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November 29, 1902


JAMA. 1902;XXXIX(22):1388-1390. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.52480480030001g

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The discussion which followed this address at the Saratoga meeting was, by an error, omitted last week (The Journal, November 22, p. 1291). It is as follows:

DISCUSSION.  Dr. M. B. Hartzell, Philadelphia—This subject is one which has been very much neglected. There is no doubt that eruptions of various kinds may follow vaccination, some of them at times serious, perhaps even dangerous to life. I think it would be worth while for those interested in diseases of the skin to study this subject carefully. The whole subject is in a good deal of confusion, and I regret to say that many physicians, as well as the laity, are inclined to regard vaccination as responsible for all sorts of things. Personally, it has seemed to me unscientific that vaccination should be regarded as a cure for anything or a preventive of anything but variola, yet the layman is convinced that

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