The Power of Inoculation
“The Disease is, thro’ God’s common Blessing, happily converted into a Remedy.”
Rev. William Cooper penned those words in 1728 as he urged vaccination against the deadly smallpox virus hitting colonial Boston yet again. Writing as a minister to refute objections to inoculation, he framed his argument by starting with the words of Luke 6:9 (albeit with th…
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