Original publication date: 1920
Original Publisher: C.M. Higgins Subjects: Vaccination
Medical / Infectious Diseases
Medical / Epidemiology
Medical / Forensic Medicine
Medical / Immunology
Medical / Preventive Medicine
Medical / Public Health Notes: This is a black and white OCR reprint of the original. It has no illustrations and there may be typos or missing text.
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Excerpt: MEDICAL DOMINATION AND COMPULSION MOST DANGER- OUS POWER IN BODY POLITIC AND MUST BE SUPPRESSED The most dangerous power in the body politic of the past age was formed by the organized intolerant and oppressive Doctors of Divinity, who had a great State Church and political organization behind them through which they dominated and coerced the people and by which they were enabled legally to force upon them the horrible, but now obsolete, evil of compulsory religion, as well illustrated in some of our early New England Colonies and in many other places throughout the Old and New Worlds, during the past centuries. And s0, in a similar way, it is the Doctors of Medicine and the Medical Societies of one great dominating school or sect, the vaccine sect, which form the most dangerous power in the body politic to-day, and are almost wholly responsible for originating and forcing upon the people the barbarous evil of compulsory medicine and compulsory disease, in violation of the most fundamental, inherent, natural, and constitutional rights of the people. President Lincoln -- who was one of our greatest Americans- has told us that no man, however good, is fit to govern another man without the latter's consent, and I think it will be generally admitted, as a sound Democratic and American doctrine, that no one class or profession of men -- not even the great clerical or medical profession -...
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