The Royal Philanthropic Vaccine Expedition, Part 2

The Royal Philanthropic Vaccine Expedition, Part 2

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Stuff You Missed in History Class

Wednesday, 10 February

With the smallpox vaccine established, Spain’s wanted to deliver it to its colonies in the Americas and the Caribbean. Francisco Xavier de Balmis carried the vaccine from Spain to the Americas using a chain of young boys who acted as living vaccine hosts.

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