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December 12, 1885

LETTER FROM LONDON

JAMA. 1885;V(24):669-670. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02391230025010

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Abstract

Value of Vaccination—A New Ventilator— Pasteur's Work in Hydrophobia—Tauro-cholate of Soda in Gouty Obesity and Dyspepsia—Presentation of the Albert Medalto Dr. C. Thompson—Death of Dr. Pirie.

Dr. Gayton, Medical Superintendent of the North-Western Hospital, and formerly Superintendent of the Homerton Small-pox Hospital, the Hospital Ships "Atlas" and " Endymion," and the Darenth Small-pox Camp, has probably had a wider experience in small-pox than any living authority. His opinion, therefore, upon the value of vaccination is of the highest importance, and the analysis which he has just published, of 10,403 cases of small-pox which have come under his observation, is the largest collection of cases that can be referred to, with the exception of those prepared by the late Dr. Mareon, of the Highgate Small-pox Hospital. In the first place, it lays down that a person who has been properly vaccinated, and re-vaccinated, is absolutely safe. Of males vaccinated

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