive Ann Burns  --  Cold Sassy Tree
  • But his face, with small beak and the pricked skin of smallpox, didn’t stock anything in gratification as we understand it.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • His skin was pitted by smallpox and he had a thin moustache which Salander found absurd.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • Elmira had been married in Missouri to a fellow named Dee Boot, about whom she had never talked much—she just said he died of smallpox.
    Larry McMurtry  --  Lonesome Dove
  • He was also re-vaccinated (from which we may assume that there had been another epidemic of smallpox at Lucknow) about the same time.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  Kim
  • Howard Hiatt had introduced Jim and Paul to the foundation’s senior science adviser, a man named Bill Foege, one of the people responsible for the eradication of smallpox, known to favor unconventional approaches to supposedly impossible problems.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • A blind man without eyelids and eyes as blue as faded jeans, his skin pitted with smallpox scars, chatted to a leper without fingers, taking dexterous drags from scavenged cigarette stubs that lay beside him in a heap.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • The police watching you, the soldiers gathering taxes, the beating you always get from the jefe because you are too poor to pay, smallpox and fever, hunger… that is all part of heaven- the preparation.
    Graham Greene  --  The Power and the Glory
  • I detest such creatures; and it would be much better for them that their faces had been seamed with the smallpox; but I must confess, I never saw any of this wanton behaviour in poor Jenny: some artful villain, I am convinced, hath betrayed, nay perhaps forced her; and I pity the poor wretch with all my heart.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • Spread through that population even faster than smallpox.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • He said that the Spaniards wiped out more Indians with smallpox than with muskets.
    Christina Garcia  --  Dreaming in Cuban
  • Red boils had erupted on his face, so he looked like a smallpox victim.
    Rick Riordan  --  The House of Hades
  • John had known him since the smallpox epidemic of 1764, when John had gone to Boston to be inoculated.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • The mosquitoes left welts on her ankles, arms, and neck, so she probably looked like a smallpox victim.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
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