International Leprosy Association -
History of Leprosy

International Leprosy Association -
History of Leprosy

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Mr William Tebb

Status Other
Country United Kingdom

Notes

William Tebb (October 22, 1830 - January 23, 1917) was a British merchant, vaccination critic, and author of anti-vaccination books. Though not a medical professional, he developed a theory that vaccines were responsible for the spread of leprosy. In his books, he advocated against compulsory isolation programs for leprosy patients, highlighting the inhumane treatment of patients.

For more information, see the Wikipedia entry.

Entry updated January 2016

Publications

Leprosy and Vaccination, 1893, Swan Sonnenschein & Co., London. (Online at http://www.whale.to/v/tebb/tebb.html.)

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