Dr. Walter R. Hadwen, J.P. quotes
(M.D., M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P., L.S.A.)
Dr Hadwen  Smallpox quotes

"Sanitation did for Prussia what 35 years of compulsory vaccination was unable to accomplish. At the present time in Prussia small-pox is almost extinct. (Cheers.) It is not that people ‘are being vaccinated more; they are vaccinated less."----Dr Hadwen MD  (The Case Against Vaccination ---an address at Gloucester on  Saturday, January 25th, 1896, during the Gloucester Smallpox Epidemic)

"Did ever you hear, in all the experience of the whole medical profession since the days of Hippocrates, such a marvellous combination of exceptions and rarities gathered together in one little body, all so carefully arranged by Providence for the special purpose of convicting a heterodox medical practitioner of manslaughter? (Laughter.)......I once believed in Jenner; I once believed in Pasteur. I believed in vaccination. I believed in vivisection. But I changed my views as the result of hard thinking.............Why is it that medical men for the most part follow the fashion of the day? Is it that they dare not think?........Are they like Sidney Smith ‘s old lady who said she never read the other side of a subject in case she might be prejudiced? A man is eminent as long as he is orthodox. When he begins to think for himself he becomes a crank.         It is the great commercial manufacturing firms who are providing the brains for the medical man of to-day."---Dr Hadwen 1925

"By the Act of 1840 anyone who gave another small-pox was liable to a month’s imprisonment; by the Act of 1853 if you don’t give another small-pox—which is what cow-pox is supposed to be—you are liable to a fine of 1 and costs. So that between the two things, as Mr. Alfred Milnes has said, "a man is about as happy as a Jew in Russia.’’ (Laughter.)"--- Dr Hadwen MD

"Since the passing of the Act in 1853 we have had no less than three distinct epidemics. In 1857-9 we had more than 14,000 deaths from smallpox; in the 1863-5 epidemic the deaths had increased to 20,000; and in 1871-2 they totalled up to the tune of 44,800."------Dr Hadwen MD  (The Case Against Vaccination ---an address at Gloucester on  Saturday, January 25th, 1896, during the Gloucester Smallpox Epidemic)

"I once believed in Jenner; I once believed in Pasteur. I believed in vaccination. I believed in vivisection. But I changed my views as the result of hard thinking. I belong to the new fashion and not to the old, antiquated fashion of my medical opponents."--Dr Hadwen MD

"It is the great commercial manufacturing firms who are providing the brains for the medical man of to-day."---Dr Hadwen 1925

It is a mere superstitious creed, and needs no professional knowledge to grasp it.

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