Janet Parker

Janet Parker

Janet Parker was a British medical photographer who became the last person to die from smallpox. She was exposed to the virus as a result of a laboratory accident at the University of Birmingham Medical School. Parker worked as a medical photographer in the Anatomy Department, where she was accidentally exposed to a strain of smallpox virus that was grown in a research laboratory on the floor below. Her death led to the suicide of the then Head of the Microbio...

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