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Doctor Therne by H. Rider (Henry Rider) Haggard
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DOCTOR THERNE

By H. Rider Haggard



DEDICATED

In all sincerity

(but without permission)

to the

MEMBERS OF THE JENNER SOCIETY





AUTHOR'S NOTE

Some months since the leaders of the Government dismayed their
supporters and astonished the world by a sudden surrender to the clamour
of the anti-vaccinationists. In the space of a single evening, with
a marvellous versatility, they threw to the agitators the ascertained
results of generations of the medical faculty, the report of a Royal
Commission, what are understood to be their own convictions, and the
President of the Local Government Board. After one ineffectual fight the
House of Lords answered to the whip, and, under the guise of a "graceful