Episode 124: What Was Life with Small Pox Like in the Revolutionary War with Michael Troy.

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Today, we depart from our pandemic of SARS-CoV-2 to discuss what was easily the number one killer of colonial Americans in the Revolutionary War – infectious disease. It is estimated that battle casualties totaled 5-6,000 while disease (infections like small pox and the like) killed between 40-50,000. The toll paid by the civilian population was even worse as loose estimates put the death toll at 100,000 from infection. 

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