Alfred Russel Wallace : Alfred Wallace : A. R. Wallace :
Russel Wallace : Alfred Russell Wallace (sic)

 
 
Letter of Support (S674: 1909)

 
Editor Charles H. Smith's Note: Wallace sent a letter of encouragement read at the annual meeting of the Anti-Vaccination League held 24 February 1909; The Vaccination Inquirer issue of 1 March 1909 carried a story on the meeting which included Wallace's communication on page 202. To link directly to this page, connect with: http://people.wku.edu/charles.smith/wallace/S674.htm


Dr. A. R. Wallace.

    Much enthusiasm was also evinced by the reading of the following letter from Dr. A. R. Wallace:--

    "I have really nothing to say, but what I have said for the last five or six years--that nothing will carry our fight to a finish, in our favour, but making ourselves feared, by voting solid, at all Parliamentary Elections, for candidates pledged to vote for our whole programme--Total Abolition--and for no others, whatever their politics.

    "This resolution, openly declared and acted on by our members and supporters at every bye-election (to show we mean it), and then at the next General Election, would probably gain our cause in the very next Parliament. Nothing else will. The doctors with their 'cultures' and 'anti-toxins' and 'vaccines,' are becoming more insistent than ever; while their experiments and their new terminology are more difficult than ever for any ordinary man or woman to criticise, or even to comprehend. (See the article on 'Vaccination and Opsonic Action,' in 'Nature,' February 11th, 1909.)"


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