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exposed to “education” and were still non-compliant could still be depicted as “apathetic”. Similarly, the Ministry accepted that lower immunisation rates were a predictable and rational response to the decline of the disease. Moreover, interactions between authorities and the public showed that there were other costs and risks associated with immunisation that informed parents’ decisions about their children's health. Despite this subjective and vague notion of apathy, the Ministry of Health felt that it would undermine the immunisation programme

in Vaccinating Britain
The cultural construction of opposition to immunisation in India

bacteriologist Waldemar Haffkine was based in India from 1893, where he tested vaccines against cholera and plague. 8 Indians often reacted to vaccination with indifference or resistance. Some might have rejected it, because it was foreign and unknown or because it was seen as secular rival to the religiously inscribed practice of variolation. In such instances, vaccination might have served as ‘a site of conflict

in The politics of vaccination
Mary Warnock, embryos and moral expertise

conscientious doctor who had acted ‘within the professionally accepted limits of paediatric practice’.62 Arthur also received public support from Jonathan Glover, who wrote in the London Review of Books that ‘a verdict of guilty would have been a morally undeserved calamity’.63 Glover used the Arthur case to reiterate the main points of his 1977 book Causing Death and Saving Lives, exploring the moral implications of non-treatment and promoting the benefits of ‘applied ethics’. He stressed that deciding whether or not to treat disabled babies was ‘not simply a legal or

in The making of British bioethics
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risks and benefits of MMR through a new website called ‘MMR The Facts’. 113 Hosted on the nhs.uk domain, it used an interactive map feature to show how MMR was used safely across the world. Britain's place as a modern nation in a global public health network was an important selling point. According to NHS information, only less-developed and obscure nations did not trust MMR. The map also provided ample statistics on MMR usage in different countries, and how many cases statistical modelling estimated could be prevented if non-adopting nations were to use the vaccine

in Vaccinating Britain
Emergency nursing in the Indian Mutiny

diary of Lady Julia Inglis, considered the ‘burra-mem’ or first lady of Lucknow as she was married to the garrison commander, records that there were 220 women present on 16 August. That figure was recorded after two long months of siege and disease, and does not take into account the large number of Eurasian women present.6 In fact, at the beginning of the siege there were close to 3,000 non-military residents within the Lucknow perimeter (European, native Indian or Eurasian in origin) and 600 of these were women.7 Claudia Klaver has explored the explanation for such

in Colonial caring