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The beginnings of the anti-vaccination movement.

posted Apr 12, 2011, 2:23 AM by Historia Medicinae Editor   [ updated Feb 14, 2015, 8:44 AM ]
In a new article by Joseph Fitchett and David Heymann, the 19th century anti-smallpox vaccination movement in Britain is explored.  The authors show vividly the principles behind anti-vaccination societies through the use of primary documents and illustrated by marginalia deriding Edward Jenner's work.  In a modern time in which anti-vaccination movements are just as prominent, it is important to understand how current movements differed from these early movements in England.  Read more in the article here