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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


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


Death By Non-Vaccination

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/UPO9781846314216.017
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on non-vaccination-related deaths, and considers the decision of coroners to hold inquests on unvaccinated children. It discusses the failure of public vaccinators to comply with ... More


A Genuine Conscientious Objection

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/UPO9781846314216.019
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses the activities of the anti-vaccination movement. The leading anti-vaccinationists demanded the total repeal of the compulsory clauses of the Acts, in order to stimulate public ... 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


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


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


A Cruel and Degrading Imposture

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/UPO9781846314216.015
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter describes two prominent opponents of vaccination who were also members of the medical profession. The first is Edgar Crookshank, Professor of Comparative Pathology and Bacteriology and ... More


The Great Pox

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/UPO9781846314216.018
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter considers the threat of contracting the Great Pox, or syphilis, from vaccination. The introduction in 1853 of compulsion focused attention on the source of the ‘vaccine disease’. While ... More


Bioethics in the Age of New Media

Joanna Zylinska

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262240567
eISBN:
9780262255141
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262240567.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Bioethical dilemmas, including those over genetic screening, compulsory vaccination, and abortion, have been the subject of ongoing debates in the media, and among the public, professionals, and ... More


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