Ming dynasty

Ming dynasty

During the Ming dynasty (approximately 1570 A.D.), powdered smallpox scabs were blown up the noses of the healthy. The patients would then develop a mild case of the disease but were immune to it from then on.

Previous Fact Next Fact
Categories: DiseaseMonarch

Latest FactRepublic Video

15 Most Controversial & Costly Blunders in History

Sponsored Links