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The Smallpox Report: Vaccination and the Romantic Illness Narrative

September 23, 2022 at 4:15pm6:00pm EDT

Eggers Hall, 115

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The story we tell about vaccination is typical Enlightenment fare: irrational outrage and hysterical distrust gradually tamed by Reason’s patient truth. Professor Wang examines the limitations of this narrative, both during the Enlightenment and now.


This event was published on September 13, 2022.

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