This article discusses the controversy over inoculating people with smallpox, particularly the way religious leaders formed both sides of the debate.
"To Inoculate or Not to Inoculate?: The Debate and the Smallpox Epidemic of Boston in 1721,"
Constructing the Past:
1, Article 8.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.iwu.edu/constructing/vol1/iss1/8