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

@article{Porter1988ThePO,
  title={The politics of prevention: anti-vaccinationism and public health in nineteenth-century England.},
  author={Dorothy Carr Porter and Roy Porter},
  journal={Medical History},
  year={1988},
  volume={32},
  pages={231 - 252}
}
THE FRAMING OF THE LAW ON COMPULSORY VACCINATION AND THE ORGANIZATION OF OPPOSITION The coming of compulsory health legislation in mid-nineteenth-century England was a political innovation that extended the powers of the state effectively for the first time over areas of traditional civil liberties in the name of public health. [] Key Result These opponents expressed fundamental hostility to the principle ofcompulsion and a terror of medical tyranny. The repeal organizations-above all, the AntiCompulsory…

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