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Alfred Russel Wallace
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Ernest McCormick

Sent by Alfred Russel Wallace, [?Old Orchard, Broadstone, Wimborne, Dorset] to Ernest McCormick [address not recorded] on  ?1910.

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Anon. (1910). Is vaccination a disastrous delusion: Dr. Wallace's high praise. Vaccination Inquirer, 31(371): 228. [p. 228]

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[[1]]1 [p. 228]

As evidence of the merits of the pamphlet, we cannot do better than draw attention to the following eulogium by Dr. Alfred Russel Wallace, written in a letter to the author:--

"Thank you very much for sending "The Westminster" with your splendid article on the Vaccination Question. It is, without any exception, the clearest and most forcible exposure of the delusion I have ever read, and I am exceedingly pleased that my paper on the subject was the means of converting you.

"You have done what I thought was almost impossible: made the subject intelligible to any intelligent person, and also by your excellent arrangement, your telling illustrations, your forcible and clear-cut argument, and lastly, your really brilliant style, made it not only easy, but pleasant and even amusing reading." . . .


1. Editor Charles H. Smith's Note: A section of a short article on Ernest McCormick's pamphlet Is Vaccination a Disastrous Delusion?, including some comments by Wallace. Printed on page 228 of the 1 February 1910 issue of the Vaccination Inquirer.


This transcript originates from Charles H. Smith’s The Alfred Russel Wallace Page website (http://people.wku.edu/charles.smith/index1.htm): See http://people.wku.edu/charles.smith/wallace/S681.htm

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