Smallpox: The Death of a Disease

Dr. D. A. Henderson tells his personal story of leading the World Health Organization's campaign to eradicate smallpox, which has been called one of the greatest scientific and humanitarian feats of the twentieth century. The disease that killed over two million people per year was eliminated in just over ten years, and the last known case of smallpox occurred in 1976. Smallpox: The Death of a Disease is an account of the disease and the efforts to eradicate it.