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The speckled monster

a historical tale of battling smallpox
  • 474 Pages
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Dutton , New York
Smallpox -- History -- Popular works, Smallpox -- history, Smallpox Vaccine -- hi
StatementJennifer Lee Carrell.
GenrePopular works.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsRA644.S6 C37 2003
The Physical Object
Paginationxvii, 474 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17721976M
ISBN 100525947361
LC Control Number2003000137

The Speckled Monster tells the dramatic story of two parents who dared to fight back against smallpox. After barely surviving the agony of smallpox themselves, they flouted eighteenth-century medicine by borrowing folk knowledge from African slaves and Eastern women in frantic bids to protect their children/5(31).

"The Speckled Monster" is an engaging, beautifully written near-novelization of how inoculation for smallpox was introduced to England and America in the s.

The author has taken great pains to bring the people of the historical incidents to life using primary sources that range from letters and journals to scholarly publications of the time 4/5. Smallpox: 'The Speckled Monster' By the time smallpox was eradicated globally inthe disease had claimed hundreds of millions of victims.

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speckled Monster: Historical Tale of Battling Smallpox Published by User, 16 years ago The drama that surrounded Lady Mary in London and Dr.

Boylston in Boston as they bravely sought a cure for smallpox, is riveting.5/5(5). THE SPECKLED MONSTER: A Historical Tale of Battling Smallpox Jennifer Lee Carrell, Author. Dutton $ (p) ISBN New Coronavirus Updates for the Book Biz.

About Us. The Speckled Monster transports readers back to the early eighteenth century to The speckled monster book the historical tales of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu and Dr.

Zabdiel The speckled monster book, two unlikely heroes who helped save London, Boston, and eventually the whole world from the deadliest disease humankind has known. Jenner and the Speckled Monster book. Read 16 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Inan unknown country doctor named Edward /5.

The research for the book is summarized by detailed endnotes, sources and an extensive bibliography. The midsection contains black and white plates of appropriate portraits, contemporary Boston and London, a facsimile of the account of inoculation 'Published by Dr.

Zabdiel Boylstone,' and photographs of small pox sufferers from the early twentieth century. The Speckled Monster is both a hair-raising tale of courage in the face of the deadliest disease that has ever struck mankind, and a gripping account of the birth of modern immunology.

Jennifer Lee Carrell's dramatic story follows two parents who, after barely surviving the agony of smallpox themselves, flouted 18th century European medical.

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The Speckled Monster tells the dramatic story of two parents who dared to fight back against smallpox. After barely surviving the agony of smallpox themselves, they flouted eighteenth-century medicine by borrowing folk knowledge from African slaves and Eastern women in frantic bids to protect their : Jennifer Lee Carrell.

The Speckled Monster is a fine work of historical fiction. Based on assiduous research and disciplined but lively imagination, this book succeeds at a daunting task: bringing the world of eighteenth-century medicine to life for popular audiences without soft-pedaling scientific content or difficult : Elizabeth A.

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From their heroic struggles stems the modern science of immunology as well as 4/5(4). The Speckled Monster is an unwieldy beast of a book. One part history lesson, one part multilayered drama, Jennifer Carrell uses painstaking research to recreate the tale of the devastating scourge of smallpox and two unsung heroes, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu and Dr.

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Zabdiel Boylston, who battled substantial social opposition to save their. The Speckled Monster, is not history for purists. As Carrell explains clearly in her introduction, she wants to tell us a "tale," so she turns history into drama, with invented dialogue and scenes.

The book is best considered a highly informed historical fiction. A timely book about history's first desperate efforts to conquer smallpox, "The Speckled Monster" tells the dramatic story of two parents who dared to fight back.

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Against his will, Cephas finds himself drawn into the criminals’ shady underworld and begins to uncover a murderous conspiracy involving medical malpractice, his mysterious parentage and the dreaded speckled monster itself – smallpox.

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The disease becomes a character in the book, claiming the poor, the rich and the royal without distinction."/5(5). The Speckled Monster is the tale of daring individuals staving off a personal and community nightmare through a dangerous and complicated procedure before the germ theory had even been contemplated.

It reminds us of the blessings of the suppression of smallpox and makes us hope for its continued : Jo Ann Rosenfeld. Graverobbing. Murder. Mayhem. Having fled from his bodysnatcher masters, Cephas Catchpole resolves to uncover the secrets surrounding his dead parents, the evil Dr Mortdecai Brimstone and his fraudulent smallpox potions, an enigmatic Indian doctor called Taggi and the infamous hangman Titus the Rope.

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The Speckled Monster tells the dramatic story of two parents who dared to fight back against smallpox. After barely surviving the agony of smallpox themselves, they flouted eighteenth-century medicine by borrowing folk knowledge from African slaves and Eastern women in frantic bids to protect their children.

From their heroic struggles stems the modern science of immunology as well as the /5(6). The Speckled Monster tells the dramatic story-both historical and timely-of two parents who dared to fight back against the disease. After barely surviving the agony of smallpox themselves, they both flouted eighteenth-century European medical tradition by borrowing folk knowledge from African slaves and eastern women in frantic bids to protect Author: Jennifer Lee Carrell.

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After barely surviving the agony of smallpox themselves, they flouted eighteenth-century medicine by borrowing folk knowledge from African slaves and Eastern women in frantic bids to protect their children.Monster is a young adult drama novel by American author Walter Dean Myers and was published by HarperCollins in It was nominated for the National Book Award for Young People's Literature, won the Michael L.

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