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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ... pages of names could. be given of eminent physicians in France, England, Italy, Germany, Sweden afid in the United States who have strenuously protested against it. Said Sir Thomas Chambers in Parliament (in 1878). vaccination can "only be justifiable, not upon medical theo ries but upon a truth undeniable, universal in its operations, certain in its results, free from peril, and an absolute preventive." But alas! it rests on medical theories alone. The body or person of the citizen, so long as he commits no crime belongs to the individual, not to the State, and the State has no more right to prescribe medicine than religion The State may remove nuisances and protect the health of citizens by scientific processes, but it has no right to invade the healthy homes of upright citizens and compel corruption of blood which never fails to bring disease. Vaccination cannot be included under police power, even admitting itfi efficacy, which we do not, for the simple reason that no unvaccinated person can possibly endanger a protected pers0r1We must rest our case on logic and facts, not on medical hypothesis or any mere human authority. If we could hate a museum of medical fallacies and their physical results 1t would be a veritable chamber of horrors. The profession teach us to dread infection. and urge us to establish quarantines, and at the same time inject into 0nr bodies in a manner by stealth the very virus, as many de' clare, that we are taught so much to dread. Oh, consistencyl Vhere art thou? The four great epidemics of the middle ages were the sweating sickness, the black death, the plague and small-Pox Of these small-pox, which was to be stamped out by vaccination, alone remains. The others have given way to more

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  • English
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  • 1236801849
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