Congressional Record, Washington, D C.
Dr. William Howard Hay Addresses the Medical Freedom Society
"I have thought many times of all the insane things that we have advocated in medicine, that is one of the most insane- 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. Naturally not. When you have protected anybody, as we denote protection in medicine, you have at the same time destroyed your evidence. If that man doesn't take the disease against which he is supposed to be protected, how can you ever know he would have taken it if he hadn't been protected? We have destroyed the evidence.
"I have had in my own experience one very small epidemic comprising 33 (smallpox) cases of which 29 had vaccination histories and a good scar, and some of them vaccinated within the last year. There was no protection there.
"What is true of Smallpox is true of every other disease. We are not all equally subject to all the diseases that occur. We know that without thinking. An epidemic of influenza sweeps over the country. Why doesn't' everyone have it? The germ, if it is a germ, and we don't know that it is, is ubiquitous. They are everywhere. You can't hide from them . And yet perhaps but 10 % of the population of any region will be infected. What protects the 90%. Natural Immunity.
"It is now 30 years since I have been confining myself to the treatment of chronic diseases. During those 30 years I have run against so many histories of little children who had never seen a sick day until they were vaccinated and who, in the several years that have followed, have never seen a well day since. I couldn't put my finger on the disease they have. They just weren't strong. Their resistance was gone. They were perfectly well before they were vaccinated. They have never been well since. Now you can't record those as deaths from vaccination because they are still alive; but in England, where statistics are a little more frank than they are with us, where they are kept a little more accurately, a little more aboveboard than in this country, the actual official records show three times as many deaths directly from vaccinations as from smallpox for the past 21 years. If they record three times as many deaths, I will guarantee you that there are three times as many deaths that were not recorded that are directly traceable to vaccination. That doesn't take into account the many, many cases of encephalitis or sleeping sickness, of this or that form of degeneration, that occur as a direct result of vaccination. That case is still alive. It hasn't entered here the mortality records yet, but it is suffering and has suffered ever since vaccination.
"And if you have been dealing, as I have, with the derelicts from all over the world for 30 years, you would find an almost fatal relationship between this history of vaccination and some failing that follows this for many years that has kept a person from being as well as he should have been.
"It is nonsense to think you can inject pus-and it is usually from the pustule of the dead smallpox victim; that is the basis of it; we used to think it was from cowpox, but the manufacturers deny that and say the most reliable form originates in the pustule of someone who had died from smallpox-it is unthinkable that you can inject that into a little child and in any way improve its health."
Excerpted from an address made by Dr. William Howard Hay of Pocono, Pa., on June 25, 1937, to The Medical Freedom Society