Biographies of Women in Medicine

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Isabel Zendal Publisher's summary

Discover the inspiring story of how a nurse became the first international medical expedition in history.

In a world where science was very much practiced solely by men, Isabel Zendal's tale brings out her contribution toward a great philanthropic cause - one of many women who contributed to the advancement of medicine in the world.

But it's not just her story: Through Isabel, you're about to discover the history of smallpox and how one expedition brought mercy to those who suffered from it.

In Isabel Zendal, you will discover:

  • The life story of Isabel Zendal and her efforts against smallpox
  • A historical account of the rise and spread of smallpox - from ancient times to the modern world
  • Edward Jenner's role in the creation of the very first vaccine known to mankind
  • How events unfolding in King Carlo IV's court led to the inception and planning of the Balmis Expedition
  • The search for 26 angels - a crucial part of the expedition that involved 22 (later 26) orphan boys who had never contracted smallpox
  • Three years against smallpox over the high seas - documenting trials and tribulations of the expedition across three ships from 1803 to 1806
  • A fantastical journey charting the Spanish colonies - from the Canary Islands and the Americas to the Phillippines and China
  • The impact and legacy of this undertaking on the scientific community, leading to global efforts in eradicating smallpox through vaccination

And much more.

In a time plagued by both financial and political turmoil, this extraordinary tale chronicles the collective human efforts of a handful of people in defeating a deadly disease.

Discover an untold story of inspiration and compassion.

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  • Book 1

    • The History of a Spanish Nurse and Her Humanitarian Work During the Smallpox Pandemic (Biographies of Women in Medicine, Book 1)
    • By: Patricia Hatfield
    • Narrated by: Monica Kelly
    • Length: 3 hrs and 13 mins
    • Release date: 03-01-22
    • Language: English
    • 4 out of 5 stars 2 ratings

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