October 15, 2021
A 1901 smallpox epidemic, a charismatic quack, and the rise of anti-vax propaganda in Boston
An aggressive smallpox vaccination campaign had nearly contained the outbreak. Then Immanuel Pfeiffer came along.
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Did you know that Halloween was once so dangerous that some cities considered banning it? In the Gilded Age, Halloween was all tricks and no treats. The ghoulish holiday was free of candy and costumes…