Vaccinations have been controversial since they first appeared in Western medicine.
Edited by Sussanna Czeranko, ND, BBE
The topic of vaccination is fraught with intrigue and complexities. Since vaccinations’ first appearance in Western medicine, the controversy between those warning of its dangers and those espousing its utility has endured. Perhaps no professional body has been more consistent in articulating its concerns than the naturopaths of the early 20th century. Indeed, the issue of vaccination safety and efficacy has a special place in the history of naturopathy not only because of the strong energies, convictions and polarities it conjures, but also because the very issue galvanized the early naturopaths and helped shape the profession.