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The triumph of immunisation
Ian Gust

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“My father, who was born in Poland in 1898, only received one vaccine in his childhood, which was designed to protect him against smallpox. In Radom, as elsewhere, infectious diseases were regarded as an inescapable part of growing up, and there were regular outbreaks of diphtheria, pertussis, measles, mumps, rubella and chickenpox, causing fear, inconvenience and significant mortality …”