history

Benjamin Franklin’s fight against a deadly virus: Colonial America was divided over smallpox inoculation, but he championed science to skeptics

PROMO Health - Doctor Nurse Stethoscope Medical Medicine - iStock - Sergey Tinyakov

Exactly 300 years ago, in 1721, Benjamin Franklin and his fellow American colonists faced a deadly smallpox outbreak. Their varying responses constitute an eerily prescient object lesson for today's world.


Fatal error: Declaration of RulesRuleUI::form(&$form, &$form_state, $options = Array) must be compatible with RulesActionContainerUI::form(&$form, &$form_state, $options = Array, $iterator = NULL) in /home/customer/www/kiowacountypress.net/public_html/sites/all/modules/rules/ui/ui.plugins.inc on line 0