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Cincinnati, Dec. 9, 1906.
To the Editor:
—I desire to call your attention to the outburst of pent-up enthusiasm of the editor of the periodical (bound in butcher's wrapping paper) called the Philistine, or foolistine, of December, 1906. This gentleman, who is also a manufacturer of expensive furniture, endeavors to pull down the barriers which have stood for a century in support of vaccination. His article, while very weak, is cleverly written and, of course, will be hailed by many as a just attack, just as the followers of poor Dowie embraced his wonderful teachings, until their funds gave out.The editor of the Philistine makes this statement: "Vaccination has got to go along with black cat salve for itch and sheep nanny tea for mumps." What a brilliant comparison. Does he really believe this? No, we shall not feel alarmed about this wonderful man who explodes "every little while."
Herman WC. The "Philistine" on Vaccination.. JAMA. 1906;XLVII(26):2171. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.02520260041014