The politics of prevention: anti-vaccinationism and public health in nineteenth-century England.

  title={The politics of prevention: anti-vaccinationism and public health in nineteenth-century England.},
  author={Dorothy Carr Porter and Roy Porter},
  journal={Medical History},
  pages={231 - 252}
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