Leprosy & vaccination extracts/quotes
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Hansen's Disease (H.D.).

"I have proved beyond doubt, by personal inquiries in various countries where leprosy is increasing, that the increase is due to vaccination."----William Tebb  (THE AUTHOR’S PERSONAL STATEMENT OF THE RESULTS OF VACCINATION, APPENDIX to  LEPROSY AND VACCINATION by  WILLIAM TEBB)

"He remarks that in Antioquia (Colombia) not a single case of leprosy was known thirty years ago. Since then, the disease has spread in all directions, and the number in this town is now said to be over 800. I may add that, during the interval, vaccination has been introduced in all the Republics of South America with the usual sinister results."--William Tebb  (1893 Book: LEPROSY AND VACCINATIONp48)

As they neared, they were seen to be white with dust, and their faces livid and colourless, so hard had they ridden in order to be in time to to stop the vaccination! Their errand was soon told. It had been discovered that the vaccine lymph about to be used had come from the most leprous village in Southern India! LEICESTER: SANITATION versus VACCINATION BY J.T. BIGGS J.P.

Wallace, LL.D. (1889/1898, Alfred R.   Lymph

"We also hear of the noble work of Father Damien among the lepers of Hawaii, but we are not told that there was not one leper in the whole of the Hawaiian Islands before the noble work of Jenner reached them.  By the nineties, 10 per cent of the natives were lepers."---Lionel Dole

"According to all the evidence which I have been able to obtain, leprosy was unknown in the Sandwich Islands until many years after the advent of Europeans and Americans, who introduced vaccination; and there is no aboriginal word in the Hawaiian language for this disease. Mr. Dayton, President of the Board of Health, says that the natives, having no words of their own, used the Chinese words maipake ?—"what is this disease?"
     In Captain Cook’s time these islands were supposed to contain a population of 400;000 at the present time they do not number more than 40,000, and are rapidly diminishing. In all quarters, both native and European, lay and medical, among members of both Houses of the Legislature, I found the belief all but universal that leprosy was considered to be communicable, and that the propagation of the disease during the last twenty-three years was largely due to vaccination.
      One medical authority told me that he had no doubt that the disease was inoculable and spread by vaccination, but he did not think it would be prudent to disclose the fact amongst the natives, as he would not be responsible for what they would do."--William Tebb (p164)

"The chief of the Public Health Department was clearly not aware that until a comparatively recent period arm-to-arm vaccination was practically the only method in vogue; and at the time Mr. Ritchie’s declaration was made, to the effect that none of the lymph in use had passed through the human body, at least three-fourths of the lymph in use in the United Kingdom was the variety known as arm-to-arm vaccination virus."--William Tebb 1893

 "I should be sorry to see a leper cook, and I go further than that.   In vaccinating, I think hardly a medical man would take vaccine lymph from the arm of a leper infant.   I know it has been our practice for the last twenty years not to do so." ---1883 Dr Henry Ebden, President of the (South African) Medical Board (William Tebb)

"LYMPH, a colourless nutritive fluid in animal bodies" (Chambers’ Dictionary). How misleading to apply this term to a product of disease, used to produce another disease, and now admitted to be capable of transmitting some of the most horrible diseases which afflict mankind—syphilis and leprosy!"--Alfred Wallace

"Cases have come under my cognizance in which the reports of district surgeons, showing the spread of terrible diseases by means of vaccination, have been officially suppressed."---William Tebb

"The largest number of lepers segregated in any one year was in 1873, when the numbers received at the leper settlement, Molokai, according to the official reports, was 487, for several years previous to which arm-to-arm vaccination has been prosecuted with great and unparalleled energy. "--Tebb