The Dangers of
The public is now getting lots of medical propaganda
about the eradication of smallpox through vaccination. But in
fact, the consensus among leading medical historians that have
studied the question have maintained that the eradication of the
zymotic, or "filth" diseases, like cholera, dysentery, typhus,
plague, in the past that are popularly attributed to mass
vaccination campaigns, had actually been due to improvements in
diet, hygiene, sanitary measures, non-medical public health laws,
and to a host of new non-medical technologies, like refrigeration,
faster transportation, removing horse manure from cities, and the
like (McKinlay, 1977; McKeown, 1979; Moberg & Cohen,
1991; Oppenheimer, 1992; Dubos, 1959).
The CDC reported (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly
Report, July 30, 1999, 48:621-628) that improvements in
sanitation, water quality, and hygiene had been the most important
factors in control of infectious diseases in the past century.
Although vaccines were mentioned, they were not included among the
One of the conclusions in Thomas McKeown's seminal
work, The Modern Rise of Populations (1976, also endorsed by
a Lancet editorial, 2/1/75), was that the decline in
mortality in the 18th and 19th centuries was essentially due to the
reduction in deaths from infectious diseases, and that it was not
the result of immunizations. Similar studies by scholars John
and Sonia McKinlay (1977) shows that almost all the increase in
human lifespan since the year 1900 is due to reductions in
infectious disease, with medical intervention (of all kinds)
accounting for only about 3 percent of that reduction.
According to World Health Statistics Annual, 1973-76, Vol.2,
"there has been a steady decline of infectious diseases in most
developing countries regardless of the percentage of immunizations
administered in these countries."
Before health agencies and schools of public health
were completely taken over by allopathic medicine, in the service of
their pharmaceutical cartel owners, the great legacy of the sanitary
reformers -- Max von Penttenkofer, James T. Briggs, Dr. John Snow,
Edwin Chadwick, Florence Nightingale, Dr. Southwood Smith, et al.
was that they were able to eradicate cholera, yellow fever,
tuberculosis, typhus, typhoid, scarlet fever, diptheria, whooping
cough, measles, and the bubonic plague long before vaccinations were
developed or routinely used.
Not only had poor sanitation and nutrition lain the
foundation for disease, it was also compulsory smallpox vaccination
campaigns in the late 19th and early 20th centuries that played a
major role in decimating the populations of Japan (48,000 deaths),
England and Wales (44,840 deaths, after 97 percent of the population
had been vaccinated), Scotland, Ireland, Sweden, Switzerland,
Holland, Italy, India (3 million -- all vaccinated), Australia,
Germany (124,000 deaths), Prussia (69,000 deaths -- all
re-vaccinated), and the Philippines. The epidemics ended in
cities where smallpox vaccinations were either discontinued or never
begun, and also after sanitary reforms were instituted (most notably
in Munich -- 1880, Leicester -- 1878, Barcelona -- 1804, Alicante --
1827, India -- 1906, etc).
In many nations, mortalities from smallpox hadn't
begun to decline until the citizenry revolted against compulsory
smallpox vaccination laws. For example, the town of Leicester
from 1878 to 1898 stood in stark contrast to the rest of England,
where thousands were dying from the aggressive half-century-old
government mandatory immunization campaigns.
By 1907, the Vaccination Acts of England were
repealed, with the help of some of the world's preeminent scientists
who had turned staunchly against vaccination: Alfred Russell
Wallace (one of the founders of modern evolutionary biology and
zoogeography, and co-discoverer with Charles Darwin of the Theory of
Natural Selection), Charles Creighton (Britain's most learned
epidemiologist and medical historian), William Farr (epidemiologist
and medical statistician, first to describe how seasonal epidemics
rise and fall -- known today as Farr's Law"), and the renowned Dr.
Edgar M. Crookshank, Professor of Bacteriology and Comparative
Pathology in King's College, London, and author of the scathing
scientific critique of vaccination, The History and Pathology of
Vaccination (1889). But before the law was amended in 1898
to include a conscientious exemption clause, an average of 2,000
parents per year were jailed and prosecuted -- some repeatedly --
for resisting vaccination. Large numbers went to prison in
default of paying fines. Hundreds had their homes and
By 1919, England and Wales had become one of the
least vaccinated countries, and had only 28 deaths from smallpox,
out of a population of 37.8 million people. By contrast,
during that same year, out of a population of 10 million -- all
triply vaccinated over the prior 6 years -- the Philippine Islands
registered 47,368 deaths from smallpox. The epidemic came
after the culmination of a ruthless 15-year compulsory vaccination
campaign by the U.S., in which the native population -- young and
old -- were forcibly vaccinated (several times), literally against
their will. In a speech condemning the smallpox vaccine
reprinted in the Congressional Record of 12/21/37, William
Howard Hay, M.D. said, "... the Philippines suffered the worst
attack of smallpox, the worst epidemic three times over, that had
ever occurred in the history of the islands, and it was almost three
times as fatal. The death rate ran as high as 60 percent in
certain areas, where formerly it had been 10 and 15 percent."
In the province of Rizal, for example, smallpox mortalities
increased from an average 3 percent (before vaccination) to 67
percent during 1918 and 1919. All told, after 10 years
(1911-1920) of a compulsory U.S. program which administered 25
million vaccinations to the Philippine population of 10 million,
there had been 170,000 cases, and more than 75,000 deaths from
Inducing the public to clamor for smallpox vaccines
for every American will lead to a repeat of the aforementioned
tragic events. In many additional cases the sickness, injuries
and deaths commonly attributed to the microbe were actually due,
wholly or in part, to the poisoning effects of vaccination
campaigns: from the worldwide influenza epidemic of 1918-19
that killed 20 million following the administration of anti-typhoid
inoculations, to the 1976 Swine flu "epidemic" (among hogs!) that
permanently crippled a "meager" few thousand Americans with
Guillain-Barré syndrome following an ill-advised national
vaccination program. Paralytic diseases have been recorded
hundreds of years ago. But epidemic numbers had not appeared
until the latter part of the 19th century, right after compulsory
smallpox vaccination was instituted.
Key points in both of these articles are as follows:
Vaccination has not been
a useful technique of protection from all disease.
Improved sanitation and
nutrition protects from disease and lengthens life.
Smallpox has been
worsened by vaccination repeatedly in history.
professionals oppose compulsory vaccinations for good reason.
have other goals than the protection of public health.
Please inform yourself and your loved ones about the
commercial realities driving modern medicine, and public health
policies today. Then teach a few others.
The True History Of Smallpox
In England, compulsory vaccination against smallpox
was first introduced in 1852, yet in the period 1857 to 1859, a
smallpox epidemic killed 14,244 people. In 1863 to 1865, a
second epidemic claimed 20,059 lives. In 1867, a more
stringent compulsory vaccination law was passed and those who evaded
vaccination were prosecuted. After an intensive four-year
effort to vaccinate the entire population between the ages of 2 and
50, the Chief Medical Officer of England announced in May 1871 that
97.5 percent had been vaccinated. In the following year, 1872,
England experienced its worst-ever smallpox epidemic, which claimed
44,840 lives. Between 1871 and 1880, during the period of
compulsory vaccination, the death rate from smallpox leapt from 28
to 46 per 100,000 population.
Writing in the British Medical Journal (Jan.
21, 1928 p.116), Dr. L. Parry questioned the vaccination statistics,
which revealed a higher death rate amongst the vaccinated than the
unvaccinated, and asked the questions:
"How is it that smallpox is five times as likely
to be fatal in the vaccinated as in the unvaccinated? "How
is it that in some of our most highly vaccinated towns -- for
example, Bombay and Calcutta -- smallpox is rife, whilst in some
of our most poorly vaccinated towns, such as Leicester, it is
almost unknown? How is it that something like 80 percent of
the cases admitted into the Metropolitan Asylums Board smallpox
hospitals have been vaccinated, whilst only 20 percent have not
"How is it that in Germany -- the best-vaccinated
country in the world -- there are more deaths in proportion to the
population than in England? For example, in 1919, there were
28 deaths in England, 707 In Germany; in 1920, 30 deaths in
England, 354 In Germany. In Germany in 1919, there were
5,012 cases of smallpox with 707 deaths; in England in 1925,
there were 5,363 cases of smallpox, with 6 deaths. What is
In Scotland, between 1855-1875, over 9,000 children
under 5 died of smallpox despite Scotland being, at that time, one
of the most vaccinated countries in the world. In 1907 to
1919, with only a third of the children vaccinated, only 7 smallpox
deaths were recorded for children under 5 years of age.
In Germany, in the years 1870-1871, over 1,000,000
people had smallpox, of which 120,000 died. 96 percent of
these had been vaccinated. An address sent to the governments
of the various German states from Bismarck, the Chancellor of
Germany, contained the following comment: "the hopes placed in the
efficacy of the cowpox virus as preventative of smallpox have proved
In the Philippines, prior to U.S. takeover in 1905,
case mortality from smallpox was about 10%. In 1905, following
the commencement of systematic vaccination enforced by the U.S.
government, an epidemic occurred where the case mortality ranged
from 25% to 50% in different parts of the islands. In
1918-1919 with over 95 percent of the population vaccinated, the
worst epidemic in the Philippines’ history occurred resulting in a
case mortality of 65 percent. The highest percentage occurred
in the capital, Manila, the most thoroughly vaccinated place.
The lowest percentage occurred in Mindanao, the least vaccinated
place, owing to religious prejudices. Dr. V. de Jesus,
Director of Health, stated that the 1918-1919 smallpox epidemic
resulted in 60,855 deaths. The 1920 Report of the
Philippines Health Service contains the following indictment of
the vaccination campaign:
"From the time in which smallpox was practically
eradicated in the city of Manila, to the year 1918 (about 9 years)
in which the epidemic appears -- certainly in one of its severest
forms -- hundreds after hundreds of thousands of people were
yearly vaccinated, with the most unfortunate result that the 1918
epidemic looks, prima facie, as a flagrant failure of the classic
immunization towards future epidemics."
In Japan in 1885, 13 years after compulsory
vaccination commenced there in 1872, a law was passed requiring
re-vaccination every seven years. From 1886 to 1892,
25,474,370 revaccinations were recorded in Japan. Yet during
this same period, Japan had 156,175 cases of smallpox with 38,979
deaths, representing a case mortality of nearly 25 percent. In
1896, the Japanese Parliament passed another act requiring every
Japanese resident to be vaccinated and re-vaccinated every 5 years.
Between 1889 and 1908, there were 171,611 smallpox cases with 47,919
deaths -- a case mortality of 30 percent. This case mortality
exceeds the smallpox death rate of the pre-vaccination period when
nobody was vaccinated. It is noteworthy that Australia at this
time -- one of the least-vaccinated countries in the world for
smallpox -- had only three smallpox cases in 15 years, in comparison
with Japan's record of 165,775 cases and 28,979 deaths, in merely a
6-year period of compulsory vaccination and re-vaccination.
In an article, "Vaccination In Italy", which
appeared in the New York Medical Journal, July 1899, Charles
Rauta, Professor of Hygiene and Material Medical in the University
of Perguia, Italy, wrote:
"Italy is one of the best-vaccinated countries in
the world, if not the best of all. For twenty years before
1885, our nation was vaccinated in the proportion of 98.5 percent.
Notwithstanding, the epidemics of smallpox that we have had have
been something so frightful that nothing before the invention of
vaccination could equal them. During 1887, we had 16,249
deaths from smallpox; in 1888, we had 18,110, and in 1889,
"Vaccination is a monstrosity; a misbegotten
offspring of error and ignorance. It should have no place in
either hygiene or medicine. Believe not in vaccination;
it is a world-wide delusion, an unscientific practice, a fatal
superstition with consequences measured today by tears and sorrow
From his book, The Vaccination Superstition,
J.W. Hodge, M.D., ex-Public Vaccinator of Lockport, New York wrote:
"After a careful consideration of the history of
vaccination gleaned from an impartial and comprehensive study of
vital statistics, and pertinent data from every reliable source,
and after an experience derived from having vaccinated 31,000
subjects, I am firmly convinced that vaccination cannot be shown
to have any logical relation to the diminution of cases of
"Vaccination does not protect; it actually
renders its subjects more susceptible by depressing vital power
and diminishing natural resistance, and millions of people have
died of smallpox which they contracted after being vaccinated."
In the USA, June 25th, 1937, Dr. William Howard Hay
addressed the Medical Freedom Society regarding the Lemke Bill to
abolish compulsory vaccination. He stated:
"I have thought many times of all the insane
things we have advocated in medicine, that one of the most insane
was to insist on the vaccination of children, or anybody else, for
the prevention of smallpox when, as a matter of fact, we are never
able to prove that vaccination saved one man from smallpox.
"I know of one epidemic of smallpox comprising
nine hundred and some cases, in which 95 percent of the infected
had been vaccinated, and most of them recently.
"It is now thirty years since I have been
confining myself to the treatment of chronic disease. I have
run across so many histories of children who had never seen a sick
day until they were vaccinated, and who have never seen a well day
"In England, where statistics are kept a little
more frankly and accurately and above-board than in this country
(USA), the actual official records show three times as many deaths
directly from vaccinations, as there were from smallpox for the
past twenty-one years. I will guarantee that there are three
times as many deaths that were not recorded, that are directly
traceable to vaccinations. That doesn't take into account
the many many cases of encephalitis or sleeping sickness, and of
this or that form of degeneration, that occurs as the result of
"It is nonsense to think that you can inject pus
-- and it is usually from the pustule end of the dead smallpox
victim -- it is unthinkable that you can inject that into a little
child and in any way improve its health. What is true of
vaccination is exactly as true of all forms of serum immunization,
so called, if we could by any means build up a natural resistance
to disease through these artificial means, I would applaud it to
the echo, but we can't do it.
"The body has its own methods of defense.
These depend on the vitality of the body at the time. If it
is vital enough, it will resist all infections; if it isn't vital
enough, it won't. And you can't change the vitality of the
body for the better by introducing poison of any kind into it."
According to the official figures of the Register
General of England, only 109 children (under 5) in England and Wales
died of smallpox in the twenty-three years ending December 1933.
But 270 died of vaccinations in the same period in these two
countries. Between 1934 and 1961, not one smallpox death was
recorded, and yet during this same period, 115 children under 5
years of age died as a result of the smallpox vaccination.
This ultimately forced the government to repeal the Vaccination Act
The situation was just as bad in the USA. An
article in the July 1969 issue of Prevention Magazine stated
that 300 children in the USA died from the complications of smallpox
vaccine since 1948. Yet during that same period there was not
one reported case of smallpox in the country. In October 1971,
Dr. Samuel Katz, Duke University Medical Centre, speaking at the
annual meeting of the American Academy of Pediatrics, said that an
average of six to nine individuals die each year from smallpox
vaccinations. Authorities eventually abandoned the vaccine, as
Dr. Archie Kalokerinos of Australia points out:
"About 10 to 15 years ago, some of my colleagues
in the United States gave me some very interesting information.
They said that smallpox vaccination had been stopped, not because
smallpox had been wiped out, but because they were having trouble
with the vaccine. They would vaccinate an individual and
that individual would give active smallpox to a contact. The
whole thing was out of control and they weren't game to use it."
This is probably why Professor Ari Zuckerman, a
member of the World Health Organization's advisory panel on viruses
has stated, "Immunization against smallpox is more hazardous than
the disease itself."
Even the British Medical Journal (1/5/1976)
stated: "It is now accepted that the risks of routine smallpox
vaccination outweigh those of natural infection in Britain."
"Unless we put medical freedom into the
Constitution, the time will come when medicine will organize into
an undercover dictatorship ... To restrict the art of healing to
one class of men and deny equal privileges to others, will
constitute the Bastille of medical science."
-- Benjamin Rush, M.D.
Signatory to the Declaration of Independence
Physician to George Washington
"If humanity is to pass safely through its present
crisis on earth, it will be because a majority of individuals are
now doing their own thinking."
-- Buckminster Fuller
Reproduced with permission from Vaccination: The
"Hidden" Facts by Ian Sinclair, 5 Ivy St, Ryde NSW 2112, Australia.
Ph (015) 294 817.
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