In a rare move, the New England Journal of Medicine released six fascinating articles about smallpox today from an issue that isn’t to be printed for more than a month. Most interestingly, there’s an article modeling the best vaccination model (health care workers first, but the public only if there’s a valid threat of an outbreak or biowarfare), an unsurprising study demonstrating a need for better public education about smallpox, and a great retrospective by Thomas Mack looking at the time he spent studying the spread of the disease in Pakistan. Print the articles and put ‘em into a folder alongside those from the Journal’s April 2002 series, and you’ve got yourself a pretty comprehensive review of smallpox.