- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Avery Trade; 1 edition (May 1, 1991)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 089529463X
- ISBN-13: 978-0895294630
- Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.7 x 9.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #162,180 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I couldn't believe how very relevant and applicable the book is to my situation in 2004. Yes, this book IS STILL VERY RELEVANT in a world where DTP has been replaced by DTaP.
How is it still relevant?
In my case, my child had inconsolable high pitched screaming for 6 hours straight after her 4 mo. shots. As explained in the book, high pitched screaming is a known and well-documented adverse effect of the whole-cell pertussis component of DTP. My child did not get DTP but instead got "the safer" DTaP, and yet this reaction still occurred. There were also longer term side effects that this book would categorize as neurological. My infant stopped making eye contact for over a week, and my previously vocal and communicative infant stopped cooing for nearly 4 weeks!! How I prayed every day God would give me my baby back!
When I reported the longer term side effects to my doctor, she dismissed it as "anecdotal" suggesting there is nothing in the data to support that a lack of eye contact or loss of cooing could be caused by any vaccine. I couldn't believe the disrespect and disregard for my report of the facts of what had occurred. This book offered some relief and support in this regard because I know now that I am not alone. And this is unfortunate. Other parents of children who have vaccine reactions are treated similarly by their pediatricians.Read more ›
This book focuses solely on the DTaP vaccination. There are many case histories of children who were permanently brain damaged and even killed by this vaccination. In some cases more than one child in a family has been permanently injured. In others parents have had to fight in court to retain custody of their younger children when they refused to vaccinate them following severe reactions in their older children.
The companies that manufacture vaccinations are making millions of dollars per year. When a child has a permanently debilitating reaction to a vaccine, the manufacturer is not even held financially responsible - the government uses our tax dollars to compensate families through an official program called the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. Would this program even exist if it weren't obvious that vaccines DO cause damage in some instances?
This book gives great information about the kinds of children who are more likely to react to vaccinations, including those who were born prematurely or with a low birth weight, those from families with allergies and food sensitivities, and those who had family members experience vaccine reactions.Read more ›
The parents gave me his history.
The theory was that the seizures and developmental problems, which started after 3 months of age in an otherwise totally normal child until that time, were caused by the pertussis vaccine.
There was never a way to prove his problems were due to the vaccine, although all tests on the child and parents were negative as to any cause.
I cared for this child for a year before I read the book.
I was amazed at the similarity of his history with that of many other children in the book, and when I finished reading the book, there was no
question in my mind that this child's problems were due exclusively to the vaccine.
Anyone considering parenthood,are pregnant, have newborns,are grandparents; owe it to themselves to read this book.
Be informed of the side effects so your child won't be one of the statistics. There are other alternatives, and also the new acellular vaccine is available now, but only to those who ask until the old vaccine is no longer available.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Amazing but true. Read this before you have kids and share it with those who do have kids so that they can make informed choices.Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
My son, was born a beautiful child with a 10 APGAR at birth. After the 5 month DPT immunization, he developed a fever of 105. I took him to St. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Carol
For anyone who thinks this book is full of misinformation and untruths just because a PhD said so, I hope you never have it happen to you. The maiming results are cumulative. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Nanjean
This book tells the actuality of what is maiming our children. We have hospitals if our children get whooping cough but the damage to the brain and nerves is unreversable. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Diana Molyneux Buie
This was the first anti-vaccine book that I read and it scared the crap out of me. The book concentrates of the DPT vaccination; specifically, the pertussis vaccine. Read morePublished 24 months ago by sdserf
My son started having seizures after his 6 month shots. I was never a mother who even questioned the safety of vaccinations until they affected my child. Read morePublished on June 26, 2014 by CheyenneAutumn
I am a university student currently listening to a lecture (from a PhD in Virology) that has a section of it dedicated to debunking the information contained in this book. Read morePublished on May 7, 2014 by Molly Peters