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Editorial Reviews


"Congratulations! Finally something to give patients who inquire about this overwhelming conundrum. I've told many people about this important contribution." -- Janet Zand, ND, Doctor of Naturopathy, Oriental Medicine, and co-author of Smart Medicine for a Healthier Child

"Grounds for questioning the safety and efficacy of childhood vaccination programs are reviewed with clarity and thoroughness in this book." -- Harold E. Buttram, MD, Pediatrician and author of Vaccines and Immune Malfunction

"Mr. Miller points out the dangers of vaccines. His descriptions of each illness and delineation of the controversy are noteworthy." -- American Library Association Booklist

"There is a growing controversy on this subject and Mr. Miller needs to be heard." -- George R. Schwartz, MD, Physician, Toxicologist, and Senior Editor of Principles and Practice of Emergency Medicine

"This book is a MUST for all who have, or are contemplating having, children." -- NAPRA Trade Journal

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Are vaccines really safe and effective? A few years ago, a concerned father asked this very question. No one provided him with convincing evidence so he researched the scientific literature on his own and wrote a vaccine book that went on to become a bestseller (more than 150,000 copies sold). Today, this profound and compelling immunization handbook, "Vaccines: Are They Really Safe and Effective?," has been completely updated and revised (2008). It contains 30 graphs and more than 900 references. This essential immunization resource is the best introductory vaccine book in the world! (The author's new, 560 page Vaccine Safety Manual, has replaced it as the world's most complete guide to immunization risks and protection.)

"Vaccines: Are They Really Safe and Effective?" includes the latest information on ALL recommended childhood shots plus smallpox, shingles, HPV and flu. In addition, this remarkable vaccine guide...Evaluates each vaccine for safety, efficacy, and long-term effects; Includes the most recent studies and provides numerous case histories; Pinpoints for parents exact conditions that may put their own child at high risk; Documents correlations between vaccines and several new diseases; Outlines current vaccine laws and offers parental options to "mandatory" shots; Helps all concerned people to make wise and responsible decisions.

When New Atlantean Press first published "Vaccines: Are They Really Safe and Effective?" some people opposed our efforts to educate parents and health practitioners. Of course, many others were deeply grateful. Today, this book has been translated into several languages. In addition, chiropractic colleges stock it in their bookstores and midwives recommend it to their clients. Many pediatricians and other doctors purchase this book as well. Often, they are surprised by the number of valid studies documenting vaccine hazards. This information was not taught in medical school.

This book will continue to arouse strong emotions. It is well written and well documented. Furthermore, this latest edition of "Vaccines: Are They Really Safe and Effective?" is much more extensive than the earlier edition. For example, the previous book had 300 notes and references; this new book has more than 900 notes and references -- a threefold increase in researched data! The previous book had 12 illustrations; this new book has 30 charts and graphs. The previous book was just 78 pages; this new book has 128 pages -- nearly twice as much new information!

This latest edition also answers many more questions than the earlier edition. For example, how are the vaccines made? Do they still contain thimerosal, a mercury derivative? Are the chickenpox and MMR vaccines manufactured in human fetal tissue? Do credible studies show correlations between the current autism epidemic and vaccines? These questions and many, many more are answered in this book.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: New Atlantean Press; 1 edition (August 15, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1881217302
  • ISBN-13: 978-1881217305
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.5 x 8.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (75 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #94,743 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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173 of 194 people found the following review helpful By Mark A. Rocka on October 5, 2005
Format: Paperback
I don't normally write reviews, but after reading the review listed first written by Evan K. Yeung, I had to correct a horrible injustice. Evan K. Yeung would have you believe that the author is trying to sway the reader against all vaccinations and do so based only on the author's opinion. This small book is filled with over 900 references that you can easily check for yourself. If you have a problem with the information given on polio, you can look up any of the dozens of references on that one subject. In fact, the last few pages of the book are devoted to trying to convince the reader to do just that... look up the information for themselves.

I find it interesting that Evan K. Yeung would accuse the author of having an agenda when there is nothing more than the sale of books to be had from such an agenda, while the good doctor could potentially lose thousands of dollars if his patients start deciding to think for themselves and begin to avoid some or all vaccinations. In my experience, Evan K. Yeung's reaction to this book is common among pediatricians, and medical professionals in general. Heaven forbid that a lay-person should question the medical status quo.

Evan K. Yeung gives the book the lowest star rating and dismisses the book as one sided and ill-informed, then neglects to touch on some of the points in the book that are practically without question. For example, there is no good reason to administer a chicken pox vaccination. Chicken pox is a non-life threatening disease (deaths almost always occur from chicken pox when the person contracting them is already deathly ill.) Furthermore, children are far less likely to suffer serious symptoms than adults. The chicken pox vaccine does NOT grant life-time immunity, as contracting the disease itself does.
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103 of 118 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Jamie Fettig on April 11, 2005
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I love ths book because the author started out as a concerned parent about to have kids. So he went out to do research to find out what would be best for his kids regarding vaccines. The conlclusions he came up with now make him one of the biggest proponents against vaccines. He is not anit-medicine, or anti drugs (like me). He is a parent who wanted the best for his kids.

He shows you facts like most vaccines contain, mercury, formaldahyde and aluminum just to name a few. These chemicals and toxins are in there for the sole purpose of making the vaccine shelf life longer so not as much of the drug companies profits are eaten up by "spoiled" vaccines.

This book shows anyone who is willing to look at the facts (he sites all the articles, journals and exact location to find the hundreds of references he uses) how vaccines are causing more damage than good.

Many people think vaccines got rid of polio, measles and all the other diseases we have vaccines for. Using the National Institues of Health data the author shows you how this probably is not the case.

If you graph the number of people who had a disease against time you would get a bell curve graph for all diseases we have vaccines for. The interesting part of this graph is the date the vaccines were introduced for those diseases. One would think they were introduced near the top of the bell curve.

When in fact ALL of the vaccines were introduced at least half way down the bell curve, and most when the disease was almost gone by itself. By the time the vaccines were gone, the disease had already run it's course. The interesting part is also that past disease like most plagues that never had vaccines invented, has the exact same graph as those that have vaccines.
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93 of 123 people found the following review helpful By A Common Man on December 12, 2002
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The author has done extensive research into the effects of immunizations and presents much data that would be lead a person to believe that vaccinations do much harm and provide no benefit.
In the forward by George R. Schwartz, MD, he states that "a voice is seeking dialogue and requiring counterpoint" (page 8). Dr. Schwartz does not provide this counterpoint but only states that he "advocates the standard vaccinations" (page 7). But this is critical for the average reader to make an informed decision. Both sides of the issue should be presented in this book in order to help the reader make the best decision possible. Perhaps a format where the author presents his findings with an opposing view of from the medical establishment and rebuttals would serve the reader best.
The book presents some very convincing statistics, however I was very disappointed in the misleading manner some of the numbers were reported.
Many times the author points out that infection rates were falling before the vaccine was introduced and implies that the continued rate of decline was not due to the vaccine. Although the prior decline is relevant it doesn't prove that the vaccine is not effective. The infection rate might have stabilized at a higher rate without the vaccine. Even if the vaccine were effective this argument could be used to show that it wasn't. The data that needs to be compared to resolve this are infection rates for comparable populations of those vaccinated versus those not vaccinated.
Another example is on page 29 where it states that "In 1989, 89% of all school-aged children in the U.S. who contracted measles were adequately vaccinated". This is a misleading way to present the numbers. It makes it impossible to evaluate the effectiveness of the vaccine.
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