Plague: A Story of Smallpox in Montreal

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Author/collaborator
Title
Plague: A Story of Smallpox in Montreal
Abstract
The story of the last smallpox epidemic in Canada, in which over 3,000 Montrealers died in less than four months in 1885. More than half of those who died were under the age of 6. According to the author, the epidemic in the city turned French against English, Protestant against Catholic, and rich against poor. Troops had to be called out to guard smallpox hospitals against anti-vaccination rioters.
Place
Toronto
Publisher
Harper Collins
Date
1991
Language
en
Citation
Bliss, Michael. Plague: A Story of Smallpox in Montreal. Toronto: Harper Collins, 1991.
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