by Dr. Mark Sircus, Ac., OMD, DM (P)
Director International Medical Veritas Association
Doctor of Oriental and Pastoral Medicine
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The International Medical Veritas Association (IMVA) was founded upon the idea that reforms are urgently needed in medicine. The IMVA seeks to initiate a climate of change in basic health care, working to merge truths from diverse medical systems. The goal is to create a new form of medicine that will be more effective than could otherwise be achieved by separate systems alone. The number of people in the United States who die iatrogenic [i] deaths is estimated by Dr. Barbara Starfield [ii] to be approximately 225,000 to 284,000 a year, which included 106,000 deaths from properly prescribed medicine. These are considered avoidable deaths occurring at the hands of doctors in hospitals. Gary Null Ph.D. and his medical colleagues [iii] estimate the iatrogenic death figures much higher -786,000 by including outpatient deaths estimated at 199,000 (noted but not included by Starfield), and other categories of iatrogenic deaths like malnutrition perpetuated in hospitals, bedsores and infections -108,000, 115,000, and 88,000 respectively. The high end of these numbers represents 6 jumbo jets falling out of the sky each and every day and that is just for the population in America.
In children there are many unexplained deaths that are classified as either Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) or Shaken Baby Syndrome, where the last thing medical officials concede is the possibility that mercury and other toxins in vaccines are the cause. Thus there are other deaths that can be laid at the feet of the medical profession that are not counted in the above statistics. This is most controversial for we have many areas where deaths are not considered iatrogenic when they actually are. Notably, the high toxicity of chemotherapy and anti viral medication cause many deaths that are not counted since death is always attributed to the disease not to the highly dangerous treatment protocols. A great factor to consider also in counting iatrogenic deaths is the fact that many iatrogenic death and disease go unreported. The FDA and the American College of Physicians and Surgeons believe the majority of adverse drug or surgical events never get reported because doctors are afraid they will get sued if they report an error. According to Dr. David Kessler, former head of the Food and Drug Administration, "Only about 1 percent of serious events [adverse drug reactions] are reported to the FDA." [iv]
The general rule of thumb presently used though is between 10%[v] to 20% percent of serious events getting reported. Thus the above numbers represent conservative figures, not figments of imagination. On a world wide level it is anyone's guess what the actual numbers are. It might be fair to just multiply by about twenty (scaling for populations percentages) yielding about 15 million deaths or 120 jumbo jets falling per day instead of six. The international numbers though could be a magnitude order higher due to special factors and considerations. [vi] The production of disease by the prescriptions of physicians is what is usually meant by iatrogenic disease. Iatrogenic disease is more difficult to count but the specific case of mercury poisoning gives us a window onto the hidden dimensions of what is a medical nightmare in progress. Despite the growing evidence to a causal link between mercury and neurological disorders, such as autism, attention deficit disorder, language delay, and learning difficulties, which are being reported on a world wide basis to be rising dramatically, [vii], [viii], [ix] the Institute of Medicine (IOM) [x] and the CDC, [xi] and a long string of other medical organizations [xii] are certifying mercury, one of the most toxic chemicals known to man, as being safe for use in vaccines.
And they continue to do that even as they alert the public to a pandemic that has one child in 166 being diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders and as many as one in six children diagnosed with a developmental disorder and or with behavior problems. [xiii] This means that out of the 4 million born each year in the United States approximately 24,000 will be devastated with autism whose cause is being increasing blamed on mercury poisoning. And perhaps as many as 600,000 children with mild to severe learning disorders, which in part or in whole caused by the neurological destruction of brain cells that mercury is proven to precipitate. According to Dr. Mark Geier, who has studied the CDC's own data, "Kids who received 100 micrograms of thimerosal were over ten times more likely to have autism than the kids who received no mercury containing vaccines". Dr. Geier and his son David Geier calculated the overall neurodevelopment damage that can be sourced to mercury toxicity to be approximately 2,402,505 cases. [xiv] A careful reading of the published medical research clearly demonstrates that all sensible concern for published scientific research regarding the toxicity of mercury has been cast aside exposing the entire world's population to grave unwarranted harm. [xv]
Mercury is a cumulative poison, and used with other toxic substances in medicine, like aluminium, antibiotics, and formaldehyde, create lethal and semi-lethal cocktails that damage human life. As each year passes scientists in laboratories around the world are showing that mercury poisoning is creating a wide swath of iatrogenic disease. Tragedies are evident in many areas, including the harm caused by food additives, preservatives, pesticides, water fluoridation, cancer and AIDS treatments, anti-depressive medications and other drugs having only marginal, if any, benefit. Many scientists and doctors have analyzed the dangers embedded in the health care system in general and concur that the current health care system is broken. Some eminent physicians high in the medical establishment like Dr. Donald Berwick, a Harvard trained physician who is a professor at both Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health, conclude that nothing short of a medical revolution, that focuses on eliminating the danger, waste, confusion, and arrogance of modern medicine will do. [xvi]
Some people believe that every drug is a poison and every dose of every drug produces disease. When we look, for example, at the fact that all forms of aspirin lead to approximately fifteen thousand deaths a year, we can begin to see that there is a basic truth spoken about drugs and the disease they create. All drugs do have side effects that create collateral damages to human organisms that in the extreme lead to death and chronic disease. This paper concerns drugs and dental products of high toxicity, specifically vaccines containing thimerosal and dental amalgams, both which are approximately fifty percent mercury by weight. Western medicine has been particularly blind to some very important aspects of healthy living according to Gary Null Ph.D. and is medical associates. "1) Stress and how it adversely affects the immune system and life process. 2) Insufficient exercise; 3) excessive caloric intake; 4) highly processed and denatured foods grown in denatured and chemically-damaged soil; 5) exposure to tens of thousands of environmental toxins." [xvii]
Medical science and the medical establishment have a difficult time dealing in a forthright way with both iatrogenic death and disease and this is illustrated clearly when they define the most toxic substances as being safe no matter what evidence is put before them. It is the inability to see the effects of chronic, low level toxicities on human health that has been, and remains, our greatest failing as intelligent beings.
Boyd Haley, PhD, Chairman of Chemistry Dept., University of Kentucky
Though mercury is not the only toxic material medicine tolerates in its products we pick on mercury for several principle reasons. First it is one of the most toxic substances known to mankind. Second it is commonly placed only inches from the brain in most people's mouths, and thirdly, because it is injected, via the childhood immunization schedule, directly into the bodies of babies starting from the first day of life. The American Iatrogenic Association is devoted to the study and reporting of medical errors that lead to disease and death. But they also believe that approved medical practices have led to many cases of iatrogenic disease and death. The common use of mercury in medicine and dentistry provides us with a prime example of an approved and commonly used medical and dental practice that hurts people in significant ways.
Mercury, which has been removed from most other medical products, is still endorsed by the world's dental organizations and its presence in thimerosal, a compound used in vaccines, is endorsed by the World Health Organization. What follows, in laymen's language, is a sweeping picture of a chemical nightmare that has occurred because medical and dental authorities have thrown to the wind the sound reasoning of unbiased and reputable scientists, who deal with toxicology, pathology, pharmacology and cell biology, thus exposing uncountable millions of adults and children around the world to serious injury, death, and lifelong mental impairment. [xviii] The first chapter exposes one of the greatest mistakes made by modern medical science, the practice of injecting thimerosal (mercury) into the bodies of newborns and infant toddlers via the childhood immunization schedule. The second chapter deals with how doctors compound the problem with the practice of injecting as many as nine vaccines into a child during a single office visit. This increases the amount of dangerous chemical compounds simultaneously mixed together and the amount of mercury a child will receive in one sitting.
The third chapter probes the dental professions use of mercury based amalgam dental fillings and the serious damage that comes from constantly leaking amalgam that spill vaporous mercury into the oral cavity. [xix] [xx] [xxi] [xxii] We will find dentists contributing greatly to the mercury poisoning of the human race through the use of materials, that when removed from the mouth, are considered highly dangerous toxic waste by the Environmental Protection Agency and must be handled in a certain way to protect dental office personnel from mercury poisoning. Many dentists know of the dangers of removal and recommend leaving the amalgams in, believing it is healthier to maintain toxic waste dumps in human mouths. Mercury has been appropriately removed from all other medical products except these, for it is one of the most toxic and dangerous elements known to mankind. [xxiii] Dr Andrew Wakefield, the British gastroenterologist whose research in 1998 raised the first fears that the MMR combined jab could be linked to children developing autism, says about the thimerosal, "It should never have been there in the first place.
Despite how they try to sell it, there is evidence that there is an association between mercury in vaccines and childhood disorders. Mercury was taken out of animal vaccinations 20 years ago because it was too toxic. Why on earth have we still been putting it in jabs for our children?" If we choose to live with atrocious medical behaviors, as is suggested by medical authorities in the US and elsewhere around the world, who see no problem using highly poisonous materials, we can doubt the future direction of civilization and certainly the protective paternal nature of government and medical organizations. To deliberately inject poisons into newborn babies for reason (or no reason) [xxiv] [xxv] is not justifiable under any circumstances. And to continue to use toxic materials for fillings in teeth, when alternatives are now available, is appalling. Heavy metal exposure during early development is associated with impaired neurological and cognitive function. [xxvi] [xxvii]
Dr. M. Waly, Department of Pharmaceutical Science, Northeastern University
Though all is quiet in regards to the amalgam issue lawmakers in the United States are in open rebellion against medical authorities at the CDC, the pharmaceutical companies, and the World Health Organization, which all still favor the use of thimerosal (mercury) even though many researchers are presenting its grave dangers. Presently Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska and Kansas have all presented legislation to ban thimerosal in childhood vaccines, and in April of 2004, federal congressman Dr. Dave Weldon and Congresswoman Carolyn Murphy from New York introduced legislation to ban mercury from vaccines at the federal level. [xxviii] Though there is a firestorm sweeping the halls of science, board rooms in pharmaceutical companies, a conflagration that is reaching the steps of the congress in Washington, with over four thousand cases of vaccine poisoning pending, in the third world the issue is not being discussed and as such children in most countries are being injected with full strength doses of mercury under the auspices of the World Health Organization.
Any competent biochemist would look at the structure of thimerosal and identify it as a potent enzyme inhibitor. What is surprising is that the appropriate animal and laboratory testing was not done on the vaccines containing thimerosal (and aluminum) before the government embarked on a mandated vaccine program that exposed infants to the levels of thimerosal that occurred.
Dr. Boyd E. Haley
Mercury poisoning is the hidden disaster of public health and goes undiagnosed simply because of the stubborn intransigence of health officials that seem to be only worried about mercury in fish. From Alzheimer's disease, to a devastating lineup of other neurological diseases including Parkinson's, ALS, MS, autism and AD - mercury is known to be a potent neurotoxicant that either is the prime cause of such disorders or certainly is seen to exacerbate these neurological diseases. [xxix]
If there is "any doubt whatsoever" about the safety of mercury in vaccines then it should be removed.
Professor John Oxford, Queen Mary's School of Medicine and Dentistry
Take a single case of intense mercury poisoning in a child, a case where they have suffered from intense stripping of tubulin from the axon structure, or what is commonly known as demyelinating disorders [xxx], and you are talking about a child who will live in a state of perpetual agony incomprehensible to most people. No one knows today what percentage of demyelinating diseases are directly caused by mercury poisoning from vaccines but if we trust in basic chemistry and the efforts of researchers around the world we can believe it to be quite high. Thus the many diseases [xxxi] listed by Andrew Cutler, who has a PhD in chemistry from Princeton, that could be caused by mercury poisoning, leads us to suspect a vast source of iatrogenic disease that outpaces all other forms of iatrogenic suffering and death.
The catastrophe with mercury poisoning has been a slowly escalating phenomenon that broke through a certain barrier in the past decade and now stands clear as a visible trend to basic scientists who have become increasing alarmed, especially as public health officials have stonewalled them. What we have is a human disaster unequalled in the history of the human race in progress and a medical establishment pretending that nothing is happening. What we have is the biggest iatrogenic catastrophe that has ever happened.
Dr. Mark Geier
In regards to mercury in vaccines. In reality medicine has come up with many disease categories, diagnostic labels that simply hide the truth. Autism is actually a deflection, a way of denying the very simple truth that most of these children have been poisoned by the use of mercury in medicine and dental products, as well as by a long list of toxins flooding the environment. Yes there are complicating factors that need to be discussed in depth, but as the latest information from California shows, as mercury levels in vaccines are being reduced there, new reports of autism are declining. [xxxii] The largest and most unethical medical experiment in history is still on though; our children have been and continue to be the guinea pigs of the western medical establishment. Beyond all reason we find both medical and dental science supporting the extensive use of mercury denying each and every indication that they are doing great harm.
[i] Mosbys Medical Dictionary 5th Ed. 1998 states: IATROGENIC [Gk.,iatros, physician, genein, to produce], caused by treatment or diagnostic procedures. An iatrogenic disorder is a condition caused by medical personnel or procedures or through exposure to the environment of a health care facility, including fears instilled in patients by remarks or questions of examining physicians. See also: 'nosocomial', (iatrogenesis, iatrogeny, n.) Within the orthodox medical community, the reference to iatrogenic illness is most frequently focussed upon iatrogeny due to errors of judgement, administration, etc. by medical practitioners, whilst carrying out their tasks: the focus being errors that are made because tasks and judgements of the individual practitioners, nurses etc. are erroneous. IMVA sees a much expanded definition, whereby the medical knowledge itself that is presently held as correct and sacrosanct by the medical orthodoxy is, nevertheless, not itself immune to the charge of causing iatrogenic illness.
[ii] Starfield, Barbara. Is US Health Really the Best in the World? JAMA, July 26,2000-Vol 284, No 4
[iii] Null Gary, Dean Carolyn, Feldman, Martin, Rasio, Debora, Smith, Dorothy. Death by Medicine. Nov 2003 - Nutrition Institute of America.
[iv]Remarks by David Kessler, M.D. Medwatch Health Professionals Meeting May 4, 1993 "Yet even though reports from health professionals are critical to protecting the public health, the unfortunate fact is that most practitioners do not think to report adverse events or product problems that might be associated with medications, devices or other products regulated by the FDA. One survey found that barely half of physicians were even aware that FDA had a reporting program. And according to one study, only one percent of serious events are reported to the Agency. Meanwhile, up to 11 percent of hospital admissions may be due to drug reactions, one review article concluded."
[v] The FDA estimates that only about 10% of adverse reactions are reported (Reported by KM Severyn, R.Ph.D. in the Dayton Daily News, May 28, 1993. Ohio Parents for Vaccine Safety, 251 Ridgeway Dr., Dayton, OH 45459), a figure supported by two NVIC investigations (NVIC, "Investigative Report on the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System").
[vi] Dr. Ali Al-Bayati, pathologist and toxicologist, believes that much of the collapse we are seeing in the immune systems of the African people (AIDS) is actually being provoked by malnutrition and starvation, not by the HIV virus. Secondly these vast populations of malnourished people are being subjected to repeated vaccination campaigns, which their immune systems have no way of supporting. Any physician worth their weight in salt would tell you it is counter indicated to give shots to a child who has a bad cold or flu for reactions that hurt even a healthy child can devastate one with a compromised immune system. Populations weakened by hunger and malnutrition are much weaker than people with colds or the flu so vaccinations are completely counter indicated. The large number of vaccines given to children is causing damage in the U.S., but much less than in Africa, since they have the combined affects of vaccines in the Tale of Two Hammers -
[vii] Yeargin-Allsopp M, Rice C, Karapurkar T, Doernberg N, Boyle C, Murphy C. Prevalence of autism in a US metropolitan area. JAMA 2003; 289: 49-55. PubMed
[viii] M.I.N.D Institute. Report to the Legislature on the Principal Findings from the Epidemiology of Autism in California: A Comprehensive Pilot Study. UC Davis: Sacramento, CA, 2002.
[ix] Chakrabarti S, Fombonne E. Pervasive developmental disorders in preschool children. JAMA 2001; 285: 3093-3099. Article PubMed
[x] Institute of Medicine - Immunization Safety Review: Vaccines and Autism - May 17,2004 http://www.iom.edu/Reports/2004/Immunization-Safety-Review-Vaccines-and-Autism.aspx
[xi] Center of Disease Control - http://www.cdc.gov
[xii] The AMA, the AAP, WHO, UNICEF, the UM and every other medical organization, except the IMVA (International Medical Veritas Association) accepts and publishes on their Internet sites the final decision of the IOM and the CDC.
[xiii] Autism Alarm. CDC & AAP alert.
[xiv] Gier, D. Letter to Hillary Clinton. March 22, 2003
[xv]The Centers for Disease Control and the American Academy of Pediatrics have issued a statement asserting, "the available scientific evidence has not shown thimerosal-containing vaccines to be harmful." Their statement is false and totally misleading. Following are some of the scientific studies that demonstrate thimerosal, a mercury-containing substance that is used as a preservative, to be harmful and to be a highly probably causal factor in autism. Note that these studies are consistently ignored in the medical establishment's publications claiming that there is no evidence for vaccine-caused autism.
1 Bernard S, Enayati A, Redwood L, Roger H, Binstock T. Autism: a novel form of mercury poisoning. Med. Hypotheses. 2001 Apr;56(4):462-71. PMID: 11339848
2 Geier DA, Geier MR. An assessment of the impact of thimerosal on childhood neurodevelopmental disorders. Pediatr Rehabil. 2003 Apr-Jun;6(2):97-102. PMID: 14534046
3 Geier MR, Geier DA. Neurodevelopmental disorders after thimerosal-containing vaccines: a brief communication. Exp Biol Med (Maywood). 2003Jun;228(6):660-4. PMID: 12773696
4 Geier & Geier. Parents' worries about thimerosal in vaccines are well founded! http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/cgi/eletters/112/6/1394
5 David Baskin, M.D. et al. Thimerosal induces DNA breaks, caspase-3 activation, membrane damage, and cell death in cultured human neurons and fibroblasts. Toxicol Sci. 2003 Aug;74(2):361-8. Epub 2003 May 28. PMID: 12773768
6 Mady Hornig, M.D Etiologic factors and pathogenesis of autism: evidence from clinical studies and animal models. IOM presentation, Feb 9 2004 Audio only: http://www.iom.edu/view.asp?id=19108
7 Richard C. Deth, Ph.D. Effects of Mercury on Methionine Synthase: Implications for Disordered Methylation in Autism DAN! 2003 Philadelphia - http://www.autismwebsite.com/ARI/dan/deth.htm
8 Richard C. Deth, Ph.D. A Link Between Thimerosal and the Brain: Can Vaccines Affect Central Nervous System Function? Molecular Psychiatry 2004, Volume 9.
9 Vojdani A, Pangborn JB et al. Infections, toxic chemicals and dietary peptides binding to lymphocyte receptors and tissue enzymes are major instigators of autoimmunity in autism. Int J Immunopathol Pharmacol. 2003 Sep-Dec;16(3):189-99. PMID: 14611720
10 Jeff Bradstreet, M.D. A Case-control Study of Mercury Burden in Children with Autistic Disorders and Measles Virus Genomic RNA in Cerebrospinal Fluid in Children with Regressive Autism. IOM presentation, Feb 9, 2004 Slides: http://www.iom.edu/view.asp?id=18578, Audio: http://www.iom.edu/view.asp?id=19130
11 Valsamakis A et al. Altered virulence of vaccine strains of measles virus after prolonged replication in human tissue. J Virol. 1999 73(10): 8791-7. PMID 10482633 http://jvi.asm.org/cgi/reprint/73/10/8791.pdf
The CDC's original findings before the CDC began to manipulate the data, obtained via the Freedom of Information Act: High risk values for thimerosal injections and a range of neurologic problems, including ADHD, tics, language problems, and autism.
Excerpts from CDC's in-house conference: Thimerosal sequelae
12 Congressman, Dr. Weldon's letter to the CDC director, available at:
Institute of Medicine presentation of Congressman Dave Weldon, M.D. - http://www.nationalautismassociation.org/
13 Geier MR, Geier DA. Autism and thimerosal-containing vaccines: analysis of the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS). IOM presentation, Feb 9, 2004. Slides: http://www.iom.edu/view.asp?id=18392, Audio: http://www.iom.edu/view.asp?id=19120
14 David Baskin, M.D. Relation of Neurotoxic Effects of Thimerosal to Autism. IOM presentation, Feb 9, 2004. Audio only:
[xvi] Article in the Boston Globe about Dr. Donald Berwick.
[xvii] Null Gary, Dean Carolyn, Feldman, Martin, Rasio, Debora, Smith, Dorothy. Death by Medicine. Nov 2003 - Nutrition Institute of America.
[xviii] All of the basic statistics found in this report are from the United States, which holds approximately 1/20th of the world's population. There according to Dr. Mark Grier the overall neurodevelopmental damage that can be sourced to mercury toxicity runs into 2,402,505 cases, millions with a devastating line up of other neurological diseases including Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's, ALS, MS, autism and AD. We have thousands of children found dead from vaccines in the federal data bases in the United States, which report only a fraction (10 percent according to officials at the FDA), many kids dead from Sudden Death Syndrome (many of which who should be counted as vaccine provoked death) many babies dead from Shaken Baby Syndrome (where parents are accused of killing their kids instead of the vaccines and the mercury and other chemicals contained therein) and officially, according to studies published in reputable medical journals between 250,00 and 786,000 iatrogenic deaths, in the United States alone.
Both reports (Dr. Starfield in the New England Journal of Medicine who reports 250,00 deaths agrees with Dr Null et al, who reported 786,000 in a Journal of Nutrition, both agree that 106,000 die each year from properly subscribed medicines.) On a world wide level it is impossible to track the numbers and whether they would be directly proportional, meaning multiply all the numbers by 20, or greater or lesser. Many complex factors must be taken into consideration. For example in Africa, where populations are starving and malnourished, they administer vaccines in a totally contraindicated fashion (to populations with severely weakened immune systems) thus increasing the collateral damages and deaths.
[xix] Haley, Boyd. Dangers of Mercury Based Amalgam Dental Fillings. Prestented to The Committee on Governmental Reform: Dental Amalgam Hearing on 14 November 2002 http://hem.passagen.se
[xx] Kennedy Ron MD. Dental Amalgam Mercury Poisoning http://www.medical-library.net
[xxi] Haley Boyd. In response to an article on the ADA web site by the AD. http://www.whale.to/m/haley.html
[xxii] Independent Chemist, M.Sc., retired The Real Scientific Truth of Amalgam, The Behavior of Mercury in the Body Causing Chronic Diseases. http://www.laleva.cc/
[xxiii] The argument that the thimerosal containing vaccines could not deliver the amount of mercury to cause a systemic illness is somewhat refuted by the history of the disease classified as acrodynia. Perhaps autism will end up like acrodynia, where the removal of the causative material (ie., mercury containing teething powders) lead to cessation of the disease and the identification of the cause. Due to the perceived low levels of mercury in the teething powders and the wide-spread use of mercury in medicine at that time it was 10 years after the removal of the mercury containing teething powders before medicine acknowledged that mercury exposure was the causal factor. It is significant to notice that many of the symptoms of acrodynia are similar to the clinical picture of children identified today as autistic, with attention deficit disorder, etc. that have no family history of such diseases or illness classifications.
[xxiv] A good graph of contagious disease incidence, which begins at 1900 (or earlier), will show a picture of death, disease incidence and severity that declined by 90% (average) before vaccine introduction. Plague and scarlet fever declined without vaccine. Measles declined in mortality 99.7% before vaccine introduction. At some point we might inevitably conclude that vaccine necessity' is a sales gimmick not a scientific reality. "Scientific medicine has taken credit it does not deserve for some advances in health. Most people believe that victory over the infectious diseases of the last century came with the invention of immunizations. In fact, cholera, typhoid, tetanus, diphtheria and whooping cough, etc, were in decline before vaccines for them became available - the result of better methods of sanitation, sewage disposal, and distribution of food and water," wrote Greg Beattie in Vaccination: a Parent's Dilemma.'
The public has never been told that the death rate from infectious diseases fell long before vaccines were introduced. The chart cited above is based on information found in Tim O'Shea's book, The Sanctity of Human Blood, and Michael Alderson's book, International Mortality Statistics. It shows yearly U.S. death rates for four common diseases between 1906 and 1975. The propaganda campaign for vaccination has been so successful that most of us automatically believe that vaccines are so effective they are responsible for the virtual eradication of serious childhood illnesses. But nothing could be further from the truth. "Up to 90% of the total decline in the death rate of children between 1860-1965 because of whooping cough, scarlet fever, diphtheria, and measles occurred before the introduction of immunizations and antibiotics," stated Dr. Archie Kalokerinos, M.D.
Most ministries of health around the world show graphs that start in the 1950's or even 70's to make the vaccination look as if they have been responsible for the eradication of diseases, but when you take the graphs back to the early 1900's or late 1800's you soon see that vaccination have done little to help the decline of said diseases. [xxv] Anderson, H.B. The Facts Against Compulsory Vaccination. 1929 Organized Physicians Were Just As Sure That the Inoculation of People With Smallpox Was a Good Thing As They Now Are That Vaccination Is Necessary But Smallpox Inoculation Resulted In Actually Spreading theDisease and Was Made a Penal Offence in England in 1840. [xxvi] Strong MJ, Garruto RM, Joshi JG, Mundy WR, Shafer TJ. Can the mechanism of aluminium neurotoxicity be integrated into a unified scheme? Journal Toxicol Environ Health 1996; 48:599-613. [xxvii] Mendola P, Selevan SG, Gutter S,Rice D. Environmental factors associated with a spectrum of neurodevelopmental deficits. Ment Retard Dev Disabil Res Rev 2002; 8:188-197
[xxviii] Geier David, Geier Mark - Phone conversation August 1, 2004
[xxix] Haley, Boyd. Affidavit of Boyd E Haley, Professor and Chair, Department of Chemistry, University of Kentucky http://www.generationrescue.org/pdf/haley.pdf
[xxx] Demyelinating disorders A medical condition where the myelin sheath is damaged. The myelin sheath surrounds nerves and is responsible for the transmission of impulses to the brain. Damage to the myelin sheath results in muscle weakness, poor coordination and possible paralysis. Examples of demyelinating disorders include Multiple Sclerosis (MS), optic neuritis, transverse neuritis and Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS). Primary pain is related to the demyelinating process itself. This neuropathic pain is characterized often as having a burning, gnawing, or shooting quality. Acute pain conditions include trigeminal neuralgia, painful optic neuritis, and Lhermitte's syndrome.
Chronic pain conditions such as dysesthesias in the limbs, joint pain, and other musculoskeletal or mechanical pain problems develop as a function of spasticity and deconditioning associated with demyelinating disorders [xxxi] Mercury can cause a bewildering variety of diseases. According to Andrew Cutler, who has a PhD in chemistry from Princeton, "Modern physicians are not trained to find the root cause of a sick person's problems. They are trained to translate what they see into Latin, look it up in their textbook, and apply a cookbook treatment. With a toxin that poisons fundamental metabolic processes different people will experience different symptoms to start off, depending on their own individual biochemistry. As the poisoning becomes more and more serious, further symptoms surface and the modern doctor adds more diagnoses - a patient who starts with depression might later be considered to have hypothyroidism, allergies and asthma in addition. But no thought is given to why one person should develop more and more "diseases," when a single diagnosis - chronic mercury poisoning - could account for them all. Some of the "diseases" a modern physician might mistakenly misdiagnose chronic mercury poisoning as are:
- Addison's disease
- Alzheimer's' disease
- Amylotrophic lateral sclerosis
- Ankylosing spondylitis
- Anorexia nervosa
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Juvenile arthritis
- Learning disabilities
- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
- Lupus erythromatosus
- Autoimmune disease
- Manic depression
- Bipolar disorder
- Multiple chemical sensitivities
- Borderline personality disorder
- Multiple sclerosis
- Myasthenia gravis
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder
- Chronic fatigue
- Panic attacks
- Parkinson's disease
- Crohn's disease
- Pervasive developmental disorder
- Endocrine disorders
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Environmental illness
- Food allergies
- Sleep disorders
- Yeast syndrome
[xxxii] Reported informally to the IMVA by Dr. Boyd Haley and confirmed by Dr. Mark Geier and David Geier.