Dr. Herbert Ratner, MD

See: Dr. Bernice E. Eddy

Polio Perspectives-----Edda West -- 10/20/2001

[2005] Doctor had key role by keeping vaccine

A Tribute to Herbert Ratner, M.D. (1907 - 1997)

[2005] Salk vaccine cover-up resonates today

[1998] Tribute to Dr. Herbert Ratner  by Nancy Jo Bykowski

[1988] The Salk Vaccine – The Untold Story” by Dr. Herbert Ratner   “The Salk Vaccine – The Untold Story” was originally published in Child and Family as an on-going series in 1988. It was the aim of C&F editor Dr. Herbert Ratner (1907-1997) not only to document one of the most distressing years in the history of 20th century medicine, but also to increase the sophistication of the public in regard to nationally instituted health programs, and to awaken physicians working in national health agencies to the dangers of becoming mere dutiful instruments of high echelon establishment thinking. He also wanted to help physicians protect their patients, to whom they have a primary obligation, from the blandishments of national voluntary and governmental health agencies and drug companies and from the bandwagon enthusiasm of the mass media.  

"Dr. Ratner continued to stir up the dirt. Having already publicly stated that "in 1957 the largest producer of Salk vaccine in the U.S. had several million dollars worth of vaccine on hand which did not pass the minimum potency requirements of the U.S. Public Health Service . . . and that subsequently, the Division of Biological Standards reinterpreted the minimum requirements to make possible the commercial utilization of the vaccine,"----Edda West

Go to your medical library, and ask to see the United States Polio Surveillance Unit's bulletins, from 1955 to 1970.
    They will be listed as "missing".
    Every single medical library in USA, that someone checked out for me, and New Zealand (and possible other countries) has them listed as "missing".
    There is only one place you can see them, as far as I know, and that is in the AMA library, and they are listed as having top security clearance requirements to see, according to someone who tried to access them.
    Why might this be? When he was alive, Dr Ratner had copies of them at his home. He gave me many of the years' data I wanted. They clearly showed that from the inception of the SALK vaccine, to it's discontinuation, the vaccine had MINUS efficacy and was actually causing more polio in the vaccinated than in the unvaccinated.
    Any studious person looking at Government stats in retrospect, would be able to easily see that the polical and media canonization of SALK and his vaccine was a mirage of duplicity upon duplicity
.------Hilary Butler -[2009 April] Olmsted on Autism: Hopkins Loses Early Case File

Nature, the Physician, and the Family: Selected Writings of Herbert Ratner, M.D.