Historical narrative of the 1803 Balmis philanthropic expedition (Francisco Xavier Balmis, 1759-1819 medical surgeon at the court of Carlos IV, and Galician nurse Isabel Zendal Gómez, b. 1773) to take Smallpox vaccine to America in spite of commercial and political opposition and intrigues. Written by
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The ship shot in the movie is the Russian frigate Shtandart, replica of the man-of-war built by Peter the Great in 1703 in Saint Petersburg. Modern Shtandart was built in 1999 and is a fully-functional training tall ship. See more