The Speckled Monster by Jennifer Lee Carrell audiobook

The Speckled Monster: A Historical Tale of Battling Smallpox

By Jennifer Lee Carrell
Read by Michael Prichard

Random House Audio 9780525947363
19.66 Hours 1
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    ISBN: 9780385359979

THE SPECKLED MONSTER is both a hair-raising tale of courage in the face of the deadliest disease that has ever struck mankind, and a gripping account of the birth of modern immunology. Jennifer Lee Carrell's dramatic story follows two parents who, after barely surviving the agony of smallpox themselves, flouted eighteenth-century European medical tradition by borrowing folk knowledge from African slaves and Eastern women in frantic bids to protect their children. Their heroic struggles gave rise to immunology, as well as the vaccinations that remain our only hope should the disease be unleashed again. Carrell transports readers back to the early eighteenth century to tell the tales of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu and Dr. Zabdiel Boylston: two iconoclastic figures who helped save London and Boston from this scourge.

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THE SPECKLED MONSTER is both a hair-raising tale of courage in the face of the deadliest disease that has ever struck mankind, and a gripping account of the birth of modern immunology. Jennifer Lee Carrell's dramatic story follows two parents who, after barely surviving the agony of smallpox themselves, flouted eighteenth-century European medical tradition by borrowing folk knowledge from African slaves and Eastern women in frantic bids to protect their children. Their heroic struggles gave rise to immunology, as well as the vaccinations that remain our only hope should the disease be unleashed again. Carrell transports readers back to the early eighteenth century to tell the tales of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu and Dr. Zabdiel Boylston: two iconoclastic figures who helped save London and Boston from this scourge.

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Author Bio: Jennifer Lee Carrell

Author Bio: Jennifer Lee Carrell

Jennifer Lee Carrell is the author of The Speckled Monster: A Historical Tale of Battling Smallpox, Interred with Their Bones, and Haunt Me Still. Carrell earned a PhD in English from Harvard, pulled into studying literature by the Aurthurian legend as well as Norse sagas and works by Tolkien and Shakespeare. She lives in Arizona with her family.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 19.66
Audience: Adult
Language: English