November 27, 2021

St Kilda – Smallpox, or Was It?

Mark Bridgeman

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WritingSt Kilda – Smallpox or Was It?, 2021

I thought it would be really interesting to re-examine the smallpox epidemic that swept the remote island archipelago of St Kilda. Not only challenging traditionally held wisdom, but also in relation to our modern fight against Covid. Although we face a contemporary challenge it is important to also realise how far (and, in some cases, how little!) things have changed.