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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 39

Dr. Leander Josef Keller

Dr. Leander Josef Keller,

Who is chief Physician to the Austrian State Railways, kept a record of the mortality amongst the Company's servants and their families, of 373 small-pox cases, during the year 1872.

Dr. Keller concludes his paper as follows :—
1.Generally more vaccinated than unvaccinated persons are attacked by small-pox.
2.Re-vaccination did not protect from small-pox, and did not lessen the general mortality.
3.Neither vaccination nor re-vaccination exercised a favourable influence upon the mortality of small-pox.

Dr. Keller concludes by saying that, if all reports on smallpox were made in the same way and with the same conscientiousness as his, there would very soon not be the slightest doubt about the complete uselessness of vaccination.—Allgemeine Wiener Medi-zinische Zeitung for August 1873.