VACCINATION IN NOVA SCOTIA.
Toronto, Dec. 2, 1899.At the last meeting of the Medical Society of Nova Scotia, the statement was made that fully two-thirds of the population of that province, under the age of 16, had never been vaccinated, and the statement is vouched for. At any time an outbreak of smallpox might appear there, especially since, in two sections of neighboring provinces, the disease has extended to a considerable extent. In 1886, Montreal suffered from a similar laxity of compulsory vaccination, and hundreds died. smallpox may not now be so prevalent throughout the world, but it is not by any means extinct; therefore it ought to be kept in check by universal vaccination. Nova Scotia would do well to make this procedure compulsory, but before taking any decisive step in that direction, there ought to be established a proper method of the registration of births. It is