history of the anti-vaccine movement

Lewis Carroll’s Adventures in Anti-VaccineLand

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 …

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Dan Burton on Vaccines and Autism

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.”

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