Tim Riswick

Month: July 2021

History Workshop Online blog post about Smallpox and Social inequalities in Amsterdam (1870-1872)

Sanne Muurling, Katalin Buzasi and myself published a blog post on History Workshop Online about the smallpox epidemic in Amsterdam (1870-1872). Smallpox was the first contagious disease for which a vaccine was invented, yet the history of this final epidemic over 70 years later provides important lessons about how social inequalities continue to shape vulnerability to disease in