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August 17, 1907


JAMA. 1907;XLIX(7):608. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.02530070078015

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There is some material in a recent bulletin of the Department of Health of the City of Chicago which we commend to the antivaccinationists. With regard to smallpox conditions in Chicago during the preceding week the bulletin for July 20, 1907, says: "Four cases of smallpox were sent to the Isolation Hospital during the week of July 13. One patient was an unvaccinated sister of a woman sent to the hospital a week previous. Another was an unvaccinated man from Indianapolis, who saw a case 'just like his' on the car on which he was traveling just two weeks before the eruption appeared on his face. Another is an unvaccinated man from La Grange, Ill., where he wandered about for ten days after he was attacked with the disease." Many and various reflections with regard to the vaccination delusion and the effects of compulsory vaccination may be made on this

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