Vaccination Inquirer Volume 5
April 1883 to March 1884
[The Vaccination Inquirer was the organ of the The National Anti-Vaccination League.]
1883 Statistical deception by WHITAKER'S ALMANAC
HUMAN AND Bovine Tuberculosis p114
VACCINATION OF IMMIGRANTSA SAD CASE p114
VACCINATION OF IMMIGRANTS p112-114
From DRS GEORGE AND F. E. HOGGAN
Medical Men and Vaccination-- Dr. Allinson
FROM PROFESSOR F.W NEWMAN.
From Dr. W. J. COLLINS.
FROM Dr. GARTH WILKINSON
OUTBREAK OF SMALLPOX AT BOURNE BRIDGE & CONDITION OF CAPETOWN.
Deaths from Erysipelas 1859-1880
Example of death (1865)
Vaccine Disaster Record (1855--1880)
VACCINATION BE RIGUEUR. Dr. Whitefoord writes:—" I was called to see an
infant on September 18, aged twelve weeks, the son of Mrs. Darling, of 222,
Euston-road, who had been vaccinated six days previously. The mother stated that
she received two threatening notices to enforce the vaccination of her child,
and, although delicate, the operation was performed. Subsequently the child
refused food, wasted, and died on the seventeenth day. The vaccinated arm, well
hacked in four places, wasted more than the other arm.
At the time of vaccination the mother was informed that the lymph from which her infant was vaccinated was only four times removed from the calf. This assurance, however, ill-compensated the mother for the loss of her child." Dr. Whitefoord refused to certify the cause of the child's death without an inquest, holding that the death was due to acute meningitis caused by vaccination, performed at the Government Vaccine Station, Tottenham Court-road. The coroner, however, refused to hold an inquest, and the child was buried under what is called a " coroner's order" — a convenient way of shielding vaccination from reproach ! Dr. Lankester resorted to the same tactics in the case of Moyes's child, also killed by vaccination at Kensal Green in 1872. (p.149)
VACCINATION DE RIGUEUR. 117, Albany-street, Regent's Park, October 22,1883.
Sir,—Respecting the death of Mrs. Darling's infant, vaccinated on Sept. 12, and dying on Sept. 19, you say, " Dr. Whitefoord refused to certify the cause of the child's death without an inquest." Kindly allow me to state that in my communication to the Coroner for Central Middlesex, I only said that I was "unable to certify." It was therefore a matter of surprise to receive a letter from the Coroner's clerk, suggesting that I should certify to death "as from Diarrhoea." I did not take the liberty of suggesting to the Coroner that I considered it his duty to hold an inquest; and I cannot see that it was any part of the Coroner's duty to suggest that I should give a fanciful return to the Registrar. There was no doubt whatever in my mind that the infant Darling died of Acute Meningitis set up by vaccination.
From my experience in Central Middlesex I do not think the abuses of vaccination will be submitted to the light of truth in the Coroner's Court. The modus operandi in vaccination inquiries seems to be the selection of some medical witness who, after making a post-mortem examination, will unblushingly ascribe death to starvation, sunstroke, or any cause foreign to the case. Better far, I think, to bury under a Coroner's order, leaving the facts untouched.—Yours truly, C. E. WHITEFOORD. [1883-1884 Book] Vaccination Inquirer Volume 5 April 1883 to March 1884 p.209