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THE ORGAN OF THE LONDON SOCIETY FOR THE ABOLITION OF
HE WHO KNOWS ONLY HIS OWN SIDE OF THE CASE, KNOWS LITTLE OF THAT.-J. Strart Mill.
VOLUME THE THIRD.
114, Victoria Street,
· APRIL, 1881, to MARCH,
MARCH, 188 2.
114, VICTORIA STREET, WESTMINSTER; AND EDWARD W. ALLEN, 4, AVE MARIA LANE.
W. GIBSON WARD-The Nemesis of Vaccination
Correspondence with Dr. Easby...
XXXIV.-The National Vaccine Establishment 174
Thomas BAKER--The Ingenuousness of Official Reports 188
Sir Thomas CHAMBERS, M.P.-Judgment with Mercy... 55
“ Full and Exhaustive Inquiry”
HENRY PITMAN-Correspondence with J. G. Talbot, M.P.
J. ROBERTSON-A Problem in Vaccination Evidence 198
Immunity of Nurses and Doctors
PETER A. Taylor, M.P.-Manufactured Statistics
Questions in House of Commons
Fined Threepence !...
A Good Precedent at Norwich
IGNORANCE AND CRUELTY AT SALFORD
LETTER FROY FRANCE-A MOTHER'S EXPERIENCE
NATIONAL ANTI-COMPULSORY VACCINATION LEAGUE 120
Proposed Deputation to J. G. Dodson, M.P.
Hospital-all Vaccinated !-P. A. Taylor's Pamphlet
Nest-Rev. Samuel Haughton's Charge of Lunacy--
Romance-Inquiry of Epidemiological Society 131-133
Dr. W. B. Carpenter's Lecture--Compares Compulsory
Vaccination with Compulsory Education-Fallacy of
Professor F. W. Newman
London Society for the Abolition of Compulsory Vacci.
nation, Monthly Conference in Steinway Hall 212
NOTES OF THE MONTH.
and Vaccination-Vigilance Association-Vaccination
in Spectator, on Iceland, on Pock-marked Faces, and
on the Unvaccinated Residuum-Spectator declines to
permit Vaccination to be questioned-Edwin Chad.
wick on Hospitals-Dr. Collie in Defence of Large
Hospitals - Dr. Waller A. Lewis on Post - Office
Small-Pox-Francis Vacheron Birkenhead Small-
Pox-Annual Meeting of London Society
Dr. Buchanan's Memorandum-Vaccinated and Unvac-
cinated-Who are the Unvaccinated ?-Daily News
on Anti-Vaccinators--Sanitary Æsthetics--Äbsence
of Faith in the Vaccinated-Vaccination in Australia
---Fanaticism of Dr. Austin Flint
“Murder Leagues"-Dr. W. B. Carpenter's Extra-
ordinary Assertions Finance of Vaccination -
Demonstration at Leicester-Conditions of London
Small-Pox-Trade in Vaccination-Soldiers Syphilised
“A Disgrace to Humanity"-Pasteur in the Christian
World-Calf-Lymph at Ryde-Dog Vaccination-
Postmen and Henry Fawcett, M.P.-London Small-
Pox-Returns of Vaccination Prosecutions-Endow.
ment of Vaccination-Dr. Carpenter's Loose Memory
--Small-Pox in Malta
Booth, Amos, his prosecution...
Catechism, Dr. Garth Wilkinson's
Why awkward ?
MAY 24 1934
He who knows only his own side of the case, knows little of that.-J. STUART MILL.
The Vaccination Inquirer
And Health Reuieui.
Vol. III., No. 25.]
NOTES OF THE MONTH.
that their children are liable to be stripped for
examination with a view to their vaccination or The letters of Mr. Gibbs to Mr. Dodson and re-vaccination, they will have the sympathy of Dr. Spottiswoode are noteworthy. We saw with many in resisting measures with such odious some amazement last summer the President of accompaniments. the Royal Society dragged at the tail of the Medical Trades Unions to protest against the The speeches of Mr. Tebb, Dr. Collins, Dr. Government bill for limiting fines for non-vac Pearce, Dr. Haughton and others at the annual cination. " What concern,” we exclaimed, meeting of the Vigilance Association were thor.
can Dr. Spottiswoode have in that business!” | oughly appropriate. The Association is establishbut reflecting how anything in the sacred name ed “for the defence of personal rights and the of Vaccination is accounted justifiable, that amendment of the law;" and surely none will disspecial folly seemed of less significance. By and pute that compulsory vaccination has been the by came the President's own explanation, which initiation of that iniquitous legislation against we think is at fault as to matter-of-fact. It which the action of the Association is directed. would appear as if he took the initiative in The Contagious Diseases Act (Women) would consulting the Physicians and Surgeons. Was never have been passed had not the.course been it not the other way? and was there not a little made smooth for medical despotism by repeated hesitation in convincing the P.R.S. that “a enactments in favour of vaccination. We can scientific principle” was indeed at stake ? Dr. never too jealously resist inroads on personal Spottiswoode is discreet in declining to explain liberty. Every surrender is converted into a “the scientific principle" to Mr. Gibbs; and it precedent and an argument for more extensive is to be regretted that he did not display equal concessions. Thus it seems inconceivable to discretion when solicited to lend the prestige of many advocates of vaccination why the rite is the Royal Society to a questionable purpose. not enforced at all hazards on unbelievers, and
re-vaccination likewise. Their minds are so
demoralised by wrong already committed, that The attempt to subject children attending they have no sense of the deeper wrong proposed. Board Schools to examination for vaccination
Mr. Jacob Bright observed in kindly spirit, that should be firmly opposed. It is on a par with anti-vaccinators had their own societies and projects continually suggested, and occasionally
organs, and might leave the Association to the attempted, of house to house visitation for the
special work which the executive pursue with same purpose. Such espionage is without any
so much vigour. The observation was not withwarrant in law, and ought to be resented de
out good sense, but the Association will operate cisively. The Chelsea Guardians lately set the public vaccinator to inspect the children in the mind the scope of their programme and that
none the less efficiently if the members bear in Chelsea Schools, but he had not advanced far with anti-vaccinators they have a with his inquisition when it was stopped by enemy, who if defeated on the ground of comorder of the School Board. In taking this step, we trust the Board may be sustained by public Association an easier victory in their special
alsion in vaccination would leave to the opinion, for influential attempts will be made to
contention. reverse it. The progress of education is hampered in many ways, and sufficient odium is DR. B. W. RICHARDSON delivered an emphatic incurred by the persistency requisite to compel rebuke to the Vaccination Jingoes represented attendance at school; but if parents can allege 1 by Mr. Michael at the Sanitary Institute on 9th