Benjamin Franklin’s Son Died of Smallpox. His Notes on Vaccines Matter Now More Than Ever

96, he would have been forced to rely on a technique called variolation. This method of inoculation involved infecting the recipient with a live sample of the smallpox virus, usually in the form of fluid drained from an infectious smallpox pustule.It wasn’t pretty:SHARETWEETPIN

Source: Benjamin Franklin’s Son Died of Smallpox. His Notes on Vaccines Matter Now More Than Ever

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