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Book Reviews | White House and Congressional Testimony | Newspapers and Popular Press | Interviews

Book Reviews

Year Book reviewed Source
*1982 The triumph of scientific medicine in America: An essay review
RAZZELL P. Edward Jenner's Cowpox Vaccine: The History of a Medical Myth. 2nd ed. Firle, Sussex, England: Caliban Books, 1980
J Hist Med Allied Sci 1982 37(2):236-8
*1982 BAXBY D. Jenner’s Smallpox Vaccine: The Riddle of the Vaccinia Virus and Its Origin. Exeter NH: Heinemann Educational Books, 1981 Bull Hist Med 1982 56(4):595-7
1995 BASCH P. Vaccines and World Health: Science, Policy and Practice. New York: Oxford University Press, 1994 Am J Epidemiol 1995 141(4):380
1995 FOREMAN CH Jr. Plagues, Products and Policies: Emergent Public Health Hazards and National Policymaking. Washington DC: Brookings Institution, 1994 Am J Prev Med 1995
1998 LEVY BS, SIDEL VW (eds). War and public health. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997 Politics Life Sci 1998 17(1):84-5
1999 SKÖLD P. The Two Faces of Smallpox. A Disease and Its Prevention in Eighteenth and Nineteenth-Century Sweden. Demographic Data Base, Umeå University, Report no. 12. Umeå, Sweden: Umeå University, 1996 Bull Hist Med 1999 73:336
2000 GUILLEMIN J. Anthrax: The Investigation of a Deadly Outbreak. Univ of California Press, 1999 Nature Medicine 2000 6:245
2000 Vaccination, not eradication
BAZIN H. The Eradication of Smallpox. Academic Press, 2000
Trends Microbiol 2000 8(8):384
2004 KOPLOW DA. Smallpox: The Fight to Eradicate a Global Scourge. Berkeley and Los Angeles: Univ of California Press, 2003 Bull Hist Medicine 2004 78(1):256-7
2012 A history of eradication: Successes, failures, and controversies
STEPAN NL. Eradication: Ridding the World of Diseases Forever?Reaktion Books, 2011
Lancet 2012 379(9819):884-5 OPEN

White House and Congressional Testimony

Year Committee Hearing Topic
*1981 US Senate. Committee on Labor and Human Resources
97th Congress, 1st session, Jul 16-17 1981
Preventive medicine and health promotion, 1981
Testimony: The responsibility of academic institutions to preventive medicine and health promotion
1984 US House of Representatives. Subcommittee on International Development Institutions and Finance of the Committee on Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs
98th Congress, 2nd session, Mar 21 1984
The multilateral development banks and health
Testimony and discussion
1987 US Senate. Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies
100th Congress, 1st session, May 13 1987
FY 1988 Appropriations for the World Health Organization
1994 US Senate. Committee on Governmental Affairs
103rd Congress, 2nd session, Jan 25 1994
Human radiation and other scientific experiments: The federal government's role
1994 US House of Representatives. Subcommittee on Administrative Law and Governmental Relations, Committee on the Judiciary
103rd Congress, 2nd session, Feb 3 1994
Government-sponsored testing on humans
Testimony (same as above)
1999 US Senate. Veteran's Affairs Committee and Appropriations Committee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Services
106th Congress, 1st session, Mar 16 1999
1999 US Senate. Subcommittee on Public Health, Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions
106th Congress, 1st session, Mar 25 1999
Bioterrorism: Our front line response: Evaluating US pubic health readiness
2001 US Senate. Committee on Foreign Relations
107th Congress, 1st session, Sep 5 2001
The threat of bioterrorism and the spread of infectious diseases
Complete hearing
2001 US Senate. Subcommittee on Public Health, Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions
107th Congress, 1st session, Oct 9 2001
Effective responses to the threat of bioterrorism
Complete hearing

Newspapers and Popular Press

Year Title Publication
1973 Smallpox eradication: The global strategy World Health 1973 Oct:8-16 PDF
1975 An end and a beginning. World Health 1975 Feb-Mar:12-7 PDF
1977 Smallpox shows the way World Health 1977 Feb:22-7 PDF
**1978 Smallpox: Epitaph for a killer Natl Geographic 1978 Dec:796-805
*1980 A victory for all mankind World Health 1980 May:3-5 PDF
*1987 The lessons learnt World Health 1987 Aug-Sep
1987 Smallpox eradication: A WHO success story. World Health Forum 8:283-92 PDF
1987 Op-Ed: How the U.S. shortchanges world health Baltimore Evening Sun 1987 Jan 30:A15 PDF
1987 Letter: [AIDS: Money] for the World Health Organization. Washington Post 1987 Jun 17:A22
1989 Poliomyelitis and smallpox eradication. Draft. World Health 1989 Dec PDF
1995 Global challenges in health: World must devote more funding toward expanding scientific base. US Med 1995 Aug PDF
*1998 Guest editorial: Defending against biological terrorism International Medical News Group 1998
*1999 Op-Ed: Should the last stocks of smallpox be destroyed? Baltimore Sun 1999


Year Title Publication
1977 An interview with the new Dean of the School of Public Health and Hygiene, Donald Henderson. Johns Hopkins Magazine 1977 (Sep):10-18.PDF
1980 An exclusive profile/interview of Dr. Donald A. Henderson, dean of the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health. Interview by Blaine Taylor. Md State Med J 29(3): 35-45. PDF
1986 Victory over smallpox: Interview with Donald A. Henderson. Popul Rep L Mar-Apr (5), L172-173.PDF
1987 Smallpox eradication: A WHO success story. World Health Forum 8(3): 283-292. PDF
1991 Germ Warfare, by Richard Rhodes. Based on interviews with DA Henderson and Ciro de Quadros. Rolling Stone 1991 Oct 31: 43-44, 47-48, 108, 110. (1)
2002 Bioweapons preparedness chief discusses priorities in world of 21st-century biology. Interview by Rebecca Voelker. JAMA. 287(5): 573-575.
2003 D.A. Henderson: Acting globally, thinking locally. Mol Interv 3(5), 242-247.
2008 Smallpox: Dispelling the myths. Bull World Health Organ 86(12): 917-919. OPEN
2013 Lessons from the eradication of smallpox: An interview with D.A. Henderson. Henderson DA, Klepac P. Phil Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 368(1623): 2013.0113. OPEN
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