Posts Tagged "smallpox"

The Turkish Bath by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres

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The Turkish Bath by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres

“Skin shiningly white”: Ingres paints Lady Mary Wortley Montagu’s word picture in “The Turkish Bath,” 1862 (The Louvre)…

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Jennifer on All Things Considered (NPR)

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Jennifer on All Things Considered (NPR)

Listen to Jennifer talk about “The Speckled Monster” with Michele Norris on NPR’s “All Things Considered” (November 6, 2003)…

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Jennifer on The Diane Rehm Show (NPR)

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Jennifer on The Diane Rehm Show (NPR)

Jennifer talks about smallpox and “The Speckled Monster” with Diane Rehm on NPR’s “The Diane Rehm Show” (June 20, 2003)…

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How I Came to Write about Smallpox

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How I Came to Write about Smallpox

I’m often asked how I came to write about smallpox. I found Lady Mary in a literary footnote fantasizing about Circassian slaves…

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Variolation vs. Vaccination

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Variolation vs. Vaccination

Variolation vs. Vaccination (The Wellcome Library, London)…

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