Layers of Protection: Smallpox, Contagion, and Community in Eighteenth-Century Boston.

Weir, Elise A.

2015

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  • This thesis explores how Boston experienced and protected against smallpox outbreaks during the eighteenth century. It explores this from three levels: the government, the broader community, and the household. Boston developed a protective system through public health regulations and a community valuation of protecting the town and all its members. These measures challenged but never overturned tr... read more
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