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Raggedy Ann Symbol of Anti-Vaccination Movement

Gruelle created Raggedy Ann for his daughter, Marcella, when she brought him an old hand-made rag doll and he drew a face on it. From his bookshelf, he pulled a book of poems by James Whitcomb Riley, and combined the names of two poems, "The Raggedy Man" and "Little Orphant Annie." He said, "Why don’t we call her Raggedy Ann?"

Marcella died at age 13 after being vaccinated at school for smallpox without her parents' consent. Authorities blamed a heart defect, but her parents blamed the vaccination. Gruelle became an opponent of vaccination, and the Raggedy Ann doll was used as a symbol by the anti-vaccination movement.

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Thanks but its not my first post

I do research before posting

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What a sad story; thanks for the

post.

I know

I'll never look at the doll the same

"Its easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled."
Mark Twain

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SO vaccines are good then.

well who'd thought that. Thanks But I trust Celeste over you. Disinfo.. ha..

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Thanks Verita !

"Its easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled."
Mark Twain

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Good find

Thanks for posting this.

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