Vaccines: Not Turning Humans Into Cows Since Always

You may have heard about the measles outbreak in California. There is a long(ish) history of folks debating the merits of vaccinations in political cartoons (and other visual formats), so here are some of those cartoons:

James Gillray, 1802

“Vaccination with Cowpox,” James Gillray, 1802

c. 1940s (via reddit)

c. 1940s (via reddit)

“Wonder Why My Parents Didn’t Give Me Salk Shots?” Tom Little, 1956

“Wonder Why My Parents Didn’t Give Me Salk Shots?” Tom Little, 1956

David Fitzsimmons, 2012

David Fitzsimmons, 2012

Adam Zyglis, Buffalo News, 6 May 2014

Adam Zyglis, Buffalo News, 6 May 2014

But seriously, people, help the herd.

(The Gillray image inspired the title of this post.)

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