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Smallpox

When was smallpox discovered?

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February 25, 2010 7:37PM

The first known cases of smallpox go back to 1350 BC and the disease has been known for a very long time. Dr. Campbell identified how smallpox is spread. Edward Jenner is credited with developing the smallpox vaccine in 1796.