Smallpox in Boston: Inoculation and the Revere Family

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Smallpox in Boston: Inoculation and the Revere Family

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As the Covid-19 pandemic began to spread in Boston, museum interpreters at the Paul Revere house looked to the archives to learn more about how Boston has responded to wide-spread illness in the past. This blog post from The Revere Express blog explains how the smallpox epidemic effected the Revere Family and ways that 18th century medicine responded to the illness.

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screenshot from the Paul Revere Memorial Association website

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This item was submitted on August 9, 2020 by Hailey Philbin using the form “Share Your Story” on the site “A Journal of the Plague Year”:

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