Is There a Doctor in the House?
One of the most important rebel historical figures in
As stated in my book, “Dr. Warren was highly esteemed. He had made his name as one of two physicians who had inoculated nearly 5,000 people during the small pox epidemic of 1763.” Inoculation had not yet been widely accepted as a weapon against small pox. Many doctors had opposed it. In 1763 Warren, then twenty, had been the youngest doctor in
He and a colleague, at one of two hospitals provided to quarantine the
sick and inoculate the well, had treated over a thousand patients. Of the 4,977 people whom the two hospitals
had inoculated, 46 had died. Of the 699
people who had contracted the disease naturally, 124 had died. Boston