Medicine: Rx for the Small Pox?

"Nothing to be heard from morning to night but 'Doctor! Doctor! Doctor!' " That was Dr. Lewis Beebe's vivid recollection of Brigadier General Benedict Arnold's expeditionary forces retreating from Quebec Province last month. As firsthand accounts of the debacle are gathered, it becomes increasingly clear that the expedition's most dangerous enemy was not gunfire but disease. Says Congressional Delegate John Adams of Massachusetts: "The small pox is ten times more terrible than Britons, Canadians and Indians together. This was the cause of our precipitate retreat from Quebec, this the cause...

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