Lady Mary Wortley Montagu Crushes Smallpox

Smallpox infected countless across Europe, including the talented writer Lady Mary Wortley Montagu in 1715. While she beat the disease, her face and body were left with scars. Years after her recovery, Mary travels to Istanbul, where she makes a discovery that leads to inoculation treatments of the deadly virus.

  • Medicine
  • European Travel
  • Collaboration

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