Medicine: Postvaccinal Encephalitis

The American Medical Association last week notified the profession that a number of children, chiefly of school age, have developed brain infections shortly after smallpox vaccinations. The vaccinations may have affected the brains. But that is not certain. Risks of smallpox are infinitely greater than risks of such encephalitis. Vaccination must not be avoided.

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