Quote from “America’s Forgotten Founding Father” by Dr. Rosanne Welch – 46 in a series – Smallpox and Dr. Franklin

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In 1736 the Franklin’s lost their youngest son to smallpox at the age of four. Franklin had foregone inoculation as his older brother, James Franklin argued in the press that inoculation was a breach of the Sixth Commandment, “Thou shalt not kill”. But when his own son was lost, Franklin forewent protecting his brother’s stance and came out for the procedure.

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