- STAFF PICKS
- GIFTS + GIFT CARDS
- SELL BOOKS
- FIND A STORE
This item may be
Check for Availability
Dr. Jenner and the Speckled Monster: The Discovery of the Smallpox Vaccine: The Discovery of the Smallpox Vaccine
Synopses & Reviews
In 1796, an unknown country doctor named Edward Jenner developed and administered the world's first vaccine-turning the tide in humanity's age-old war against disease.
Award-winning author Albert Marrin explains the significance of "immortal" Jenner's gift to mankind as he narrates the epic story of smallpox, a disease so contagious and deadly it has dramatically influenced the course of history. From the mummified remains of its first known victim to the sinister threat of the "frozen monster" that lurks in the vials of ultramodern laboratories, readers will be held spellbound by this readable and timely combination of science and history.
About the Author
Albert Marrin is a much decorated author of over two dozen works of nonfiction for young people.
What Our Readers Are Saying
Children's » History » World History