Princesses, Slaves, and Explosives: The Scandalous Origin of Vaccines
Halibutboy Flatfish stashed this in Science
Today's soccer moms have enough trouble accepting super-safe vaccinations that have no live virus into the bodies of their precious babies... but what if someone told you that you would have to let a witch-doctor stick a sewing needle dripping with the pus of a scarred old convict into your child? That is how scary smallpox used to be.
You're right, that's way more frightening than vaccination.