Curated Collection

Editorial: Smallpox Eradicated


On December 9, 1979, smallpox was declared eradicated—a first for an infectious disease afflicting humans. This curated stock footage collection features scenes of Roosevelt Island’s Smallpox Memorial Hospital, scientists hard at work, vaccination rollout across the globe, and more. Witness archival scenes of one of the most important breakthroughs in modern science and medicine.