THE RESULTS OF VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS IN VARIOUS COUNTRIES
The Imperial Board of Health of the German Empire gives the frequency of smallpox in various European countries between 1893 and 1897, inclusive, a period of five years.The countries which during this period have the most stringent vaccination laws suffer the least smallpox, namely, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Norway.In well-vaccinated Germany, but one person a year in every million of population died of smallpox.In England and Wales, where vaccination is generally but not universally practiced, 20 persons per million died of smallpox each year.Thorough vaccination has practically banished smallpox from the huge German army. Kühler12 says:On only two occasions since the year 1874 (in 1884-85 and in 1889) has a death from smallpox occurred in the Prussian Army, and the first of these was in the person of a reservist who seven
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