Some articles on smallpox:
... earliest credible clinical evidence of smallpox is found in the Egyptian mummy of Ramses V who died over 3000 years ago (1145 BC) ... Historical records from Asia describe evidence of smallpox-like disease in medical writings from ancient India (as early as 1500 BC) and China (1122 BC) ... It has been speculated that Egyptian traders brought smallpox to India during the 1st millennium BC, where it remained as an endemic human disease for at least 2000 years ...
Famous quotes containing the words smallpox and/or century:
“Most of the trouble in this world has been caused by folks who cant mind their own business, because they have no business of their own to mind, any more than a smallpox virus has.”
—William Burroughs (b. 1914)
“Who is so deaf or so blind as he
That wilfully will neither hear nor see?”
—16th century English proverb, collected in J. Heywood, Dialogue of Proverbs (1546)