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A Competent and Energetic Officer

in The Vaccination Controversy: The Rise, Reign and Fall of Compulsory Vaccination for Smallpox

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310867
eISBN:
9781846314216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846314216.009
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on the medical profession's push for compulsory vaccination. In July 1849 they inaugurated the Epidemiological Society of London. Numerous committees were set up, including the ... More


Formidable Men

in The Vaccination Controversy: The Rise, Reign and Fall of Compulsory Vaccination for Smallpox

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310867
eISBN:
9781846314216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846314216.010
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter considers the challenges faced by John Simon in implementing compulsory vaccination. It suggests that Simon ‘admitted the faults of the Vaccination Papers’ and that he was not ‘aware of ... More


The Three Bashaws

in The Vaccination Controversy: The Rise, Reign and Fall of Compulsory Vaccination for Smallpox

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310867
eISBN:
9781846314216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846314216.008
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter begins with a discussion of the Poor Law Amendment Act of 1834, more popularly known as the New Poor Law. It then considers the impact of the 1840 bill, ‘An Act to Extend the Practice of ... More


Crotchety People

in The Vaccination Controversy: The Rise, Reign and Fall of Compulsory Vaccination for Smallpox

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310867
eISBN:
9781846314216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846314216.013
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on the debates surrounding compulsory vaccination. In 1871 a select committee of the Commons was set up ‘to enquire into the operation of the [Vaccination] Act and report whether ... More


A Loathsome Virus

in The Vaccination Controversy: The Rise, Reign and Fall of Compulsory Vaccination for Smallpox

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310867
eISBN:
9781846314216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846314216.014
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

After a slow beginning, opposition to compulsion had gathered momentum by 1875, coming into prominence first in the north of England, chiefly in Manchester and Leeds. This chapter focuses on two ... More


Ten Shillings or Seven Days

in The Vaccination Controversy: The Rise, Reign and Fall of Compulsory Vaccination for Smallpox

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310867
eISBN:
9781846314216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846314216.016
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses the efforts to enforce the law on compulsory vaccination. Changes in legislation resulted in increased prosecutions in England and Wales which were sometimes so brutal that ... More


Toties Quoties

in The Vaccination Controversy: The Rise, Reign and Fall of Compulsory Vaccination for Smallpox

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310867
eISBN:
9781846314216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846314216.012
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on the law on compulsory vaccination, specifically the interpretation of the phrase ‘at any time’. In January 1864 William Stafford, a shoemaker living in Margate, had in the ... More


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