Small Pox in the Americas

Providence – Federal officials have begun making plans for the possible vaccination of citizens against small pox in the event of a bio-terrorist attack. The use of small pox as a weapon is not a new concept. It is actually hundreds of years old. An exhibit now on display at Brown University traces the history of smallpox. WRNI's Deborah Becker toured the exhibit with Dennis Landis, the Curator of Rare Books at the John Carter Brown Library and Dr. Stanley Aronson, Dean of Medicine Emeritus at Brown.

Smallpox in the Americas 1492 to 1815: Contagion and Controversy is at the John Carter Brown Library at Brown University through December.