In the foreword to the book by Doctor Suzanne Humphries and Roman Bistrianyk entitled ?Dissolving Illusions: Disease, Vaccines, and the Forgotten History,? Dr. Jayne L. M. Donegan sums up the vaccine ?landscape? that she and all MDs enter into as they become doctors:
Despite questioning the safety and efficacity of vaccination by reputable medical men since its introduction, debate has been, and is, increasingly discouraged. Information published in scientific journals is used to support this position, other views being regarded as ?unscientific.?
It was a received ?article of faith? for me and my contemporaries, that vaccination was the single most useful health intervention that had ever been introduced. Along with all my medical and nursing colleagues, I was taught that vaccines were the reason children and adults stopped dying from diseases for which there are vaccines. We were told that other diseases, such as scarlet fever, rheumatic fever, typhus, typhoid, cholera, and so…
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