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The Speckled Monster

(2003)
A Historical Tale of Battling Smallpox
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The Speckled Monster tells the dramatic story of two parents who dared to fight back against smallpox. After barely surviving the agony of smallpox themselves, they flouted eighteenth-century medicine by borrowing folk knowledge from African slaves and Eastern women in frantic bids to protect their children. From their heroic struggles stems the modern science of immunology as well as the vaccinations that remain our only hope should the disease ever be unleashed again.

Jennifer Lee 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 the deadliest disease mankind has known.

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Hardback Editions

December 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: Speckled Monster: A Historical Tale of Battling Smallpox
Author(s): Jennifer Lee Carrell
ISBN: 0-7567-8621-5 / 978-0-7567-8621-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dutton/Penguin
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May 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Speckled Monster: A Historical Tale of Battling the Smallpox Epidemic
Author(s): Jennifer Lee Carrell
ISBN: 0-525-94736-1 / 978-0-525-94736-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dutton Adult
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2003 : USA Hardback

Title: The Speckled Monster: A Historical Tale of Battling Smallpox
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ISBN: 0-641-60690-7 / 978-0-641-60690-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin Group
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Paperback Editions

January 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Speckled Monster: a Historical Tale of Battling Smallpox
Author(s): Jennifer Lee Carrell
ISBN: 0-452-28507-0 / 978-0-452-28507-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Plume
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Audio Editions

May 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Speckled Monster: A Historical Tale of Battling Smallpox
Author(s): Jennifer Lee Carrell
Publisher: Random House Audio
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May 2012 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Speckled Monster: A Historical Tale of Battling Smallpox
Author(s): Jennifer Lee Carrell
Publisher: Random House Audio
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August 2003 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: Speckled Monster : a historical tale of battling smallpox
Author(s): Jennifer Lee Carrell
ISBN: 0-7366-9481-1 / 978-0-7366-9481-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape
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Kindle Editions

January 2004 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Speckled Monster
Author(s): Jennifer Lee Carrell
Publisher: Plume
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