Sue Marston
Vaccine Critics

Book: The Vaccinations Connection by Sue Marston

For instance, in Kansas City and Pittsburgh during the 1920's, lawsuits were initiated, and won, against doctors and medical societies for declaring smallpox epidemics when there were none, and for creating epidemics with their vaccination drives. Before 1903, smallpox was almost unknown in the Philippines, with occurrences in less than 3% of the population, and that in a mild form. The U.S. military went in and began vaccinating, and by 1905 the Philippines had its first major epidemic. Vaccination was made compulsory in 1910. From 1905 to 1923, the mortality rate ranged from 25% - 75%, depending on the count from the various islands. The mortality rate was the highest in the cities where vaccination was most intense. Dr. W. W. Keen reported 130,264 cases and 74,369 deaths from smallpox in 1921. Japan adopted compulsory vaccinations in 1872 when they had only a few cases of smallpox. By 1892 they had the largest smallpox epidemic in their history with 165,774 cases and 29,979 deaths. Australia banned the smallpox vaccine after some children were killed by it, and in the following 15 years in unvaccinated Australia there were only 3 cases of smallpox.1

According to a 1971 report presented at the Presidential Address of the British Association for the Advancement of Sciences, deaths from diphtheria, whooping cough, scarlet fever and measles declined from their peak in 1860 by 90%, before the common use of DPT (diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus) shots, circa 1940, and antitoxin just prior to that time.3
After French children were inoculated in 1941, diphtheria rates rose dramatically to 13,795 by the end of the year. By 1943, cases of diphtheria had increased to 46,750. At the beginning of World War II, when Germany made vaccination compulsory, the rate of diphtheria reached an all time high of 150,000 cases, while in unvaccinated Norway there were only 50 cases.4
An article in East/West magazine (November, 1988) reports that of 795 cases of pertussis (whooping cough) in infants ages 3 to 6 months, 49% of them had been vaccinated. That constitutes a nearly 50-50 ration, which computes to zero protections.5

The statistics and public health records once again refute the claims and extensive media promotion surrounding polio vaccine. According to the surgeon and medical historian Dr. M. Beddow Bayley (who also photographed children in hospital who had died of vaccine poisoning from diphtheria shots), the rate of paralytic polio in 1942 was 39 per 100,000 people, and decreased to 15 cases per 100,000 people by 1952, prior to the introduction of the Salk vaccine.6
What effect did the Salk vaccine have on the polio epidemic? Listed below are public health statistics (U.S. Public Health Reports) from the four states which adopted compulsory vaccination, and the figures from Los Angeles, California:
1958: 119 cases of polio before compulsory shots
1959: 386 cases of polio after compulsory shots
1958: 17 cases of polio before compulsory shots
1959: 52 cases of polio after compulsory shots
1958: 45 cases of polio before compulsory shots
1959: 123 cases of polio after compulsory shots
North Carolina:
1958: 78 cases of polio before compulsory shots
1959: 313 cases of polio after compulsory shots
Los Angeles:
1958: 89 cases of polio before shots
1959: 190 cases of polio after shots7
Other Examples:
Additional examples of the effectiveness of pharmaceutical vaccines can be presented for measles, tetanus, rabies, flu, tuberculosis, HIB (Hemophilus Influenzae Type B Disease), rubella and cholera.

1. Elben, Vaccination Condemned, pp. 13, 38
2. Ibid., p. 120
3. Porter, British Association for the Advancement of Sciences presidential address, 1971, reprinted in "The Dangers of Immunization", Humanitarian Press, Quakertown, PA, p. 52
4. Elben, p. 67
5. Richard Leviton, Who Calls The Shots?, East/West Journal, November, 1988, pp. 43-56
6. Dr. M. Beddow Bayly, in Hans Ruesch, Slaughter of the Innocent, p. 195
7. U.S. Health Reports, reprinted in Elben, p. 28-9