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September 19, 1942


JAMA. 1942;120(3):207. doi:10.1001/jama.1942.02830380039014

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The National Serological Society at Davenport, Iowa, has mailed to the chiropractors of the country a letter dated September 3 suggesting that the recipient order so many hundred or so many thousand copies of a four page antivaccinationist pamphlet. The letter contains the following irrelevant statements:

We have records from the Surgeon General showing that syphilis in compulsory vaccination states is thirty times more prevalent than in states where compulsory vaccination is prohibited by law! Hughes' practice of medicine 14th edition page 184 lists syphilis as one of the complications caused by smallpox vaccination.

The secretary of a state board of health writes that the pamphlet is being circulated among superintendents of schools in which that board of health is promoting a campaign for immunization.

The letter and the pamphlet indicate that the president of this organization is Cash Asher. Asher is the author of a tirade against the editor

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