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Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, the wife of the English ambassador to Turkey, spent two years in Turkey in the early 1700's. During her stay she wrote many letters decribing the clothing and habits of Turkish women - including a form of innoculation against small pox. In the center, a European painter portrays her in Ottoman dress in 1718.

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Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, she travelled through the orient, and brought innoculation back to Britain. She disowned her son, who went one step further.

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Lady Montagu and the Introduction of Smallpox Inoculation to England | Muslim Heritage

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