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Jehovah‘s Witnesses Must Pay $35M to Child Sexual Abuse Survivor, Jury Says | Essex Caller

    By , Christian Post Reporter | Sep 28, 2018 12:16 PM (Photo: Facebook/Watchtower Bible and Tract Society)An image of literature from the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society. A jury in Montana has ruled that the Jehovah‘s Witnesses must pay $35 million to the victim of child sexual abuse after leaders who knew about […]

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Library Treasures: Benjamin Franklin, Smallpox Pamphleteer | History of Vaccines

The Historical Medical Library at The College of Physicians is full of fascinating items, and we’ve run across many of them while developing the History of Vaccines website. One such item is a pamphlet written by Benjamin Franklin and an… Source: Library Treasures: Benjamin Franklin, Smallpox Pamphleteer | History of Vaccines

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In 1736 I lost one of my sons, a fine boy of four years old, by the small-pox, taken in the common way. … | Benjamin Franklin

In 1736 I lost one of my sons, a fine boy of four years old, by the small-pox, taken in the common way. I long regretted bitterly, and still regret that I had not given it to him by inoculation. This I mention for the sake of parents who omit that operation, on the supposition […]

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At least three GOP governor candidates embrace anti-vaccine disinformation | Salon.com

  t least three Republican gubernatorial candidates have espoused anti-vaccination talking points on the campaign trail, even as medical groups plead for them to retract their statements. Oregon Republican nominee Dr. Knute Buehler, an orthopedic surgeon, said he supports weakened vaccine laws at a televised debate last week. “As a physician, I certainly believe in […]

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Anti-vaxxers most prominent in Bulgaria, Latvia and France, says survey | Euronews

Who are the most vaccine-sceptic countries in the EU? Source: Anti-vaxxers most prominent in Bulgaria, Latvia and France, says survey | Euronews

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The march of science and biotech, told through the history of language

Merriam-Webster has a tool that lets you look up when certain words first appeared in print. It’s a prism through which to understand science history. Source: The march of science and biotech, told through the history of language

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Benjamin Franklin lost a son to smallpox. Here’s his 200-year-old response to anti-vaxxers | indy100

Vaccinations seem like a no brainer when it comes to protecting your children from disease, but there are no shortage of debates between anti-vaxxers and rational people in the world. It’s such a simple concept that even Benjamin Franklin, who was alive in the 1700s, was a staunch supporter of vaccinations. The founding father lost […]