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Vaccine Safety Manual for Concerned Families and Health Practitioners Paperback – April, 2008

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"A comprehensive, scientifically-documented MUST READ for every parent, healthcare professional and policymaker who faces the dilemma of compulsory vaccination." -- Mayer Eisenstein, MD, JD, MPH, Medical Director, Homefirst Health Services

"A scholarly resource that reveals the other half of the vaccine story while presenting material in understandable terms. Most refreshing!" -- Gary S. Goldman, PhD, Editor-in-Chief, Medical Veritas

"Neil Miller is one of our premier chroniclers of the current issues and controversies surrounding childhood vaccine programs." -- Harold Buttram, MD, Internal and Family Medicine

"The best book ever written on this subject! The chapter on HPV is one of the most incisive, data-packed and well-argued pieces of scientific journalism I have ever seen. This book will go a long way toward helping people make critical vaccine decisions." -- Russell Blaylock, MD, Neurosurgeon

"The most honest, well-researched, informative and up-to-date book I have ever read on the dangers of vaccines. I recommend it highly." -- Alan Cantwell, MD, AIDS and cancer researcher

"A comprehensive, scientifically-documented MUST READ for every parent, healthcare professional and policymaker who faces the dilemma of compulsory vaccination." --Mayer Eisenstein, MD, JD, MPH, Medical Director, Homefirst Health Services

"A scholarly resource that reveals the other half of the vaccine story while presenting material in understandable terms. Most refreshing!" --Gary S. Goldman, PhD, Editor-in-Chief, Medical Veritas

"Neil Miller is one of our premier chroniclers of the current issues and controversies surrounding childhood vaccine programs." --Harold Buttram, MD, Internal and Family Medicine

"The best book ever written on this subject! The chapter on HPV is one of the most incisive, data-packed and well-argued pieces of scientific journalism I have ever seen. This book will go a long way toward helping people make critical vaccine decisions." --Russell Blaylock, MD, Neurosurgeon

"The most honest, well-researched, informative and up-to-date book I have ever read on the dangers of vaccines. I recommend it highly." --Alan Cantwell, MD, AIDS and cancer researcher

From the Publisher

The author spent nearly three years researching vaccine studies from around the world and summarizing them in this monumental work. Each chapter in this Vaccine Safety Manual begins with a definition of the particular disease for which a vaccine has been developed, including data on who is most at risk, disease prevalence and severity. The vaccine for each disease is then analyzed according to its safety and efficacy profile. The safety sections include studies documenting vaccine-associated morbidity and mortality, as well as several personal stories from vaccine victims attesting to the real toll on human lives. Some chapters also include case histories from the U.S. government's own national database of vaccine damage -- VAERS. The efficacy sections analyze data from multiple sources to reveal the prophylactic potential of each vaccine: how likely it is to protect against the disease and reduce its incidence throughout society. Excerpts from congressional hearings, and vaccine debacles of historical significance, are included in this book as well. Charts, graphs, tables and other illustrations supplement the text for added comprehension.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 559 pages
  • Publisher: New Atlantean Press; 1 edition (April 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1881217353
  • ISBN-13: 978-1881217350
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6.1 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (86 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,312,237 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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152 of 169 people found the following review helpful By Jay Isaah on April 8, 2008
Format: Paperback
I was not vaccinated as a child. With the sparse information on vaccines that was available at the time, my parents did their research and elected to raise me without medical intervention. I always seemed healthier than my vaccinated peers, who were sick many times each year. I rarely became ill, and when I did get sick, I healed quickly, always without allopathic medicine. Of course, non-vaccination is a choice that should be made only after ample research. Today, I am a well-educated, healthy adult, and soon I will have children. My children will need to know that their parents, like mine, did their due diligence prior to birth, or shortly thereafter.

When I came across the Vaccine Safety Manual, I immediately realized that vaccine research has entered a new era. This is no ordinary book. Although it is a scholarly guide, it is well organized and well written so that average people (and avid researchers) can quickly gain the knowledge they seek on any vaccine. You don't need to read this book from beginning to end, but can use it as a reference for the vaccines that you are most interested in learning about. For example, I wanted to know why babies are given the hepatitis B vaccine, so I started with that chapter, which begins on page 261 (and ends on page 312). This chapter begins with a thorough definition of the disease, who is most likely to get it, how many people get it, etc. All of the information is taken directly from official sources, such as peer-reviewed studies. There are sections in that chapter on safety and how well the vaccine works, and the safety section breaks the studies down into sub-sections, such as studies that link the vaccine to a) arthritis, b) autoimmune/nervous system disorders, c)visual/hearing problems, d) blood disorders, etc.
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111 of 126 people found the following review helpful By Tenna Merchent on March 25, 2008
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This book was written by Neil Miller, the author of the classic Vaccines: Are they really safe and effective? This book is more up to date, as many new vaccines have been introduced which were not covered in his earlier work.

It has a chapter on every major vaccine that addresses:
* What the disease is
* How it is contracted
* How it is treated
* The history of the vaccine
* Research regarding the vaccine's effectiveness
* Research on the vaccine's safety

He has a chapter on autism that is 60 pages long that contains charts that shows the dramatic increase in autism after the introduction of the MMR vaccine. His charts are one of my favorite aspects of his books because they make the statistics so much more powerful when you can see them illustrated visually, and he includes over 90 in this book. The autism chapter has congressional testimony given by parents of vaccine injured children that will make any parent want to do more homework on the subject prior to vaccinating. He also goes through the studies that claim there is no link between the MMR and autism. I found this particularly helpful, because I'd heard of such studies, but never knew the details. He presents a response to both studies by Dr. Andrew Wakefield. He also has a paragraph on the Homestead Health Services, which is an alternative medical facility in Chicago. The children in the practice aren't vaccinated, and of the 30,000 children they've treated, they've never seen one with autism.

One of the most disturbing themes that I saw throughout the book is that children who get a vaccine are more likely to develop a more serious case of the disease than the unvaccinated. I didn't like the fact that he used vaccine and immunization interchangeably.
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful By AMC on June 1, 2014
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I am an integrative medicine/functional medicine/family medicine physician (MD) and mother of two. I was pro-vaccination until I became pregnant with my first child, at which point I started questioning our vaccinations and the vaccination schedule. I made a point to look at the evidence directly, read both pro and anti vaccine books, as well as some in the middle. This is an interesting book, but does not give balanced information. A significant amount of the book is horror stories from parents. If you want to read a good, well balanced anti vaccine book, try "VACCINATION: The Medical Assault on the Immune System" by Viera Scheibner, PhD. Neil Miller gets much of his information from this book. The books I found the most helpful were "The Vaccine Book" by Dr Sears, and "Vaccinations: A Thoughtful Parent's Guide" by Aviva Romm (now MD). We should all be as well informed as possible, and try to at least consider both sides before making a decision that will effect our children's lives.
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91 of 105 people found the following review helpful By C. Alls on August 28, 2008
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As concerned parents, we have been researching the safety and effectiveness of vaccines for many months. We participated in a presentation were the speaker was one of my favorite researchers and authors on the topic, Neil Z. Miller. He is a medical research journalist and natural health advocate and author of numerous articles and books on vaccines. Miller is also the director of the Think Twice Global Vaccine Institute. He has a degree in psychology (with an emphasis on statistical analysis) and is a member of Mensa.

The presentation was about two hours and only touched the surface on the extensive amount documented data he has discovered through government, medical and scientific journals. He started researching vaccines before his son was born over 23 years ago. What began as a parental endeavor for information turned into a public awareness crusade.

He tells us most of the vaccine information that the public is told is misinformation and propaganda. Accurate data is not released through regular media outlets.

During the presentation they polled the audience on various questions. We learned that the U.S. has more vaccinations than any other country in the world and we also have the 42nd worst infant mortality rate in the world.

Dr. Baylock, a well known neurosurgeon has documented damage in children's brains due to toxic overload from vaccines. He wrote the compelling foreword of Miller's latest book.

The "idea" that vaccines will keep our children safe is like playing russian roulette. Miller advocates parents being fully informed and know that they have freedom of choice, especially when it comes to the health and well being of their children. "Don't count on your doctors to give you all he information." Miller warns.
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