George Washington

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Why 21st-century anti-vaxxers have nothing on their 18th-century counterparts


George Washington certainly worried about the British army, but he may have been even more worried about smallpox, which had the potential to ravage his already-fragile army. That’s how Washington became colonial America’s champion of inoculation, the precursor to vaccines — but not without lots of protest.

Never Underestimate Your Enemy: General Washington at Princeton

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George Washington: a new history

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