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called attention to the fact that while vaccination is almost universal in Europe, and children must be vaccinated before they can enter school, not one in four of our population have adopted this precaution against infection. This negligence, he remarked, results from our scattered and sparse population, which has rendered us comparatively secure against the spread of any infections disease. He gave a learned and interesting review of the early practice of inoculation, first practiced in China 2400 years ago and introduced into Europe by Lady Mary Motley Montague about 1720, and the subsequent discovery of kine pox by Lt. Edward Jenner, and the introduction therefrom of vaccination instead of the more dangerous practices of inoculation. Dr. Jenner had observed that furing the prevalence of small-pox, milk maids never contracted the disease, and after careful investigation of the cause of their immunity, he found that they were inoculated from the udders of the cow with a disease