Roald Dahl Wrote This Painful Plea For Vaccinations After His Own Daughter Died Of Measles

February 2, 2015 7:26 PM

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Roald Dahl Wrote This Painful Plea For Vaccinations After His Own Daughter Died Of Measles

Olivia, my eldest daughter, caught measles when she was seven years old. As the illness took its usual course I can remember reading to her often in bed and not feeling particularly alarmed about it.

Then one morning, when she was well on the road to recovery, I was sitting on her bed showing her how to fashion little animals out of coloured pipe-cleaners, and when it came to her turn to make one herself, I noticed that her fingers and her mind were not working together and she couldn’t do anyth...

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