A Book Review by Jeffrey Dach MD
Polio vaccination workers in Pakistan are a favorite target of militants who have been killing them off for years now. Perhaps these AK-47 wielding gunmen have read Dr. Humphries’ excellent book on vaccine illusions, which pulls back the curtain to reveal the ugly truth about infectious disease and vaccines.
Firstly establishing the historical record of abysmal sanitation and living conditions at the turn of the century, and secondly reviewing the mortality data from infectious disease in the public record, Dr Suzanne Humphries makes a compelling argument that infectious disease was conquered by improved sanitation and nutrition, and not by vaccination programs which were either ineffective, or actually increased the mortality.
One by one, smallpox, diphtheria, whooping cough, measles, and polio are all reviewed, and the historical record carefully examined. In the polio chapter you will find the connection between polio and DDT and arsenic exposure. A graph of DDT industrial production superimposed over polio mortality bears a striking exact correlation. Also, you will read about the role of the courageous Sister Kenny who devised a successful treatment for the children with paralyzed limbs which was bitterly opposed by mainstream orthopedic surgeons. You will learn that polio was never really conquered. You may recall the terrifying images of heart lung machines of the 1950’s graphically displayed by the March of Dimes polio advertisements in magazines. These are gone. They have been replaced by modern respirators, and polio has been renamed acute flaccid paralysis.
Dr Suzanne Humphries is a board certified nephrologist and a very smart woman. When her kidney patients were thrown into renal failure after routine flu vaccinations administered upon entry to the hospital, her pleas to spare her patients were rebuffed. She had requested that her patients not be vaccinated until hospital discharge. This was the turning point, after which, her colleagues, doctors on staff at the hospital, and administrators regarded her with suspicion, as anti-vaccination. Apparently, that’s all it takes to be regarded as a pariah, scorned and outcast-ed. Perhaps this book is a form of revenge, an acute lesson for the mediocre pro-vaccine colleagues who opposed her.
If you grew up and live in the US, then you have been indoctrinated to believe vaccination to be effective in the prevention of infectious disease, and to have minimal adverse side effects. Be prepared to have those illusions shattered by this unique book which is a monument of scholarly work on this topic, and deserves multiple re-readings. The care and detail of the documentation is intentional and overwhelming. My congratulations to the authors for a job well done. You might also find interesting, Confessions of a Medical Heretic by Robert S. Mendelsohn MD. He was an early pioneer in the anti-vaccination movement and also my medical school adviser.
Dissolving Illusions: Disease, Vaccines, and The Forgotten History
by Suzanne Humphries MD. on Amazon.
Articles with Related Interest:
Here is a video presentation by Dr. Suzanne Humphries speaking Association for Natural Health Conference on Polio Vaccine Feb, 2013:
Next listen to a Radio interview about her new book, Aug 2013:
October 2013 Alan Phillips Blog Talk Radio with Dr Meyer Eisenstein Interviews Suzanne Humphries MD about her back ground and her book.
Jeffrey Dach MD
Update 4/14 radio show with both Drs Suzanne Humphries and Tetyana Obukhanych Interview :
Links and References:
1) More Articles on GreenMedInfo By Suzanne Humphries
3) Dissolving Illusions: Disease, Vaccines, and The Forgotten History Paperback by Suzanne Humphries MD (Author)
Dr. Suzanne Humphries: New Israeli polio vaccine campaign is not science-based. Posted on August 29, 2013 by The Refusers
International Medical Council on Vaccination August 27, 2013
5) Not everyone agrees with Dr Humphries:
Dorit Rubinstein Reiss Suzanne Humphries’ bad advice on the Polio vaccine September 1, 2013. Who is Dorit Rubinstein Reiss ? Some say she is a Lawyer and Professional Pro-Vaccine Blogger . More on this.
Mother in Israel’s Guide to the Polio Vaccine Campaign
August 25, 2013 by Hannah Katsman
7) A Mom talks About Measles Vaccination
Thanks, Pharma. You created the “anti-vaccine movement”.
Posted on March 14, 2014 by gianelloni
8) Measles Outbreak in 98% highly vaccinated population.
Am J Public Health. 1987 April; 77(4): 434–438.
Measles outbreak in a vaccinated school population: epidemiology, chains of transmission and the role of vaccine failures.
B M Nkowane, S W Bart, W A Orenstein, and M Baltier
The largest measles epidemic in North America in a decade—Quebec, Canada, 2011: Contribution of susceptibility, serendipity and super-spreading events on elimination. author: Gaston De Serres, Institut National de Santé Publique du Québec
Dr. Tetyana Obukhanych, Ph.D. in Immunology speaking in Kelowna, March 2013.The topic is the effect of vaccines on immunity. Dr. Obukhanych is the author of Vaccine Illusion, articulates a view on vaccination that radically challenges mainstream assumptions and theories.
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