I. That small pox is no deadly and mysterious scourge capable only of exorcism by a charm quite as mysterious, and still more pernicious, but a simple eruptive fever of the zymotic type; a filth-disease, that is, which cleanliness, therefore, and cleanliness alone can abate, or entirely banish; and this being so, that if vaccination could prevent it, prevent, that is, the expulsion under that form of the impurities accumulated by whatever process in the blood, it would be doing harm and not good
II. That vaccination is a poisoning of the blood through wounds in the skin precisely analogous to the stings of poisonous plants, insects, and scorpions, and to the bite of serpents and mad dogs, capable of producing, and frequently in fact producing consequences as deadly as, and often far more lastingly horrible and injurious than, any of these; and that it never can and never does protect from small-pox, except by killing its subjects, or sending inwards to the vital organs, the blood-impurities which might otherwise have been safely got rid of by means of the natural eruptive process.
III. That therefore, the Vaccination Acts- for rendering Compulsory (whether under pain of one fine or twenty) on the citizens of a so-called free country, this blood poisoning called Vaccination-are
What small-pox & vaccination and the vaccination acts really are
By Mary C. Hume-Rothery