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The Eradication of smallpox, a success story for modern medicine and public health: what lessons for the future?

Tognotti, Eugenia (2010) The Eradication of smallpox, a success story for modern medicine and public health: what lessons for the future? The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries, Vol. 4 (5), p. 264-266. ISSN 1972-2680. Article.

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Abstract

Thirty years ago, on 8 May 1980, the World Health Organization certified that smallpox had been eradicated globally. For the first time in history, mankind had conquered a disease. It was certainly the greatest achievement of twentieth century medicine.

Item Type:Article
ID Code:6851
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords:Eradication, infectious diseases, small pox
Subjects:Area 06 - Scienze mediche > MED/02 Storia della medicina
Divisions:001 Università di Sassari > 01 Dipartimenti > Scienze biomediche
Publisher:OLoeP
ISSN:1972-2680
Copyright Holders:© 2010 Tognotti et al.
Deposited On:13 Dec 2011 12:11

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