Everyone who tries to convince us that vaccinations are the great saviour of mankind holds up smallpox as the first vaccine success story. However, the foundations of this story are weaker than the King Arthur legend.
Herbert M. Shelton, Natural Hygiene practitioner and prolific researcher and writer on healthcare topics exploded the smallpox fraud in a way that would have killed it dead if his writings could’ve reached a wider audience.
Many of Shelton’s books and writings are available on-line but mostly out of print.
Here’s an excerpt addressing smallpox vaccination.
VACCINE AND SERUM EVILS
HERBERT M. SHELTON
Vaccinia is an acute infectious disease caused by vaccination. Vaccination is the inoculation of child or adult, well or sick, with septic matter (pus) derived from suppurating (festering) sores on the abdomen of a previously infected cow. I think this definition is incomplete in an important respect—I should have said that it is a criminal operation.
The disease dates from about the year 1774 when an ignorant and superstitious English farmer, Benjamin Jesty, vaccinated his wife and three children with matter taken from sores on cows suffering with cow-pox,” using a darning needle with which to make the incisions. Jesty believed a superstition, then prevalent among the milk-maids, that, one who had had cowpox was immune to small-pox.
Notes of this daring experiment were made by a doctor Nash who died in 1785. At his death these notes passed into the hands of Mr. Thomas Nash who was acquainted with Edward Jenner, a notorious charlatan, who is credited with having “discovered” vaccination. In 1789 Jenner inoculated his eighteen month’s old son with swine-pox matter. He followed this with other inoculations of other children and the filthy practice of vaccination was definitely launched.
An English writer, Arthur Wollaston Hutton, M. A., says of Jenner’s framing and qualifications: “But his professional acquirements were but slender; his medical degree was the outcome of no examination or scientific work, but merely of a fee of fifteen guineas paid to the University of St. Andrews; while his other and more important distinction, his Fellowship in the Royal Society, was obtained by what even Dr. Norman Moore, his latest biographer and apologist, is constrained to admit was little else than a fraud.”
Thus we have a filthy practice, born out of the ignorance and superstition of the past and fathered by an ignorant imposter and fraud, palmed off on the world today as a scientific procedure. It is really remarkable, the number of instances in the history of medicine, of practices and theories now in vogue, that owe their origin to ancient customs, traditions and superstitions.
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