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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Last Friday marked the 150th anniversary of the deadliest blaze in American history. Whipped by tornado-force winds that traversed a drought-stricken prairie, the fire that struck on October 8, 1871, reduced an entire Midwestern outpost to…