Review of Reviews,  18 (1898), 219–29.

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Vaccination, Government, Ethics, Politics

    Records that the 'House of Lords plucked up heart of grace in order to make a last stand for the principle of compulsory vaccination', although the 'system of enforced vaccination [...] has ended in making vaccination so unpopular that, to give the doctors a chance of inoculating the population against small-pox, it has been necessary to abolish compulsion wherever parents plead conscientious objection', and the lords have now grudgingly accepted the bill, and its conscience clause, after a second reading (228–29).

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