Russel Wallace : Alfred Russell Wallace (sic)
Frith Hill, Godalming, England.
Dear Dr. Ross,--You are doing an excellent work, and the result will, I trust, be the repeal of the most iniquitous compulsory vaccination law. The reckless way in which false or one-sided statements are promulgated by pro-vaccinators is surely an indication of the badness of their cause. A good and really scientific practice never needs bolstering up by exaggerations and lies. I stepped out of my special path to strike a blow at this [[p. 271]] wretched superstition as soon as I became thoroughly convinced of its errors, and of the cruelty and danger arising out of its compulsory enforcement. With best wishes for your success.