That time Catherine the Great championed smallpox vaccinations

Enlarge / Portrait of Catherine the Great. Her 1787 letter to Count Piotr Aleksandrovich Rumiantsev—now up for auction—called for a national vaccination campaign against smallpox. (credit: Public domain ) During her long reign, Catherine the Great ‘s leadership transformed Russia into a powerhouse of Europe. She was also a leader in public health policy, championing […]