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Re: Re: [CHAT now vaccines was now IOWA-

I sure had whooping cough, but I don't remember anybody having diphteria, either.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Judy Browning" <judylee@lewiston.com>
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Sent: Monday, April 03, 2006 8:23 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Re: [CHAT now vaccines was now IOWA-

My first polio vaccine was scratched into the skin, as was the smallpox. That was in the '50s. I was really happy when the next polio vaccine was on the sugar cube. Now smallpox is so rare, the vaccine is riskier than the chance of exposure to the disease. Whooping cough & diptheria are the ones I don't remember anyone actually having.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Daryl" <pulis@mindspring.com>
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Didn't they darken the room for measles because of possible damage to the eyes? I think that's what I remember being told when I wanted to read.

It's amazing how much polio there was around in the fairly recent past. I remember when they'd close the pool and theaters and such. My brother had polio, but my mother, like yours, insisted that he exercise. Picking up marbles with his toes was one of the exercises I remember. He has a bit of a roll to his gait, but otherwise you'd never know.

I don't remember anyone having Scarlet Fever, but Mumps, 2 kinds of measles, chicken pox and whooping cough were pretty common. I don't remember vaccinations for anything but Tetanus and Smallpox when I was little. I remember when they introduced the polio vaccine and we had to line up in school to be stuck. The nurse was not gentle!

I was delighted some years later when they came out with the sugar cube thing- until they showed us a movie about how the vaccine was made (in monkey kidneys) . I was young enough (Jr. High or so) to remember that movie vividly.


----- Original Message ----- From: "james singer" <islandjim1@verizon.net>
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Sent: Monday, April 03, 2006 2:53 PM
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That's what my kids got, Cyndi--the sugar cube. I took it, too, but I was an adult. Most--maybe all--immunizations did not exist when I was a little kid. A tyke at my first birthday party died of scarlet fever a week or so later; I had all those childhood diseases, except scarlet fever--measles [for some reason they darkened the room until the fistulas healed], mumps, whooping cough [for this, they boiled eucalyptus leaves in an old coffee pot in my room], and who knows what else. My younger brother got polio in the late-30s and we were quarantined by LA County; my mother [remember, she was the daughter of a homeopath] put more credence in Sister Kinney than in iron lungs, so she forced him to exercise 24/7. He has no trace of the affliction today [unless, of course, he can't figure out any other way to get out of something he doesn't want to do--then it becomes a major "war wound" excuse].

On Apr 3, 2006, at 1:02 PM, Johnson Cyndi D Civ 95 CG/SCSRT wrote:

I remember getting the polio vaccine on a sugar cube. I never got a smallpox
vaccination though, long time ago my mother said I got so sick after
vaccinations she was afraid to have me get that one. I guess it wouldn't
provide any protection now anyway.


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
Of Zemuly Sanders
Sent: Monday, April 03, 2006 9:30 AM
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Subject: Re: [CHAT] Re: [CHATnow IOWA-

I remember the polio epidemic, too. My mother was scared to death I would
get it. I was fascinated by the iron lungs.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bonnie Holmes" <holmesbm@usit.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, April 03, 2006 11:09 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Re: [CHATnow IOWA-

I went through a terrible polio epidemic in South Texas when I was
young...closed all public places...my dad had a touch but regained the use
of his arm. When the vaccine came out several years later, we were
thrilled to get it. All such precautions have downsides on someone whose
chemistry is different...we just don't seem to be able to accept risk and
non-blame consequences. Too many people don't remember or know that many
died of infections before WWII.
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