Ben Franklin’s Role in America’s First Vaccination Battle — Market Mad House
Hysterical crusades against vaccination are not new in America. In fact, Benjamin Franklin’s older brother was at the center of the first vaccination controversy in American history.
Incredibly, James and Benjamin Franklin opposed efforts to protect citizens from the world’s deadliest infection: smallpox. In the process. Strangely, James Franklin’s war on inoculation was also America’s first newspaper crusade.