NOVA

Season 3 Episode 17

Death of a Disease

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Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Jun 06, 1976 on PBS
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Death of a Disease
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As late as 1967, smallpox struck as many as 15 million people in 43 countries and killed an estimated two or three million. Experts now believe that the disease is on the verge of extinction. NOVA looks at the recent success of the World Health Organization's program to eradicate this disease, considered a triumph of western-styled medicine.moreless

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