SMALLPOX

Terror of the unenlightened! Nightmare of the Health Boards! God of the vaccine manufacturers! What crimes have been committed in thy name! What lies been told about thee!

Sydenham, the English Hippocrates, who saw more of the old, virulent variola vera than all the now living physicians in this country together have seen, said:

"As it is palpable to all the world how fatal small-pox proves to many of all ages, so it is clear to me from all the observations that I can possibly make, that if no mischief be done, either by physician or nurse, it is the most safe and slight of all diseases." --The works of Sydenham; the Sydenham Society Edition.

Sydenham differentiated smallpox from measles and introduced a saner method of treating smallpox than the one in vogue before his time, thereby reducing the case rate by more than one half and the death rate by more than 75 per cent. Smallpox is safe and slight and beneficial. Cast away your superstitious fears of this so-called disease.

The eruptive diseases all represent eliminative efforts through the skin. Abundant proof of this has been given in my "Human life, It's philosophy and Laws." A little orthodox testimony about one of these conditions, however may be appropriate here. sir Wm. Osler, says, "If survived, an infection, such as confluent smallpox, seems to benefit the general health." Sir Wm. Broadbent declares, "smallpox has been known to eradicate consumption." In the Lancet, London, Jan. 10, 1925, Dr. R. W. Jameson calls attention to the discharged smallpox cases "obviously benefitted by their stay in the country hospital," whilst, "the so-called protected children are little bundles of misery with bad vaccination arms." The benefits derived from such a cleansing are also seen following measles, scarlet fever, chicken-pox, etc. All are similar in character.

Convulsive paroxysms, proving them to be due to poisoning, frequently precede the eruptive stages of small-pox, scarlet fever, measles, erysipelas, etc. These cease when the eruption comes out, proving the eruption to be an eliminating measure.

Smallpox, along with measles, scarlet fever etc., is commonly referred to in medical works as "disease of unknown origin." It is assumed to be due to germs, but the supposed causative germs have never been found.

SYMPTOMS: The disease begins with a chill, or in children, often with a convulsion. This is followed by intense pain in the back and limbs and vomiting. The' temperature rises rapidly to 104 or more, the pulse is rapid and a restless delirium is quite common. A transitory rash, similar to that of measles or scarlet fever, may next appear. On the fourth day the true smallpox rash develops. Bright red spots (macules) appear in the wrist and forehead, and in a few hours on the face, limbs, and trunk. They soon become raised and feel like shot in the skin (papules). When papules appear the fever abates and the patient feels better. Two or three days after the rash appears the papules develop a cap of clear fluid and thus become vesicles. The fluid becomes yellow as the serum in the vesicles becomes pus, forming pustules.

Notice the evolution of this disease. Chill, perhaps a convulsion, pains, vomiting, rapid pulse, restless delirium and a high fever, and then large quantities of toxin-laden blood thrown into the skin, causing redness. The toxins are collected into circumscribed lumps, after which the temperature returns to near normal and the other symptoms practically cease.

The pustles are surrounded by a narrow area of inflamed skin. The pustules begin first on the face and cover the body by the eighth day. The fever then rises again--the "secondary fever of suppuration"--and the general symptoms return. The pustules dry down to crusts and these gradually drop off, beginning on the face on the fourteenth or fifteenth day of the disease. The "secondary fever" may last twenty-four hours, but it usually is longer. When it ceases, convalescence begins . The crusts may and may not leave scars, "pits," when they fall off. When the pustules are so thick that they coalesce the condition is called "confluent" smallpox.

In "hemorrhagic" (black) smallpox there are hemorrhages under the skin and into the eyes. There is bleeding from the mouth, nose, lungs, rectum, kidneys, etc., so great is the effort to get the poison out. These cases are very severe and often die before the papules develop.

Smallpox is practically unknown in America today. Cases are met with among negroes, Mexicans and Chinese. There are many conditions, such as ivy poisoning, mosquito bites, chickenpox, amaas, cuban itch, wisse pocken, etc., that are frequently diagnosed as smallpox. If a case of chicken-pox has no vaccination scar it is smallpox. If a case of smallpox has a vaccination scar, it is chicken pox. Few cases now reported as smallpox are ever sick enough to go to bed. The mortality from vaccination is much higher than that of smallpox. Vaccination injures thousands which it does not kill.