"Letters From Looney" features Looney Lobster traveling to 1700s Boston.

Smallpox was a dreaded disease during colonial times. The coughing, fever, and pus-filled sores reveal the dangers of the sickness.

While Looney was visiting, there was a smallpox outbreak from the Seahawk, an incoming ship.

How was Looney affected?

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Last modified: September 19, 2005 1999 Marjorie Duby - Inquiry Unlimited