She contracted smallpox at the age of 33.
The Malays formerly suffered severely from smallpox epidemics, but in the portion of the peninsula under British rule vaccination has been introduced, and the ravages of the disease no longer assume serious dimensions.
Is replaced by the more humble "Grandfather Smallpox, go away!"
As a logical consequence of this view of disease the mode of treatment among peoples in the lower stages of culture is mainly magical; they endeavour to propitiate the evil spirits by sacrifice, to expel them by spells, &c. (see Exorcism), to drive them away by blowing, &c.; conversely we find the Khonds attempt to keep away smallpox by placing thorns and brushwood in the paths leading to places decimated by that disease, in the hope of making the disease demon retrace his steps.
Epidemics of smallpox and typhoid occur; and leprosy, imported from the Orange River and Cape Colonies, has taken firm hold on the Basuto, of whom about 9r per too() are sufferers from this disease.
In 1733-1734 there was a dreadful epidemic of smallpox, which destroyed a great number of the people.
In November he caught smallpox and was very seriously ill, so that the book was not given to the world till the spring of 1724 (and then of course, as it had no privilege, appeared privately).
Hospitals.-The Metropolitan Asylums Board, though established in 1867 purely as a poor-law authority for the relief of the sick, insane Metro- and infirm paupers, has become a central hospital authority for infectious diseases, with power to receive into politan its hospitals persons, who are not paupers, suffering from Asylums fever, smallpox or diphtheria.
For smallpox the Board maintains hospital ships moored in the Thames at Dartford, and a land establishment at the same place.
Bilious remittent fever occurs in the summer months, and smallpox prevails from November to March.
The death-rate is high, especially among children, owing to the prevalence of cholera, smallpox and fevers during the dry weather.
Smallpox is frequent on the coast, but is diminishing before vaccination; other epidemic diseases are extremely rare.
At the age of twelve he fell ill of smallpox, but his parents showed little or no interest in his recovery.
In 1772 he sailed for London to visit Friends in the north of England, especially Yorkshire, and died in York of smallpox on the 7th of October.
From 1886 he was forced by ill-health to spend much of his time abroad, and he died of smallpox Alicante on the 16th of March 1892, while on a tour in Spain.
In the meanwhile typhus and smallpox had broken out amongst the French, many of the national guards were impatient of control, and the German trenches, in spite of difficulties of ground and weather, made steady progress towards the Perches.
Smallpox also is practically endemic, owing in great part to negligent sanitary supervision.
In the century leading up to its extermination, smallpox killed about 500,000,000 people.
While difficult to know with any exactness, smallpox likely killed roughly as many people in that hundred years as have been killed in every war ever fought.
In the last thirty years there has not been a single smallpox death or even a single infection.
In the eradication of smallpox, as in the near-elimination of polio, I find both fascinating lessons of history and enormous reason for hope.
Smallpox has been with us for thousands of years.
In the 800s, smallpox wiped out a third of Japan.
Two things were known at the time about smallpox, also called variola.
After variolation, sometimes people died from the smallpox they caught.
During the Revolutionary War, it made its way to the Colonies where General George Washington—seeing his troops ravaged by smallpox while the British were immune—responded by variolating the entire Continental Army.
And Jenner had created this vaccine for smallpox without even understanding the basics of germ theory!
In 1958, with smallpox still killing two million people a year, the World Health Organization pledged to eradicate it.
Ten years later, in Somalia, the last natural case of smallpox occurred.
We can draw lessons and encouragement from the histories of polio and smallpox, on several counts.
Smallpox affected the rich and the poor and it changed the course of history: It killed Queen Mary II of England in 1694, King Louis I of Spain in 1724, Emperor Peter II of Russia in 1730, and King Louis XV of France in 1774, and changed the succession to the thrones of nations a dozen more times.
I think that is the case with polio and smallpox, which means they weren't eliminated because they were easy, but because they were awful.
If the smallpox and polio successes were achieved in a low-tech world, think how much more we can accomplish with vastly improved tools, infrastructure, and communication.