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Yes-used to be a serious problem.Remember being vaccinated against it when a kid.

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Yep. It left permanent scars on the people who caught it and survived.

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Yes Dan, I do know a bit about smallpox, not all that much though.

I still remember the smallpox inoculation, we got it at school when I was maybe eight years old. I got very sick, I remember my mother put me in my parents' bed so she could watch over me better. My mother was about to take me in to the hospital when finally my fever broke...strange how those memories stay with you over all the years of your life, all this would have been around 1952!

Then in history class we learned about Edward Jenner, and he noted how the milkmaids who got cowpox, they never came down with smallpox...

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I heard of it when I was young and on some Westerns but that's about all I know of it.

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No. 

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Yes, we learned about it at school.

I remember being deeply disturbed by some of the photos of children with smallpox.

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