Lady Mary's Legacy: Vaccine Advocacy from The Turkish Embassy Letters to Video Games

Lisa Rosner, Stockton University

Thursday, April 6, 2017 -

6:00pm to 7:30pm

New York Academy of Medicine (New York, NY)

1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street, New York, NY 10029

On April 1, 1717, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu wrote her famous "Letter to a Friend" from the Turkish Embassy, describing the process of smallpox inoculation. With that letter, she became one of the earliest vaccination advocates, joined over the next three hundred years by celebrities and scientists, pop culture icons and heads of state, patients and game developers. This talk will explore the colorful and controversial history of vaccine advocacy, the most successful public health measure its beneficiaries love to hate.
$12 General Public | $8 Friends, Fellows, Members, Seniors | Free to Students with ID