Medicine: First in Smallpox

Statistics just made available by the American Association for Medical Progress credit the U. S. in 1924 with a greater number of cases of smallpox than any other country. Our total was 55,538 as against 46,374 for British India and 24,067 for European Russia. The Journal of the American Medical Association places part of the responsibility on the pernicious influence of such periodicals as

Macfadden's Physical Culture, which constantly preaches the doctrine of antivaccination.

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