Massachusetts smallpox epidemic

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Massachusetts smallpox epidemic or Colonial epidemic was a smallpox epidemic that hit Massachusetts in 1633, affecting settlers and Native Americans. The casualties included 20 settlers from Mayflower[1] and their only physician Dr Samuel Fuller.[2]


  1. ^ Kohn, George Childs. "Massachusetts smallpox epidemic, 1633". Encyclopedia of Plague and Pestilence. New York: Facts On File, Inc. Retrieved 29 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "The Settlers Arrive". The History of Medicine in America. Retrieved 29 November 2012.