Sunday 23 January 2011


By Eustace Mullins

One of the few doctors who has dared to speak out against the
Medical Monopoly, Dr. Robert S. Mendelsohn, dramatized his stand
against Modern Medicine by defining it as a Church which has Four
Holy Waters.

The first of these, he listed as Vaccination. Dr. Mendelsohn
termed vaccination "of questionable safety." However,
other doctors have been more explicit. It is notable that the
Rockefeller interests have fought throughout the nineteenth century
to make these Four Holy Waters compulsory throughout the United
States, ignoring all the protests and warnings of their dangers.

Of these four items, which might well be termed the Four
Horsemen of the Apocalypse, because they too are known to bring
death and destruction in their wake, the most pernicious in its
long term effects may well be the practice of immunization. This
practice goes directly against the discovery of modern holistic
medical experts that the body has a natural immune defense against

The Church of Modern Medicine claims that we can only be
absolved from the peril of infection by the Holy Water of
vaccination, injecting into the system a foreign body of infection,
which will then perform a Medical Miracle, and will confer life-long
immunity, hence the term, "immunization." The greatest heresy any
physician can commit is to voice publicly any doubt of any one of
the Four Holy Waters, but the most deeply entrenched in modern
medical practice is undoubtedly the numerous vaccination programs.

They are also the most consistently profitable operations
of the Medical Monopoly. Yet one physician, Dr. Henry R. Bybee,
of Norfolk, Virginia, has publicly stated, "My honest opinion is that
vaccine is the cause of more disease and suffering than anything I
could name. I believe that such diseases as cancer, syphilis, cold
sores and many other disease conditions are the direct results of
vaccination. Yet, in the state of Virginia, and in many other states,
parents are compelled to submit their children to this procedure
while the medical profession not only receives its pay for this
service, but also makes splendid and prospective patients for the

The present writer well remembers the 1920s, as a child in
Virginia, going to school for some weeks without having submitted
to the compulsory vaccination ordered by the state authorities. Each
morning, the teacher would begin the day's classes by asking,
"Clarence, did you bring your vaccination certificate today?"

Obviously, this was the most urgent business of the educational
system, taking priority over such matters as lessons and studying.

Each morning, I would have to reply, "No, I didn't bring it today."

The other children would turn and stare at this dangerous classmate,
who might infect them all with some terrible disease. My mother
had been a registered nurse, and she never urged me to go ahead
with my vaccination. I suspect she knew more than the doctors
about its possible effects. After postponing the dreaded ordeal for
some weeks, I was finally led to the doctor like an animal being led
up the plank to be stunned, and I received my injection. Of course it
made me extremely ill, as my body fought the infection, but the
class was delivered from peril, and I was accepted as a duly branded
member of society.

In "The Curse of Canaan," I wrote of the deliverance of our children
 up for ritual sacrifice, a practice which seemingly ended with the
destruction of the Baal cult some five thousand years ago. Unfortunately,
the Cult of Baal seems to be firmly entrenched in the present Establishment,
which is often known by the sobriquet, the Brotherhood of Death.
It is disturbing to see how the educationists eagerly embrace each new offense
against children in our schools, railing against any mention of morality or
religion, while solemnly indoctrinating six year olds in the
advantages of "an alternative life style" in their sexual preferences.

The present goal of the National Education Association seems to be
that teachers should hand out condoms to the class before beginning
each day's activities.

The urgency of my vaccination was not that there was any
epidemic then raging in the city of Roanoke, nor has there been one
in the ensuing sixty years. The urgency was that no child shall be
spared the ministrations of the Cult of Baal, or forego sacrifice on
the altar of the child molesters. The Medical Monopoly cannot
afford to have a single pupil escape the monetary offering to be paid
for the compulsory vaccination, the tribute of the enslaved to their

From London comes an alarming observation from a practitioner of
excellent reputation and long experience. Dr. Herbert Snow,
senior surgeon at the Cancer Hospital of London, voiced his
concern, "In recent years many men and women in the prime of life
have dropped dead suddenly, often after attending a feast or a
banquet. I am convinced that some eighty per cent of these deaths
are caused by the inoculation or vaccination they have undergone.
They are well known to cause grave and permanent disease to the
heart. The coroner always hushes it up as 'natural causes.' "

You cannot find any such warning in any medical textbook or
popular book on health. In fact, this writer was able to locate it in a
small volume buried deep in the stacks of the Library of Congress.
Yet such an ominous observation from an established medical
practitioner should be as widely circulated as possible, if only to be
attached by those who can refute its premise. At least it cannot be
attacked by the Establishment as quackery, because Dr. Snow is not
attempting to sell some substitute for vaccination, but merely
warning of its dangers.

Another practitioner, Dr. W. B. Clarke of Indiana, finds that
"Cancer was practically unknown until compulsory vaccination with
cowpox vaccine began to be introduced. I have had to deal with a
least two hundred cases of cancer, and I never saw a case of cancer
in an unvaccinated person."

At last, we have the breakthrough for which the American
Cancer Society has been searching, at such great expense, and for so
many years. Dr. Clarke has never seen a case of cancer in an
unvaccinated person. Is not this a lead which should be explored?
With such an impetus, the ACS could once again get the telephone
banks ringing in the fund-raising drives, to initiate positive research
as to the possible connection between vaccination and the incidence
of cancer. Somehow, we suspect that ACS will not follow this lead.
It would also look well etched in stone above the imposing entrance
to the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, "I never saw a case
of cancer in an unvaccinated person." However, it is unlikely that
the High Priests of Modern Medicine will be able to give up one of
the Four Commandments. It will be necessary for an outraged public
to bring pressure to bear to abandon the modern ritual of sacrificing
our children to Baal in a five thousand year old ritual called, in its
modern version, "compulsory immunization."

In the land where freedom rings, or is supposed to ring, it is
even more surprising to find that every citizen is compelled to
submit to a compulsory vaccination ritual. Here again, we are
speaking of a civilization which is now being visited by two
plagues, the plague of cancer and the plague of AIDS, yet
compulsory vaccination offers no protection against the plagues
which threaten us. It is goodbye whooping cough, goodbye diptheria
and hello AIDS. The Medical Monopoly is searching desperately for
some type of "immunization" against these plagues, and no doubt
will eventually come up with some type of "vaccine" which will be
more dreadful than the disease. From the outset, our most
distinguished medical experts have proudly informed us that AIDS
is incurable, which is hardly the approach we expect from those who
demand that we accept their infallibility in all things to do with

Another well known medical practitioner, Dr. J. M. Peebles of
San Francisco, has written a book on vaccine, in which he says,
"The vaccination practice, pushed to the front on all occasions by
the medical profession through political connivance made
compulsory by the state, has not only become the chief menace and
the greatest danger to the health of the rising generation, but
likewise the crowning outrage upon the personal liberties of the
American citizen; compulsory vaccination, poisoning the crimson
currents of the human system with brute-extracted lymph under the
strange infatuation that it would prevent smallpox, was one of the
darkest blots that disfigured the last century."

Dr. Peebles refers to the fact that cowpox vaccine was one of
the more peculiar "inventions or discoveries of the Age of
Enlightenment." However, as I have pointed out in "The Curse of
Canaan," the Age of Enlightenment was merely the latest program
of the Cult of Baal and its rituals of child sacrifice, which, in one
guise or another, has now been with us for some five thousand
years. Because of this goal, the Medical Monopoly is also known as
"The Society for Crippling Children."

Perhaps the most telling comment of Dr. Peebles' criticism is
his reference to "brute-extracted lymph." Could there be some
connection between the injection of this substance and the spread of
a hitherto unknown form of cancer, cancer of the lymph glands?
This type of cancer is not only one of the most commonly
encountered versions of this disease; it is also one of the most
difficult to treat, because it rapidly spreads throughout the entire
system. A diagnosis of cancer of the lymph glands now means a
virtual death sentence.

If we suppose that physicians such as Dr. Snow and Dr. Peebles
are trumpeting nonexistent dangers when they write of vaccination,
we have only to look at the court records of many cases around the
country. Wyeth Laboratories was the defendant in a case in which a
Wichita Kansas jury recently awarded $15 million in damages to an
eight year old girl. She incurred permanent brain damage after
receiving a diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus vaccine. Michelle Graham
received the immunization at the age of three months, and incurred
severe brain damage which left her permanently incapacitated. Her
lawyers proved that the damage was solely attributable to the
vaccine, although Wyeth's lawyers attempted to deny this.
Because of the financial prospects, physicians are demanding
earlier vaccination for children each year. The Vaccination
Committee of the American Academy of Pediatricians recently
demanded that the age for children to receive flu vaccine be lowered
from the previous twenty-four months to eighteen months. They are
promoting a new version of flu vaccine which was said to have been
tested on children in Finland.

In an article in Science, March 4, 1977, Jonas and Darrell Salk
warn that, "Live virus vaccines against influenza or poliomyelitis
may in each instance produce the disease it intended to prevent ...
the live virus against measles and mumps may produce such side
effects as encephalitis (brain damage)."

If vaccines present such a clear and present danger to children
who are forced to submit to them, we must examine the forces
which demand that they submit. In the United States, vaccines are
actively and incessantly promoted as the solution for all infectious
diseases by such government agencies as the Center for Disease
Control in Georgia, by HEW, USPHS, FDA, AMA and WHO. It is
of more than passing interest that the federal agencies should be
such passionate supporters of compulsory use of vaccines, and that
they also should go through the "revolving door" to the big drug
firms whose products they have so assiduously promoted,
throughout their years of service to the public. It is these federal
agents who have drafted the procedures which forced the states to
enact compulsory vaccination legislation which had been drafted by
the attorneys for the Medical Monopoly, to become "the law of the

In the dim reaches of the past, when Americans were more
protective of their now-vanishing freedoms, there was sporadic
opposition to the threatened outrage which a dictatorial central
government sought to impose on every child in the United States. In
1909, the Senate of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts introduced
Bill No. 8; "An Act To Prohibit Compulsory Vaccine. Sec. 1. It
shall be unlawful for any board of education, board of health, or any
public board acting in this state, under political regulations or
otherwise, to compel by resolution, order or proceedings of any
kind, the vaccination of any child or person of any age, by making
vaccination a condition precedent to the attending of any public or
private school, either as pupil or teacher."

No doubt this legislation was drafted by a physician who was
well aware of the dangers of vaccination. Even in 1909, the Medical
Monopoly was strong enough to bury this bill. It was never
submitted for vote. However, the peril of even one state legislature
foiling their criminal conspiracy caused the Rockefeller Syndicate to
concentrate on perfecting an instrument for controlling each and
every state legislature in these United States. This was achieved by
setting up the Council of State Governments in Chicago. Its ukases
are routinely issued to every state legislator, and such is its
totalitarian control that not one legislature has ever failed to follow
its dictates.

Edward Jenner (1796-1839) "discovered" that cowpox vaccine
would supposedly inoculate persons against the eighteenth century
scourge of smallpox. In fact, smallpox was already on the wane, and
some authorities believe it would have vanished by the end of the
century, due to a number of contributing factors. After the use of
cowpox vaccine became widespread in England, a smallpox
epidemic broke out which killed 22,081 people. The smallpox
epidemics became worse each year that the vaccine was used. In
1872, 44,480 people were killed by it. England finally banned the
vaccine in 1948, despite the fact that it was one of the most widely
heralded "contributions" which that country had made to modern
medicine. This action came after many years of compulsory
vaccination, during which period those who refused to submit to its
dangers were hurried off to jail.

Japan initiated compulsory vaccine in 1872. In 1892, there were
165,774 cases of smallpox there, which resulted in 29,979 deaths.
Japan still enforces compulsory vaccination; however, since it is a
militarily occupied nation, its present government can hardly be
blamed for submitting to the Rockefeller Medical Monopoly.
Germany also instituted compulsory vaccination. In 1939 (this
during the Nazi regime), the diphtheria rate increased astronomically
to 150,000 cases. Norway, which never instituted compulsory
vaccination, had only fifty cases during the same period. Polio has
increased 700% in states which have compulsory vaccination. The
much quoted writer on medical problems, Morris Beale, who for
years edited his informative publication, Capsule News Digest, from
Capitol Hill, offered a standing reward during the years from 1954
to 1960 of $30,000, which he would pay to anyone who could prove
that the polio vaccine was not a killer and a fraud. There were no

Medical historians have finally come to the reluctant
conclusion that the great flu "epidemic" of 1918 was solely
attributable to the widespread use of vaccines. It was the first war in
which vaccination was compulsory for all servicemen. The Boston
Herald reported that forty-seven soldiers had been killed by
vaccination in one month. As a result, the military hospitals were
filled, not with wounded combat casualties, but with casualties of
the vaccine.

The epidemic was called "the Spanish Influenza," a deliberately
misleading appellation, which was intended to conceal
its origin. This flu epidemic claimed twenty million victims; those
who survived it were the ones who had refused the vaccine. In
recent years, annual recurring epidemics of flu are called "the
Russian Flu." For some reason, the Russians never protest, perhaps
because the Rockefellers make regular trips to Moscow to lay down
the party line.

The perils of vaccination were already known. Plain Talk
magazine notes that "during the Franco-Prussian War, every
German soldier was vaccinated. The result was that 53,288
otherwise healthy men developed smallpox. The death rate was

In what is now known as "the Great Swine Flu Massacre," the
President of the United States, Gerald Ford, was enlisted to persuade
the public to undergo a national vaccination campaign. The moving
force behind the scheme was a $135 million windfall profit for the
major drug manufacturers. They had a "swine flu" vaccine which
suspicious pig raisers had refused to touch, fearful it might wipe out
their crop. The manufacturers had only tried to get $80 million from
the swine breeders; balked in this sale, they turned to the other
market, humans. The impetus for the national swine flu vaccine
came directly from the Disease Control Center in Atlanta, Georgia.
Perhaps coincidentally, Jimmy Carter, a member of the Trilateral
Commission, was then planning his presidential campaign in

The incumbent President, Gerald Ford, had all the
advantages of a massive bureaucracy to aid him in his election
campaign, while the ineffectual and little known Jimmy Carter
offered no serious threat in the election. Suddenly, out of Atlanta,
came the Center of Disease Control plan for a national
immunization campaign against "swine flu." The fact that there was
not a single known case of this flu in the United States did not deter
the Medical Monopoly from their scheme. The swine breeders had
been shocked by the demonstrations of the vaccine on a few pigs,
which had collapsed and died. One can imagine the anxious
conferences in the headquarters of the great drug firms, until one
bright young man remarked, "Well, if the swine breeders won't
inject it into their animals, our only other market is to inject it into

The Ford sponsored swine flu campaign almost died an early
death, when a conscientious public servant, Dr. Anthony Morris,
formerly of HEW and then active as director of the Virus Bureau at
the Food and Drug Administration, declared that there could be no
authentic swine flu vaccine, because there had never been any cases
of swine flu on which they could test it.

Dr. Morris then went public with his statement that "at no point
were the swine flu vaccines effective." He was promptly fired, but
the damage had been done.

The damage control consisted of that great humanitarian, Walter
Cronkite, and the President of the United States, combining their
forces to come to the rescue of the Medical Monopoly. Walter
Cronkite had President Ford appear on his news program to urge the
American people to submit to the inoculation with the swine flu
vaccine. CBS then or later could never find any reason to air any
analysis or scientific critique of the swine flu vaccine, which was
identified as containing many toxic poisons, including alien viral
protein particles, formaldehyde, residues of chicken and egg embryo
substances, sucrose, theimorosal (a derivative of poisonous
mercury), polysorbate and some eighty other substances.

Meanwhile, back at the virus laboratories, after Dr. Anthony
Morris has been summarily fired, a special team of workers was
rushed in to clean out the four rooms in which he had conducted his
scientific tests. The laboratory was filled with animals whose
records verified his claims, representing some three years of
constant research. All of the animals were immediately destroyed,
and Morris' records were burned. They did not go so far as to sow
salt throughout the area, because they believed their job was done.

On April 15, 1976, Congress passed Public Law 94-266, which
provided $135 million of taxpayers' funds to pay for a national
swine flu inoculation campaign. HEW was to distribute the vaccine
to state and local health agencies on a national basis for inoculation,
at no charge. Insurance agencies then went public with their warning
that they would not insure drug firms against possible suits from the
results of swine flu inoculation, because no studies had been carried
out which could predict its effects. It was to foil the insurance
companies that CBS had Gerald Ford make his impassioned appeal
to 215,000,000 Americans to save themselves while there was still
time, and to rush down to the friendly local health department and
get the swine flu vaccination, at absolutely no charge. This may
have been CBS' finest hour in its distinguished career of "public

Hardly had the swine flu campaign been completed than the
reports of the casualties began to pour in. Within a few months,
claims totaling $1.3 billion had been filed by victims who had
suffered paralysis from the swine flu vaccine. The medical
authorities proved equal to the challenge; they leaped to the defense
of the Medical Monopoly by labeling the new epidemic, "Guillain-
Barre Syndrome." There have since been increasing speculations
that the ensuing epidemic of AIDS which began shortly after Gerald
Ford's public assurances, was merely a viral variation of the swine
flu vaccine.

And what of the perpetrator of the Great Swine Flu Massacre,
President Gerald Ford? As the logical person to blame for
the catastrophe, Ford had to endure a torrent of public criticism,
which quite naturally resulted in his defeat for election (he had
previously been appointed when the agents of the international drug
operations had ushered Richard Nixon out of office). The unknown
Jimmy Carter, familiar only to the super secret fellow members in
the Trilateral Commission, was swept into office by the outpouring
of rage against Gerald Ford. Carter proved to be almost as serious a
national disaster as the swine flu epidemic, while Gerald Ford was
retired from politics to life. Not only did he lose the election; he was
also sentenced to spend his remaining years trudging wearily up and
down the hot sandy stretches of the Palm Springs Golf course.

At the annual ACS Science Writers Seminar, Dr. Robert W.
Simpson, of Rutgers University, warned that "immunization
programs against flu, measles, mumps and polio may actually be
seeding humans with RNA to form proviruses which will then
become latent cells throughout the body . . . they can then become
activated as a variety of diseases including lupus, cancer,
rheumatism and arthritis."

This was a remarkable verification of the earlier warning
delivered by Dr. Herbert Snow of London more than fifty years
earlier. He had observed that the long-term effects of the vaccine,
lodging in the heart or other parts of the body, would eventually
result in fatal damage to the heart. The vaccine becomes a time
bomb in the system, festering as what are known as "slow viruses,"
which may take ten to thirty years to become virulent. When that
time arrives, the victim is felled by a fatal onslaught, often with no
prior warning, whether it is a heart attack or some other disease.
Health Freedom News, in its July/August 1986 issue, noted that
"Vaccine is linked to brain damage. 150 lawsuits pending against
DPT vaccine manufacturers, seeking $1.5 billion damages."

When the present writer was a teenager in Virginia, each
summer became a nightmare for anxious parents, as epidemics of
poliomyelitis, generally called infantile paralysis, swept the nation.
Throughout the summer, we imbibed bottle after bottle of ice cold
soda pop to wash down our afternoon snacks of candy bars, with no
inkling that we were preparing our systems for the breeding of the
polio virus. The most famous victim of polio was the Governor of
New York, Franklin D. Roosevelt. In 1931, during the annual polio
epidemic, Roosevelt officially endorsed a so-called "immune
serum,'' a precursor of the polio vaccines of the 1950s. It was
sponsored by Dr. Lindsly R. Williams, the son-in-law of the
managing partner of the investment bankers, Kidder Peabody. The
Rockefeller and Carnegie Foundations had urged the building of a
new medical edifice to be called the New York Academy of
Medicine. As was often the case, they did not provide the funds, but
planned the staging campaign whereby the public was induced to
contribute millions of dollars for it. Dr. Williams was then
appointed director of this Academy, despite the fact that his medical
abilities were a joke in New York.

Williams used this post to become the apostle of socialized
medicine in the United States, a goal which the Rockefeller
Medical Monopoly ardently desired, and which was finally achieved
when the Medicare program was adopted many years later. In reality,
as Dr. Emanuel Josephson pointed out, Williams stood for the political
 and commercial domination of the medical profession under a socialized system.

Roosevelt then announced his candidacy for the Presidency of
the United States, a post for which he seemed physically
disqualified. Because of his handicap, he had been unable to stand
or walk for many years. He conducted his business from a
wheelchair. It seemed incredible that he would be able to wage a
national campaign for the office of president. To allay these doubts,
Dr. Williams wrote an article which was published in Collier's
magazine, the second largest magazine in the United States at that
time. In this article, Dr. Williams certified that Governor Franklin
D. Roosevelt was physically and mentally fit to be President of the
United States. It was then bruited about that a new Cabinet post,
Secretary of Health, was to be created especially for Dr. Williams in
an upcoming Roosevelt Administration.

The "immune serum" against polio was known to be dangerous
and worthless when Roosevelt endorsed it. The National Health
Institute of the U.S. Public Health Service had experimented with
monkeys for three years, using this identical serum. The Institute
stated that a study of the serum had been made on the
recommendation of Dr. Simon Flexner, the head of the Institute. The
serum was then used, and many children died from it. The New
York State Commissioner of Health, Dr. Thomas Parran (who was
later appointed Surgeon General of the United States), who owed his
appointment to Dr. Williams' recommendation to Governor
Roosevelt, refused to hold hearings to validate the serum, while
Roosevelt continued to reap the rewards of "charity" from his Warm
Springs Foundation and his annual birthday balls celebrating the
polio epidemic.

In 1948, a Dr. Sandier, who was then serving as nutritional
expert at the U.S. Veterans Administration Hospital in Oteen, North
Carolina, became alarmed at the enormous amounts of heavily
sugared drinks, candy and other sweets which were being consumed
by children during the hot summer months, at the same time that the
polio became epidemic each year. He conducted tests which led him
to the conclusion that the children's consumption of sugar had a
direct relation to the virulence of the polio outbreaks. He then issued
an urgent warning to parents to ban consumption of any refined
sugar product, particularly candy, soft drinks and ice cream during
the summer months. The result of Dr. Sandler's campaign was that
the number of polio cases dropped in North Carolina 90% in a
single year, from 2,498 in 1948 to only 229 in 1949.

Aroused by the effect that Dr. Sandler's warning campaign had had
on their summer sales in North Carolina, the soft drink distributors and
the candy manufacturers came in the following year with a statewide
promotional campaign, featuring free samples and other promotions.

By 1950, the polio toll had risen once more to its 1948 level. What
happened to Dr. Sandier? A study of North Carolina publications
shows no further mention of him or his program.

Herbert M. Shelton wrote in 1938 in his book, "Exploitation of
Human Suffering," that "Vaccine is pus ~ either septic or inert ~ if
inert it will not take ~ if septic it produces infection." This explains
why some children have to go back and receive a second
inoculation, because the first one did not "take"—it was not
sufficiently poisonous, and did not infect the body. Shelton says that
the inoculations cause sleeping sickness, infantile paralysis,
haemoplagia or tetanus.

The Surgeon General of the United States, Leonard Scheele,
pointed out to the annual AMA convention in 1955 that "No batch
of vaccine can be proven safe before it is given to children.'' James
R. Shannon of the National Institute of Health declared that "The
only safe vaccine is a vaccine that is never used."

With the advent of Dr. Jonas Salk's polio vaccine in the 1950s
American parents were assured that the problem had been solved,
and that their children were now safe. The ensuing suits against the
drug manufacturers received little publicity. "David v. Wyeth Labs,"
a suit involving Type 3 Sabin Polio Vaccine, was judged in favor of
the plaintiff, David. A suit against Lederle Lab involving Orimune
Vaccine was settled in 1962 for $10,000. In two cases involving
Parke-Davis' Quadrigen, the product was found to be defective. In
1962, Parke-Davis halted all production of Quadrigen. The medical
loner, Dr. William Koch, declared that "The injection of any serum,
vaccine, or even penicillin has shown a very marked increase in the
incidence of polio, at least by 400%."

The Center for Disease Control stayed out of sight for some
time after the Great Swine Flu Massacre, only to emerge more
stridently than ever with a new national scare program on the
dangers of another plague, which was named "Legionnaires'
Disease" after an outbreak at the Bellevue Stratford Hotel in
Philadelphia. Apparently this virus multiplied in the air conditioning
and heating systems of some older hotels in large cities, probably
because the vents were never cleaned. In a few isolated instances, it
caused death to those who were afflicted. For some reason, these
victims were usually elderly Legionnaires, who had attended a
gathering at one of these hotels. As the older hotels were gradually
replaced by new, more modern motels, Legionnaires Disease quietly
faded away, without the Disease Control Center being able to bring
off another $135 million coup for the Rockefeller Medical

Polio vaccination has now been accepted as a fact of life by the
American public, which derives considerable comfort from the
gradual disappearance of the annual scare campaign at the beginning
of each summer. . . However, the Washington Post of January 26,
1988 featured a story which created some puzzling afterthoughts. It
was announced at a national conference held in Washington that all
cases of polio since 1979 had been caused by the polio vaccine. We
quote, "In fact, all the cases in America come from the vaccine. The
naturally occurring (or wild type) polio virus has not been shown to
cause a single case of polio in the United States since 1979." It was
to confront this unpleasant fact that the Institute of Medicine, under
contract to the U.S. Public Health Service, had convened a
committee in Washington to review the current use of polio vaccine.
You thought they would vote to discontinue it, perhaps? This would
be a logical conclusion. Unfortunately, logic plays no part in such
deliberations. The Post reported that "No radical change is expected.
'The status quo is very appealing,' “said conference chairman Dr.
Frederick Robbins, of Case Western Reserve University in

This story raises more questions than it answers. It also reveals
the wide gap between the medical mind and that of the layman. A
layman would say, "If all cases of polio in the United States since
1979 have been caused by the polio vaccine, isn't this a good reason
for discontinuing?" Such reasoning is always called "simplistic" by
our overeducated professionals. After all, one has to think of the
national economy, and of drug manufacturers geared up to the
continuous production of a vaccine for an epidemic which has
disappeared. Think of the unemployment, and the diminution of
dividends to the holders of stock in the Drug Trust. After all, most
of their income is donated to "charity." If you cannot see the logic of
this reasoning, you will never get a job with the U.S. Public Health

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