Selected Messages Book 2


Approval of Progressive Medical Procedures

Blood Transfusions—There is one thing that has saved life—an infusion of blood from one person to another; but this would be difficult and perhaps impossible for you to do. I merely suggest it.—Medical Ministry, 286, 287 (To Dr. D. H. Kress). 2SM 303.2

Vaccination—[Vaccination for Smallpox: D. E. Robinson, one of Mrs. White's secretaries, under date of June 12, 1931, wrote as follows concerning Mrs. White's attitude toward vaccination: 2SM 303.3

“You ask for definite and concise information regarding what Sister White wrote about vaccination and serum. 2SM 303.4

“This question can be answered very briefly for so far as we have any record, she did not refer to them in any of her writings. 2SM 303.5

“You will be interested to know, however, that at a time when there was an epidemic of smallpox in the vicinity, she herself was vaccinated and urged her helpers, those connected with her, to be vaccinated. In taking this step Sister White recognized the fact that it has been proven that vaccination either renders one immune from smallpox or greatly lightens its effects if one does come down with it. She also recognized the danger of their exposing others if they failed to take this precaution. “[Signed] D. E. Robinson.”] 2SM 303.6

X-ray Treatment at Loma Linda—For several weeks I took treatment with the X-ray for the black spot that was on my forehead. In all I took twenty-three treatments, and these succeeded in entirely removing the mark. For this I am very grateful.—Letter 30, 1911 (To her son J. E. White). 2SM 303.7