Nobody Sucks Like Timothy Dwight
I happened upon this charming snippet from one of Yale's founding fathers, via Hitchens' latest (which is very good):
"If God had decreed from all eternity that a certain person should die of smallpox, it would be a frightful sin to avoid and annul that decree by the trick of vaccination." So said Timothy Dwight, President of Yale University. He was President of Yale from 1795 to 1817, and spoke passionately against the new medical invention developed by Edward Jenner called vaccination.