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  • Title
    Papers regarding the National Anti-Vaccination League
  • Reference
    MS0497
  • Level of description
    fonds
  • Date
    c 1922-1928
  • Creator
  • Scope and Content
    The collection consists of the following papers: Arguments against vaccination, reprinted from the Malden News, November 1922 Sleepy sickness and vaccination: some astonishing facts, reprinted from the Evesham Journal, November 3rd 1928, published by the National Anti-Vaccination League Vaccination disasters! (undated), published by the National Anti-Vaccination League What you do when you vaccinate by F.P. Millard D.O., Toronto. (undated) published by the National Anti-Vaccination League Vaccination: warning to mothers (undated), published by the National Anti-Vaccination League To parents and guardians: how to avoid vaccination (undated), published by the National Anti-Vaccination League The lymph now used for vaccination (undated), published by the National Anti-Vaccination League Medical views on vaccination changing (undated), published by the National Anti-Vaccination League
  • Extent
    1 folder
  • Language
    English
  • System of arrangement
    As described in the Scope and Content
  • Conditions governing access
    Access to researchers by advance appointment with the Archivist
  • Conditions governing reproduction
    No photocopying permitted
  • Admin./ biographical history
    The National Anti-Vaccination League was founded in 1896 in Britain, it opposed compulsory vaccination, particularly for smallpox. It was part of a wider anti-vaccinationist movement, arguing that vaccination did more harm than good. In 1880 the movement was enlarged and reorganised by the formation of The London Society for the Abolition of Compulsory Vaccination. The movement grew and soon became national and it was decided in February 1896 to re-form the Society as "The National Anti-Vaccination League." Its objectives were defined as: The entire repeal of the Vaccination Acts; the disestablishment and disendowment of the practice of vaccination; and the abolition of all regulations in regard to vaccination as conditions, of employment in State Departments, or of admission to Educational, or other Institutions. In 1921 the following clause was added: and vindication of the legitimate freedom of the subject in matters of medical treatment. Not much is known about Mr J Turner (who collected these papers) other than he was against his daughter being vaccinated and fought against this happening.
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