A child died last week in Chicago from lockjaw starting from an unhealed vaccination wound, and this has naturally received some attention from the press. The facts seem to be that the vaccination was properly performed, and that the infection, as might be supposed, was a subsequent matter. There are, however, in every community some antivaccination fanatics to whom such an occurrence is a godsend and a chance for the wildest generalization and accusations. If one in a hundred thousand or more cases of vaccination becomes complicated by some neglect or accident, and death results, the fact is at once utilized and made the most of by the lay press, that, while not opposed to vaccination, is all alive for any item that is in any degree catchy or sensational. A death following vaccination, however remotely or indirectly, is immediately snatched up as an argument against vaccination by the "antis"