Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) is best known for writing Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass. What do those books have to do with vaccines? Nothing. Lewis Carroll did get into a debate with someone that was pushing anti-vaccine misinformation about the smallpox vaccine. In 1877, the Eastbourne Chronicle published a letter by …
history of the anti-vaccine movement
George Bernard Shaw called vaccination “a peculiarly filthy piece of witchcraft” and compared it to attempted murder.
Dan Burton, a former Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Indiana (1983-2013), has been described as being “antivaccine through and through” and “organized quackery’s best friend in Congress.”