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The cultural construction of opposition to immunisation in India

against believing that proper health could ‘be achieved through a bottle of medicine or a surgical operation’; it nevertheless strongly supported vaccination. 13 Noting that India had the highest incidence of smallpox among all countries featuring in League of Nations statistics, it declared vaccination to be ‘the quickest and the most effective means of controlling the disease’ and deemed it to be ‘essential that primary vaccination should be

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‘remove the stigma of pauperism’ from the hospital. 28 The Council's policy for admission at Southmead was explained in remarkably familiar terms: ‘the sick poor would have first claim upon the accommodation at Southmead, but any citizen would have the right to apply for a bed at the Hospital, subject to the condition of paying all or part of the cost, if able.’ The 1929 Local Government Act reinforced this system, making it ‘the duty of the

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Tuberculosis deliberated the subject. After thorough research, the Consultant and Technical Body of the BCG of the Ministry of Health and Welfare reported that all of the deceased babies had been breastfed and none had a family history of tuberculosis, and thus concluded that the deaths were due to the vaccine, adding that: ‘The magnitude of the disaster caused by the oral administered BCG in Mexico still needs to be clarified.’ 49 They pointed out that infant

in The politics of vaccination
The CDC’s mission to Cold War East Pakistan, 1958

journalists in the USA took to calling them ‘disease detectives’. 40 Further, Langmuir held that ‘intrinsic in the concept [of surveillance] is the regular dissemination of the basic data to all who have contributed and to all others who need to know’. 41 Not only must field epidemiologist share their data, they must also renounce credit for any success in favour of the agency that had summoned them; it was politic to give away

in The politics of vaccination

extraordinary talent for drawing. In addition, more popular books emerged on the subject such as Oliver Sacks’ An Anthropologist on Mars (1995), which also featured Stephen Wiltshire as one of the cases. Wiltshire has since received an MBE for services to the art world and is now an internationally renowned artist. 66 An article in the Guardian in 1995 described all these

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