Interestingly, Edward Jenner created the very first modern vaccine in 1796 to combat smallpox when he inoculated the first person with cowpox (a related, but much more benign disease), creating immunity to smallpox.

People have long weighed the risks of preventive vaccination against the risk of deadly disease.

Even before Jenner introduced the vaccinia smallpox vaccine (essentially the same vaccine we use today), people would deliberately infect themselves with smallpox via the skin with material taken from sufferers of smallpox, with the hope of developing a milder case of the disease.

Faced with the virtual certainty of catching severe, natural smallpox, many people sought out this procedure, called 'inoculation,' which had an approximately .5-2% mortality rate.

If a significant amount of time has passed since the crime occurred, RAINN still strongly encourages reporting the crime to the police.

It may be more difficult for the case to be prosecuted, especially if there is a lack of DNA evidence.

However, reporting the crime may lead to an arrest, and thus help get another [predator] off the streets. therapeutic service from a mental health professional within two years prior to sexual contact with the mental health professional" Texas Penal Code 22.011(b)(9): "by exploiting [the patient or former patient's] .

Florida 491.0112(1): "sexual misconduct with a client or former client when the professional relationship was terminated primarily for the purpose of engaging in sexual contact" Iowa 709.15 (1)(b): "a former patient or client is considered to be emotionally dependent for one year following the termination of the provision of mental health services" Michigan 750.520e(1)(e): "the sexual contact occurs during or within two years after the period in which the victim is his or her client or patient" Minnesota 609.344(h)(ii): "the complainant is a former patient of the psychotherapist and the former patient is emotionally dependent upon the psychotherapist" New Mexico 30-9-10(A)(5): "during the course of psychotherapy or within a period of one year following the termination of therapy" Rhode Island 5-63.1-1 (1): "a person who obtained .

The eradication of smallpox may have been the greatest feat of medical science.

Smallpox is estimated to have killed more people than any other disease in history, approximately 300 million people in the 20th century alone. This disease was the scourge of the world for millennia and then it was gone.

Thanks to the World Health Organization, there has not been a singe naturally occurring case of smallpox since 1977 and there has been no need to immunize against the disease in the United States since 1972.

With this in mind, it is possible to understand the horror that civilized people feel when considering the possibility that smallpox could be used as a biological weapon by terrorists or rogue nations.