Philadelphia, March 21, 1899.
To the Editor:
—The organized effort of the antivaccination people culminated recently in the introduction of a bill by the Hon. J. A. Allen, to the Legislature of Pennsylvania (vide Journal, March 25, p. 681) to abolish the compulsory vaccination of children entering the public schools. The measure was hurried through as fast as possible, but by strenuous efforts a final hearing was postponed until March 14, at which time these committees were appointed, and every member of each of these committees promptly appeared and met the opposition on the floor of the House. The advocates of the bill were represented by counsel, a certain O. Beasley of Philadelphia, a layman, N. R. Taylor, and two physicians, one a graduate of the defunct eclectic medical college of Philadelphia, known as Buchanan's College, and one a graduate of the Homeopathic College of Baltimore, both Englishmen, not especially