The New York Medical Journal, July 22, 1899, contains an article on "Vaccination in Italy," by Chas, Rauta, M. D., Prof. of Hygiene and Materia Medica in the University of Perguia, Italy. In this he points out that "Italy is one of the best vaccinated countries in the world, if not the best of all, and we can prove that mathematically." He says further: "For twenty years before 1885, our Nation was vaccinated in the proportion of 98.5 per cent. Notwithstanding, the epidemics of smallpox that we have had have been something so frightful that nothing before the invention of vaccination could equal them." "During 1887, we had 16,249 deaths from smallpox; in 1888, 18,110; and in 1889, 13,413."

Referring to the Italian army, in which "vaccination had been performed twice a year in the most satisfactory manner for many years past" he says that "now we see that soldiers not protected because vaccination did not 'take' were less attacked by smallpox than those 'duly protected' by the good results of their revaccination; and that the death-rate in those vaccinated with good results was greater than among those in whom the vaccination did not take."

We have forced vaccination on the Philippines since we took over the Islands. Spain had done the same thing previously. In 1905-06; 1907-08 and in 1918-19 these Islands experienced severe smallpox epidemics, the 1918-19 one being the worst of all. There were 47,887 cases of smallpox with 16,578 deaths officially reported in 1918. In Manila alone, the best vaccinated part of the Islands, there were 1,326 cases and 869 deaths, or a case mortality of 65.3 per cent. The lowest mortality, 11.4 per cent was in Mindanao, the least vaccinated portions of the islands.

The Health Service got busy and vaccinated thousands and thousands, performing about four vaccinations for each inhabitant in Manila. The result was that in 1919 there were 99,300 cases of smallpox, with 47,395 deaths.

In two years time in a population of less than 11,000,000 there were 147,187 cases of smallpox and 63,973 deaths.

The 1920 Report of the Philippine Health Service. (see pages 141 and 142), makes the following very brief comment: "FROM THE TIME IN WHICH SMALLPOX WAS PRACTICALLY ERADICATED IN THE CITY OF MANILA TO THE YEAR 1918 (ABOUT 9 YEARS) IN WHICH THE EPIDEMIC APPEARED CERTAINLY IN ONE OF ITS SEVEREST FORMS, HUNDREDS AFTER HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE WERE YEARLY VACCINATED WITH THE MOST UNFORTUNATE RESULT THAT THE 1918 EPIDEMIC LOOKS PRIMA FACIE AS A FLAGRANT FAILURE OF THE CLASSIC IMMUNIZATION TOWARDS FUTURE EPIDEMICS." (Caps. Mine.)

Alibies were offered for the failure, however, and the dirty work continues. No matter how great the evil, those who profit off it will not correct it not so long as profits are still to be made therefrom.

There is an unvaccinated country in this world without smallpox. Australia is the great unvaccinated country and despite dire predictions of disaster from vacane advocates, Australia remains free from smallpox. Three-fourths of her population have always been in the never-vaccinated class. Under the modern theory that vaccinal immunity lasts only five years (Italy vaccinated twice a year and failed) 2-1/2% of her population are "protected."

In the whole of Australian history less than one person a year has died of smallpox. Many of these were from the outside and were simply quarantined there. In Queensland where the official figures show 1 vaccination for every 1,500 births the state has had but one "outbreak." In 1892 a well-vaccinated quarantine official contracted the disease on ship. There were no other cases. The ''epidemic'' had no show among an unvaccinated people. In Victoria in 21 years these were 5 deaths from smallpox and 14 deaths from vaccination--these are only those deaths that are honestly attributed to this cause. This coincides with the reports of the Register General of England covering a period of years in which there were, in England, 42 deaths from smallpox under five years of age and 157 deaths officially admitted to have been due to vaccination.

In England and Scotland the decline of vaccination has been accompanied by the practical disappearance of smallpox. Here are the figures, briefly England, 1871-75 percentage of vaccination 97.6%; smallpox deaths per million people, 228; 1910-20 percentage of vaccination 43.9; smallpox deaths per million people 0.4. Scotland, 1855-1874 one of the best vaccinated countries of the world, "not an unvaccinated child in Scotland;" 9,087 children under five years old died of smallpox; 1907-1919 with about one-third of the children vaccinated only 7 deaths under five years from smallpox.

Smallpox is always worse where vaccination abounds. The scratch of vaccination is the "scratch of death." Yet our medically controlled Health Boards cook up fake epidemics, create panics for profit, such as the ones in Kansas City in 1921, Pittsburgh in 1924, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington in 1925. An effort was also made to create a panic in New York in 1925, but due to the open fight against it by the NewYork Evening Graphic, the Commissioner of Health called it off.