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Hidden History of Polio Vaccine

December 16, 2010

hdc_0001_0001_0_img0075.jpgby Tom Valentine
(Tom Valentine is a veteran health commentator. This is an excerpt from an 1996 article sent to me by Tony Blizzard.)

The story of the lessening of specific diseases is not cut and dry at all; there are variables and multiple factors--not merely vaccinations--to take into account when analyzing the record.
For example, paralytic polio was a scourge prior to the 1950's (polio vaccine first arrived in 1955) and probably everyone in my generation can remember the March of Dimes campaigns with Eleanor Roosevelt leading the way. Well, today the scourge of "natural paralytic polio" has vanished due to unknown factors, but perhaps due to what molecular biologists today call "mutations due to gene drift" in the virus.    
Epidemiological studies show that polio mortality declined by 82% prior to 1956 in England and Wales. The same pattern emerged in France. The vaccine had nothing to do with any of it. After 10 years of polio vaccine availability (1966), the overall statistics indicated that polio had returned to where it had been in the 1920's. And today, it is argued that the only source of paralytic polio are the polio vaccines.
Regardless of why polio is no longer seen as a major threat, the history of the polio vaccines is one of horrific consequences that few Americans know anything about.
In his fascinating book "Mary, Ferrie and The Monkey Virus," investigator-author Edward Haslam relates the dawning of the polio vaccine succinctly. With permission we reprint his brief description:
"Today, many Americans do not remember what a terrible curse "the polio epidemic" was upon the land. At its crest in the early 1950's more than 33,000 Americans fell crippled or died slow, terrible deaths from polio each year. Most were children. The word 'polio' struck fear into the hearts of parents across America. It was a casually transmitted virus that first infected the lining of the intestines, then the blood stream, and finally the nervous system where it destroyed the victim's brain stem. The difference between crippled and dead was determined by the extent of the damage to the brain stem. Cavernous hospital wards full of hideous looking machines called 'iron lungs' awaited patients who became to weak to breathe for themselves. President Franklin Roosevelt himself was crippled by polio before he entered the White House. The search for a polio vaccine became a national scientific effort supported by the most powerful political forces in the land. The problem was this: Polio was caused by a virus, not a bacterium, and viruses do not respond to antibiotics. So despite the spectacular success of antibiotics introduced to the American clinical scene in 1942, the medical community was powerless to stop this virus from crippling and killing.
A New York City lawyer close to President Roosevelt organized the March of Dimes and collected millions of dollars in coins from grade school children across the country to finance the research effort. The progress was encouraging. By the early 1950's, American scientist Jonas Salk came forward with a brave new idea to eliminate all three strains of polio at once: Grow the polio viruses in the lab, kill them, then inject healthy children with the dead viruses. The dead viruses would not be able to reproduce, so they would not harm the children, but their immune systems would detect the presence of the invading viruses and would rally to defend the body, producing a hefty supply of antibodies in the process. Then the children's fully armed immune systems would be ready to repel any live poliovirus that attacked them in the future. His trials in 1953 and 1954 were successful. Optimism about Salk's vaccine reached its peak.

     Five laboratories began producing the vaccine from a procedure Salk designed and accumulated a large enough supply for a mass inoculation, which was scheduled as a celebration for Franklin Roosevelt's birthday. The results of years of research, millions of dollars of investment, and the fate of thousands of crippled children were ready for the most publicized and anticipated event in the history of medicine.

     At the 11th hour, a bacteriologist at NIH was told to safety-test the new polio vaccine. Her name was Bernice Eddy. When she injected the vaccine into her monkeys, they fell paralyzed in their cages. Eddy realized that the virus in the vaccine was not dead as promised, but still alive and ready to multiply. It was time to sound the alarm. She sent pictures of the paralyzed monkeys to NIH's management and warned them of the upcoming tragedy. A debate erupted in the corridors of power. Was the polio vaccine really ready? Should the mass inoculation proceed on schedule?

     A handful of prominent doctors across the country stepped into the fray to throw the weight of their reputations on the side of the vaccine. One of these doctors was Mary Sherman's boss, Dr. Alton Ochsner. (Editor's note: Mary Sherman is the Mary in the book title and Alton Ochsner was one of the most prominent doctors in New Orleans where the secret monkey virus lab exposed by this book was located.) To demonstrate his conviction that the vaccine was really ready, Dr. Ochsner inoculated his own grandchildren with it.

     The mass inoculation proceeded on schedule. Within days, children fell sick from polio, some were crippled, some died. Estimates vary dramatically. (The truth will never be known--TV) Ochsner's grandson died. His granddaughter contracted polio but survived. An enormous lawsuit erupted. Heads rolled everywhere. The Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare (Oveta Hobby) stepped down. The Director of the National Institute of Health (NIH), Dr. William Sebrell, resigned. It was the biggest fiasco in medical history. A second, safer vaccine developed by Albert Sabin was deployed. It used a weakened live virus instead of a dead virus. It worked. Polio was history; the future was safe--or so it seemed."

     Before continuing with this historic information, let's glance at a part of the factual aftermath of the polio vaccine debacle.

     As a testimony to what is not known, lawyers have made big money representing victims of polio vaccine, and we have witnessed the two great names in polio vaccine--Salk and Sabin--pointing fingers at one another. First Dr. Sabin attacked the Salk vaccine, then later the son of Jonas Salk, Dr. Darrell Salk, testified on behalf of a man in Wichita, Kansas who won a jury award of $10 million back in 1982 because the Sabin oral vaccine Orimune, manufactured by Lederle Laboratories caused his paralytic polio.

     In case you didn't know about this, the father of an infant daughter, who was immunized with Sabin's oral vaccine, contracted "irreversible bulbar poliomyelitis" paralyzing his lungs 10-12 days after the infant's immunization.  Lederle was found negligent in not pointing out that non-immunized people faced an increased risk of contracting polio by coming into contact with anyone receiving the oral vaccine.
Most of this information was played down and few Americans know the story of the polio vaccine debacle. Instead, the public has been brainwashed to believe that the Salk and Sabin vaccines were, indeed, wonder drugs of the modern era.


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Comments for "Hidden History of Polio Vaccine "

Jerry said (December 17, 2010):

One should check out this link for some interesting bit of information on vitamin C and the Swine Flu. Amazing stuff!

Christine said (December 16, 2010):

Fred Klenner, M.D. of the USA cured polio in the late 1940s with high doses of Vitamin C (sodium ascorbate) by mouth and intramuscular injection. See:

Dr. Klenner said that his colleagues would rather stand over a patient and watch him die than give him a shot of Vitamin C. That is just as true now as it was when he said it over 25 years ago.

Matt said (December 16, 2010):

During my studies I found out about Colostrum. You may have heard of it. It is the immune milk that most mammals create right after birth. It is natures total immunization.

We infected 4 lab rates with E.Coli, 2 of them were immediately given a large dose of organic raw bovine colostrum bought from an Amish farm. The 2 that were not inoculated got extremely sick. They stopped moving as much and seemed very depressed, unable to eat. Beverly, my lab partner decided to treat the sick rats before they died. They were given 1 large dose of colostrum 48 hours after initial infection. Within 6 hours of the colostrum treatment the rats were completely back to life.
The other rats never got sick at all... and in fact gained some weight.

We tried to publish our amateur study. It was not well received by the AVMA. Since you can't get raw colostrum from a vet.... they aren't interested in selling it or even researching it. its scary for them to consider that they might have to buy medicine from a farmer and not a corporation.

Its one of the most potent natural medicines I have ever worked with. I take raw colostrum, 16ounces once a week and I have yet to even catch a cold since I have been doing this. I also got very lean without working out.

The first successful and safe polio vaccine was made from immunoglobins isolated from bovine colostrum. However, none of these vaccines are necessary if women breastfeed for as long and as early as they can. The healthier the mothers diet, the more potent the milk. God made it pretty simple.

Peace and god bless,

I was happy to find this breakdown.... it is quite fascinating. People are so eager to turn their backs on nature and God.

RRI said (December 16, 2010):

It declined due to better food supply from around the world. Minerals in foods cure diseases, not medicines.

Salk's vaccine was not successful, it was very unsuccessful if you read it. His numbers and graphs show it only produced contact polio, i.e. polio in the exact spot where injected. The end of the study had a paragraph (as all vaccine studies do) stating that the vaccine was successful and this is what is always quoted, not the dismal failure shown in the numbers.

This is the best vaccine book, and SIDS is the common cause of vaccine death, based on Hippocrates time table of bodily insult.

Jean said (December 16, 2010):

I wish Mr. Valentine had emphasized that millions of Americans and millions more throughout the world received Salk and Sabin injected vaccinations containing cancer causing viruses.
The cancers and other neurological diseases developmental deficiencies as well as a myriad of "mysterious" autoimmune conditions discovered in people often do not show up until 30 or 40 years later.

The NIH, CDC, and several major drug companies, as well as the U.S. Surgeon General's office have all demonstrated horrifying suppression of inforamtion and complicity in allowing contaminated vaccines to be given to millions of people. This is nightmarish evil.

Dr. Stanley Monteith of has documented the polio vaccine and other vaccine problems very well.

Be sure to read the June 2002 and July 2002 newsletters which can be found at

The July 2002 newsletters shows that Dr. John Martin discovered the African Green Monkey virus in a large percentage of USA college students.

Here is an important excerpt from that July 2002 newsletter...

in 1980. There he encountered patients with unexplained, neurologic diseases. When he studied them, he found many of the people were infected with cytomegaloviruses that invaded the central nervous system, destroyed tissue, but didn't provoke an inflammatory response. He discovered the pathogens were monkey viruses, and published several scientific articles on them. He called the organisms "stealth viruses." Someone sent Dr. Martin a copy of an "internal document" circulated by one of the vaccine manufacturers. It revealed company officials knew about the monkey viruses in their vaccine. [11]
Hundreds of millions of doses of contaminated Sabin vaccine were given before it was discontinued in the United States; the World Health Organization continues using Sabin vaccine in Third World nations. According to Dr. Martin, 10% of U.S. college students tested during a recent blood drive were infected with the African green monkey virus, which is often found in people with unexplained neurologic diseases, and 80% of the Attention Deficit Disorder children tested showed evidence of viral infection. [12] "

If his (Dr. Martin's) premise is correct, millions of Americans, and hundreds of millions of people throughout the world, are infected with monkey cytomegaloviruses. "

So from the Cutter brand of Salk Vaccine with the live polio virus to the Sabin and Salk vaccines with Rhesus Monkey cancer virus (SV 40)
to sugar cube vaccines with recipients receiving the live polio virus that was communicable to others to Sabin vaccines with African Green Monkey live stealth cytomegalo viruses that cause mysterious neurological deficits and diseases, on and on it goes.

The entire history of all vaccines is a gross evil shame on USA medical practice and medical science.


Dick said (December 16, 2010):

A nice little article on polio. Like many people, I've become extremely skeptical about vaccines over the past couple years – my son, born 4 years ago, got his, but my 18-month old daughter has
not been vaccinated, and much to her doctor's chagrin is as healthy as a horse.

As the article admits, I do think Salk and the medical community in general should be given some benefit of the doubt in this case.

While there's ample evidence that vaccines have since been deliberately used as bio-weapons, this was a deadly and mysterious disease, knowledge of viruses was limited, and Salk himself chose
not to patent the vaccine and get rich from it. As with a lot of medical experiments that seem brutal now (electroshock), most involved seem to have done what they thought was best at the time.

While we need much more exposure of vaccines and more public control of public health, I'm also a little skeptical of the "new age" trends in self-medication, alternative medicine, etc. Having
spent a lot of time around chiropractors and similar types, there's a bit too much magical thinking and too little scientific knowledge
for my taste.

If NASA can send robots to Mars and put men on the moon, public health research can advance our scientific understanding of the human body, the immune system, virology, etc.

It would benefit both "conventional" and alternative medicine tremendously to better understand how the human body and its
countless bacteria, viruses and other friends and foes work.

Now if only we could get rid of those pesky multinational pharma companies…

Larry said (December 16, 2010):

My martial arts teacher told me that he believed that polio was never wiped out to begin with. They changed the name from "polio," to "muscular dystrophy." The symptoms are the same. Jerry Lewis helped them make a growth industry out of the research end of it. They probably already have the cure.

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