The Speckled Monster (Paperback)
A Historical Tale of Battling Smallpox
Plume Books, 9780452285071, 512pp.
Publication Date: January 27, 2004
Jennifer Lee Carrell transports readers back to the early eighteenth century to tell the tales of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu and Dr. Zabdiel Boylston, two iconoclastic figures who helped save London and Boston from the deadliest disease mankind has known.
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Praise For The Speckled Monster: A Historical Tale of Battling Smallpox…
"Highly engrossing...Carrell tells the gripping story with ardor and skill." —Smithsonian
"Written in a compelling, almost novelistic voice, Carrelldetails two eighteenth-century figures who struggled valiantly against smallpox. The disease becomes a character in the book, claiming the poor, the rich, and the royal without distinction." —USA Today