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It's hard for a girl to have any respect While John was thinking, Mary's little for a man who kisses her hand when she voice piped, “A queen." has a pair of lips waiting.–New York "No, no, no, children,” said the disPress.

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some other country. I said, 'Who is at the The village pastor was visiting the little head of our own country ?!". private school where his young son was

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COMPLAISANCE. different rulers of the various nations. Little Alice: Don't you think, do, orto This seemed to be a good time for a re- I look just like my mamma? view.

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No. 11.


mediately entered upon the practice of medicine in Doylestown, Ohio. Here he remained for four years, giving to the

Born in Danbury, N.Y., Sept. 21, 1853. Died in Canton,

Ohio, Oct. 7, 1902.
Doctor House was born and bred in the
country and the rugged life and hard
work of his early years developed a power-
ful frame and great physical strength, as
well as a directness of mind and resolute
will which carried him over many serious
obstacles in his struggle for an education.
Like so many of our most successful men,
the office of teacher in a country school
formed the basis of the preliminary train-
ing for his professional career and much of
his success can be traced to the knowledge
of human nature and homely living gained
in the school room and in boarding
round” in his district.

In college his cheerful disposition and jolly songs and stories made him a general favorite. His opportunities for entering into the social life of the school were limited, however, for he was completing the medical course in two years and most of his time was spent in the little room where he boarded himself and studied. His teachers honored and respected him and watched his progress with interest. He graduated with honor in 1882, and im

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was so large a factor in his professional sure to be pregnant with valuable and success.

practical information. He was not only In 1886, after his marriage to Ada Byron the family physician but the family Armstrong, of Doylestown, he removed to friend and adviser. His ministrations to Canton, Ohio. Here a serious illness, the the “mind diseased” were as successful as foundation for which had been laid in his his treatment of the suffering body. arduous country practice, made the more In spite of the almost incessant dedifficult the struggle for professional recog- mands upon his time, he was strenuous in nition in a community hostile to the home- his endeavor to keep pace with the rapid opathic school. Homeopathy had never progress of his profession. Ambition to been aggressively represented in Canton achieve greater things was ever active and and little attention was at first paid the at the time of his death he had matured new doctor, but when with returning plans for and was actively engaged in prephealth success began to favor him, he was aration for a wider sphere of usefulness. subjectod to the usual harassments and Cut off in his prime, with his chiefest ridicule. He resolutely ignored these petty work undone, we can but feel that his life professional annoyances and applied him- was all too short; but measured by his self so strenuously to winning success that achievements, by his place in the hearts his sign “Homeopathic Physician” soon of the people, by the good deeds and noble became the star of promise for the sick sacrifices which were his, his life was full throughout the county. His ability was and well done."— Vale.-A. B. S. soon recognized by his brother practitioners, and his advice as consultant was WHAT CONSTITUTES SUCCESSFUL tagerly sought. True to his liberal spirit

VACCINATION? he was generous with all his colleagues, In another column we publish a letter both with applause and service, and re- from one of our alumni in which he makes membering his own early struggles, he be- some startling stateinents regarding the came the friend and helper of all young efficacy of recent vaccination in the prepractitioners, regardless of affiliation. vention of smallpox. We do not wish to

He was a prominent member of the throw any discredit upon his record of Eastern Ohio Homeopathic Society, these cases, but inasmuch as his experience of the Ohio State Homeopathic Society has been so much at variance with that of and of the American Institute of Home- others who have had extensive opportuni. opathy, as well as a member of the Board ties of observation we feel that his stateof Censors and president of the Alumni ments should not go without some comAssociation of the Cleveland Homeopathic ment. Medical College.

We believe that a great many of the He was also prominent in the public and ideas held by anti-vaccinationists regardsocial life of his city, where his genial ing the non-efficacy of vaccination are smile and pleasant addross won for him based upon a false conception of what conthe friendship of every one. His interest stitutes a successful vaccination. There is in young men drew from him much time no doubt but that a large proportion of and thought in endeavors to better their cases supposed to be successfully vaccicondition and he was for many years nated have only had the sores from the trustee of the Young Men's Christian Asso- scarifications and are still susceptible to ciation and at the time of his death its smallpox. A most convincing article upon honored president.

this subject was read by Spalding, General He was the ideal type of the general Medical Inspector Department of Health, practitioner. Fertile in expedients, his Chicago, at the last meeting of the Ameripapers before the various societies of which can Medical Association. He says: he was an enthusiastic member were al- "There are doctors, and good ones, too, ways heralded with interest, and were who have had so little experience with

vaccination that they do not know what tion. That is, vaccinia can be induced at constitutes a successful vaccination. I least once in every person. I have known visited a neighboring town where a reputa- eight, ten, and in one instance - in the ble physician of unquestioned ability told practice of the late Dr. Garrott of the Chime he had a case of what he believed to be cago Health Department - thirteen atsmallpox in a child he had vaccinated six tempts to be made before a successful reweeks previous with a typical result. With sult was attained. Had Dr. Garrott stopped the doctor I visited the child, found small- at the twelfth attempt the child would pox present, but absolutely no evidence of have been considered insusceptible. It is vaccination. There had been a scarification mischievous and untrue to teach that there --too deep and too large-a black scab and is such a thing as insusceptibility to vaca sore, but no vesicle, no febrile re-action cinia. and no scar. Had not someone who “In some persons one vaccination will knows a vaccination seen this child the protect for a life-time, but in many cases story would have been published to the the protective influence will be partly lost world that a child had smallpox who had in from five to thirty years. It will probeen vaccinated six weeks before the at tect against death from smallpox long after tack-a circumstance that never occurred it has ceased to protect from small pox. It and nerer will occur. Within a year there is not claimed now that one vaccination have been cases of smallpox reported by gives immunity from small pox for life, doctors as having occurred in persons after though it often does. In most persons two a recent vaccination. I am perfectly vaccinations are all that will take, once in satisfied in my own mind that such cases childhood and once in later life. Py exare either chicken-pox, mistaken for small- perience it has been found that there are pox, or more frequently the supposed post comparatively few people in whom vaccivaccinal victims are not vaccinated at all, nation will take more than twice in the but have sore scarifications which are mis course of a lifetime.” taken for and put down as vaccinations.” He believes, and his belief is based upon

Spalding also calls attention to another careful investigation since 1893, that "vacfruitful source of error made in the consi- cination is more certainly protective deration of this question, viz.: the record

against smallpox than the figures of most aga

of the records we get will warrant. The ing as vaccinated those persons who were

fault of most of these records is that they vaccinated after exposure to smallpox. are based on the statement of the patient The cases referred to in the letter of Dr. that he has been vaccinated. An examiSimson would come under this head. nation of the arm will disprove this stateUnder such conditions Spalding says that

ment in a majority of instances. The rec

ords are often made by a nurse who acone will never get a typical vaccination

cepts the patient's word as fact. Anyone scar and that it is perpetuating the old who has had experience with smallpox errors of the anti-vaccinationists to classify knows how unreliable the patient's them as successful vaccinations.

ments are. Ask a hundred patients if

they are vaccinated and nearly every one A successful vaccination, according to

will say yes. Examine their arms and tell the above author, may be known by "the them you see no mark, and they will reply presence of vesiculation, umbilication, pus that they were vaccinated but that it did tulation, mild and limited inflammatory not take. Of course, this is no vaccination area with febrile reaction. In about twenty

at all. To most persons a vaccination and

an attempt at vaccination is the same days from the beginning of the vesicle the thing. People say they have been vacciresulting scab comes off. This leaves a nated whether the operation is successful characteristic scar unlike that produced by or not. Had we not examined the arms of any other agency. This refers to a typical

vpical the 591 cases of smallpox in the Chicago

Isolation Hospital, but taken the word of result only. We must look with suspicion

the patient for the vaccinal status, more on any vaccination lacking these charac than half of them would have been reteristics."

corded as vaccinated." Regarding the susceptibility of persons He says: "I do not hesitate to say that to vaccination and the permanency of pro

vaccination repeated till the susceptibility

to vaccine is exhausted is an absolute protection resulting from successful vaccina

tection against smallpox. This is the protion, the above author says:

tection given the employes in the Chicago "No person is insusceptible to vaccina- Health Department while they are hand

ling and nursing the sick and burying the the experience of these students as proof dead from smallpox, and in no instance that vaccination with revaccination gives has any of these thus employed contracted absolute protection from smallpox. I never smallpox. This is the protection given the saw nor heard of the vaccinated members 3,200 policemen of Chicago, who, next to of a family having smallpox while the unthe employes in the health department, vaccinated members of a family escaped are the most exposed to smallpox of any the disease. Scores of times I have sent class in the city. No case of smallpox has all the unvaccinated members of a family occurred among the policemen of Chicago to the hospital sick with smallpox while in the ten years I have been in the health all other members of the same family who department. Vaccination on entering the were vaccinated escaped the disease. This school, and again seven years later, is the is not an uncommon occurrence. I never protection from smallpox given the 265,000 have seen a case of smallpox in a person school children of Chicago, and in ten who has had a typical vaccination within years but seven cases of smallpox have oc- nine years, though I am aware that it curred among the school children, and all sometimes occurs." of these children were in school with a false certificate of vaccination. In one instance We do not see how such statements as last year a child in school with a false cer- these can be cast aside as worthless. Vactificate attended school two weeks while

cination does protect from smallpox and he had a mild form of smallpox and but one child in the school took the disease,

the dangers from it are nil. While no offiand this child also was in school with a cial report has yet been made regarding false certificate. No vaccinated school child the cases which have occurred in Clevein the Chicago schools has had smallpox land during the past summer, yet it is during the last ten years, though Chicago

stated by those conversant with the facts suffered a severe epidemic of smallpox in 1894 and 1895, and has had a mild, almost

that none of the cases have showed a typicontinuous epidemic of the disease for the cal vaccination scar. During the past past three years. During the last two ninety days there have been in this city years more than 600 medical students have more than 200,000 vaccinations and withbeen permitted to enter the Chicago Isolation Hospital for the purpose of studying

out a single bad result to life or limb. One smallpox at the bedside, where they were

case of tetanus resulted in a vaccinated thoroughly exposed to the disease in all person, but the history of the case showed forms and stages. Not one of these stu that the boy was perfectly well until he dents contracted the disease. Before per

went in bathing and afterwards rolled and mitted to enter the hospital each student was required to have a vaccination, and if

played in the sand, tearing off the scab and

plas the vaccination was more than a few exposing the ulcerated area to tetanic inmonths old, three revaccinations. I offer fection from the soil.

Original Articles.

THE VALUE OF VACCINATION IN PRE- address so notable a gathering as that VENTING AND SUPPRESSING

which is present this evening. The old · SMALLPOX.*

proverb, “One touch of nature makes the By Dr. Peter Brice, Ex-President of the American whole world kin,” is amply illustrated by Public Health Association and President of the

the fact that, associated with the profesProvincial Board of Health, Dominion of Canada.

sion whose duty it is especially to care for Mr. President and Gentlemen:

the health and welfare of the people, are I accept as an honor to the great Ameri. representatives of the most important comcan Public Health Association and to the mercial and business interests of the great Committee on Vaccination, of which I am manufacturing city of Cleveland. It is chairman, the invitation extended to me to difficult for us to imagine that in the very

Read at the September meeting of the year 1796 in which Dr. Edward Jenner Cleveland Homeopathic Medical Society. performed his crucial experiment in vac

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