In a paper entitled Smallpox--Its Differential Diagnosis, by Archibald L. Honey, M. D., read before the Northwest Branch Chicago Medical society and published in the Illinois Medical Journal, June, 1923, the following words are found:

"In examining a case of suspected smallpox, close observation is of the utmost importance. If the patient shows evidence of a typical vaccination scar of comparatively recent date, variola may be almost absolutely ruled out."

In Osler's "Modern Medicine," (Vol. I, page 853), William T. Councilman, M. D., referring to the differential diagnosis of chickenpox and smallpox gives as the first differential point, "THE VACCINAL CONDITION OF THE PATIENT."

Health Boards, working in cooperation with the makers of vaccine, stage frequent fake smallpox-scares to frighten people into being vaccinated. Numbers of these panics for profit have been exposed within recent years.

The assertions that vaccination prevents smallpox and that it is harmless will be discussed under the disease, Vaccinia.

The vaccination of infants is a more serious thing than the vaccination of older children or adults. For instance the London Lancet, Jan. 29, 1927 (P. 239), said editorially:

"It is a mistake to suppose that all the opposition (to infant vaccination) Is due to lack of imagination or crankiness.

"Vaccination at the age of six months inflicts an infectious disease on the child at a time when its digestive mechanism is being rapidly modified, and many reasonable people, although convinced that vaccination will prevent smallpox, think that the advantages of immunity do not outweigh the disadvantages of its production.

"There is enough sense in the opinion ### to make universal and full vaccination of infants (as theoretically enforced by Parliment) impracticable at the present time."

CARE OF THE PATIENT: The care of a patient with smallpox is simplicity itself. So long as there is fever, nothing but water should be allowed to pass the patient's mouth. After the temperature is normal, while the eruption is still present, if there is hunger, oranges or grapefruit or fresh, raw pineapple may be given.

The disease is as contagious as ingrowing toenails, and every case must be quarantined. Fear of the disease must be kept up in the public, for it is only thus that the present farce can go on.

Place the patient in a well-lighted, well ventilated room. Make him comfortable, see that his feet are warm and then let him rest. His body should be sponged twice daily with luke-warm or slightly cool water for cleanliness.

Itching will be slight if proper care is instituted at once. Scratching must be discouraged.

Give the patient all the water to drink that is desired. But there is no good to be derived from forced water drinking.

If the patient sleeps but little do not be disturbed over this.

Cared for as above, few cases will ever pit. The subsequent health will be much better than the prior state. Dr. Claunch declares smallpox to be almost a cure-all.

CONVALESENCE: If the patient is properly cared for during this illness, convalesence will be a joy. There will be no dangers. Under proper care there are no complication and squelae. There is no danger of a relapse

The diet should be fruit for breakfast, fruit for noon and a large raw vegetable salad and a cooked non-starchy vegetable in the evening. After the first week this may be changed to fruit for breakfast, a salad and cooked non-starchy vegetable and a starch at noon, and a salad, two cooked non-starchy vegetables and a protein in the evening.