A black slave showed Americans how to inoculate for diseases



In the very early 1700s, a slave named Onesimus showed some American doctors how to inoculate people against smallpox. The traditional African practice was used to inoculate American soldiers during the revolutionary war. There were changes made to improve and to make the basic African inoculation more safe over time. This basic inoculation concept and has saved countless lives since then.

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