Sunday, September 25, 2011

Jefferson+Vaccine=Win; Dr. Oz Does Not

1) The best take-down of Dr. Oz yet comes, not surprisingly, from the future Doctor ERV. You always know it's going to be good when she files the article under her category of "douchebaggery".

2) "Among his many achievements, which included writing the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson was a pioneer of smallpox prevention. He was a proponent of smallpox inoculation. As a young lawyer he acted on behalf of doctors who were persecuted for performing inoculations, including one physician whose house was burned to the ground by a mob during an anti-inoculation riot." Article at The Nation. Also discusses Washington's decision to inoculate troops during the revolution, fighting British regulars who'd probably already been exposed in Britain or elsewhere in the Empire.

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