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The End of A Global Pox: America and the Eradication of Smallpox in the Cold War Era

Bob H. Reinhardt


By the mid-twentieth century, smallpox had vanished from North America and Europe but continued to persist throughout Africa, Asia, and South America. In 1965, the United States joined an international effort to eradicate the disease, and after fifteen years of steady progress, the effort succeeded. The book demonstrates that the fight against smallpox drew American liberals into new and complex relationships in the global Cold War, as the text narrates the history of the only cooperative international effort to successfully eliminate a disease. Unlike other works that have chronicled the figh ... More

Keywords: smallpox, American liberals, global Cold War, disease, public health, eradication, American liberalism, Cold War ideology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781469624099
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469624099.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bob H. Reinhardt, author