This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables.
Investigation of Smallpox Vaccination
A commission of recognized experts (hygienists, neurologists and pediatricians), appointed by the federal bureau of health, subjected to a scrutiny the published accounts of disorders of the nervous system alleged to have developed in connection with vaccination against smallpox. The commission has issued a report on the results of its investigations. While no claim can be made that the conclusions of the commission are absolutely accurate, they have a certain value. The report covers a total of 102 cases, which are all described as to their main features. As disorders of the nervous system following vaccination against smallpox, seventy-seven cases (twenty-five with a fatal issue) are described as occurring in persons vaccinated for the first time and four cases (all with a fatal issue) as developing in revaccinated persons. In two cases the commission was unable to reach an agreement; nine cases were rejected for various
BERLIN. JAMA. 1931;97(22):1639–1640. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02730220061024
Customize your JAMA Network experience by selecting one or more topics from the list below.
Create a personal account or sign in to: