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Catherine the Great
- Catherine the Great of Russia
- Catherine the Great of Russia was inoculated against smallpox by physician Thomas Dimsdale, with relays of horses at the ready in case the inoculation should go wrong and Dimsdale need to escape from Catherine's angry subjects. The operation was kept secret, and Catherine recovered successfully.
- Collection of the Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg
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Diseases & Vaccines