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Smallpox Inoculation Debate of 1721

If you remember Cotton Mather from history class, you probably know him as the villain behind the 1692 witchcraft trials in Salem, Massachusetts. In fact, Mather also deserves credit as one of early America’s most prolific intellectuals and as the … Continue reading

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Five Anti-Vaccination Myths Exposed

Almost all substances are toxic under the right conditions. “Sola dosis facit venenum (only dose makes the poison).” -Paracelsus, the father of modern toxicology As a Medical Officer in the U.S. Army I had the opportunity to oversee the vaccination … Continue reading

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