The history of vaccination is a litany of disasters since it was first ‘invented’ by Dr Edward Jenner of England in 1796. There was huge hysteria about the Smallpox at the time, which without doubt was a very frightening time to live through. But this atmosphere was ideal and ripe - for exploitation. (Sounds familiar?) Everyone was agog for a cure of any kind.

The following is my introduction to a book which will shortly be available from this website: -

  The Ignominious History of Vaccination.

Over the last two centuries or so since 1796, an outrageous obsession has been developing with the use of vaccination as a ‘standard method of therapeutic treatment for disease.’ This paper will attempt to trace the black record of mistakes, disasters, incompetence, deceit, greed and even cruelty associated with the ‘business of vaccination’ as a part of the ‘business with disease’. The whole ethos and mystique of this junk science is based on a mistaken adventure into the treatment of disease at an early stage in this history as will be seen. Wrong theory and faulty premises seem to have dogged its birth as a branch of medical science from the beginning, and what is worse; this wrong thinking has been protracted into the modern age for some of the most profoundly evil reasons connected with the development of medicine over that time. This throws into question that whole branch of medicine known as vaccination.

Let us begin with “Doctor” Edward Jenner who stubbornly held on to the theory that Cowpox, which is an infection of cows, gave some form of immunity when it passed to farmers and milkmaids, from Smallpox in human beings. Many contemporary Veterinary doctors at the time of “his discovery” were quite adamant that this view was completely wrong as they could catalogue many cases where a human being had contracted Smallpox, after being infected with Cowpox. In the face of this opposition Jenner actually announced only four years after “his discovery” that if you got vaccinated you would then be immune for life from Smallpox.

There is another anomaly in this story which any trained scientist could spot very easily. In a completely new field of study no-one could logically make such a statement? On what basis could Jenner correctly say that a human being would be immune for life when he had no evidence to support his statement? He would have needed to have one patient to live a normal lifespan after vaccination without ever contracting Smallpox again, just to verify what he had said. Proof would have been impossible without a consistent supply of such patients for their lifetimes. In the face of the medical opposition described above I submit that such a declaration by Jenner was worthless and yet many contemporaries of his – who were not scientists of course – nevertheless accepted what he had said.

These people were too willing to accept glibly what a “respected medical man” had announced thereby placing him on a pedestal of supreme knowledge and creating a situation where no-one would oppose him. So he had achieved some kind of social victory for which he was duly lauded and subsequently accepted as the unopposed authority on the subject. For anyone to stand up and challenge his findings then or even now, some 200 years later, would require an enormous courage of conviction to see it through and discredit his announcement.

To any genuine scientist not influenced by promises of money, fame or other inducements, it is a simple matter to use scientific deduction after making complete bona fide tests to reach a conclusion as a reasonable and logical series of steps. But in Jenner’s case this was never done. Jenner simply produced a theory and then made some very questionable tests which did not address the parameters of his theory, before making his unfounded announcement about life-long immunity from Smallpox. He had ignored his contemporaries who had challenged his theory and even brow beaten one man who dared to tell him that introducing septic material into a human body would be bound to do damage. He obdurately continued to promote his theory as a fact and was then unbelievably accepted as “the guru” in this work by people (the governing authorities) who had had no training in scientific method and who apparently knew nothing about science at all, but who were then prepared to hand money to him to develop his hideous practices using “Vaccinia”. What is even more incredible is that these appalling practices were then followed blindly by others of his profession for the next 100 years before anybody seriously questioned them and a halt was called.

What is patently clear is that anyone in any position of authority who has to deal with such matters of health must either be properly and profoundly qualified to make such decisions, or must be able to draw on the advice of at least one thoroughly well qualified expert in the field, who in turn is not influenced by ANY other considerations, to avoid such a travesty taking place. It must then follow, as night follows day, that the formation of a policy to attempt to deal with a crisis must be done with due regard to the rights and freedoms of the people to whom that policy is directed.

Now let us examine the facts from an entirely different aspect. To do this we must look at the life and times of one, Dr Hadwen, a brief account of whose life and credentials are given herewith: -
"Dr. Hadwen of Gloucester", is regarded as one of the most remarkable individuals and brilliant physicians of our century. Born in Woolwich, he showed unusual intelligence already in childhood, being able to read Latin fluently by the age of seven. He was articled to a chemist as a teenager, and achieved his pharmaceutical qualifications when he was 22. In 1878 he and his wife moved to Somerset to run his own pharmacy business, but he soon realized that health cannot be bought in pharmacies. Having meantime become a vegetarian, he decided to study medicine. He became First Prizeman in Physiology, Operative Surgery, Pathology, Forensic Medicine, and won the Clark Scholarship in 1891, awarded to the most distinguished medical student of the year. Having practiced vivisection in the course of his early studies, he soon recognized that practice as a medical aberration, no less dangerous than the practice of vaccination. He became famous nationwide in England when he delivered Gloucester of an epidemic of smallpox in a shorter time than any other British city, by ruling out all vaccination and introducing strict measures of hygiene and isolation of the infected instead; which of course won him the hatred and the abuse of the profit-oriented medical establishment. In 1910 he accepted the Presidency of the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection (BUAV), which under his competent and flamboyant leadership quickly grew to be, up to his death in 1932, the largest and most authoritative anti-vivisection society in the world."-------Hans Ruesch

Dr Hadwen was an impressive character. He had been nine times prosecuted for refusing to submit his own children to vaccination. In his own defense at one of these prosecutions he said: “Did you ever hear, in all the experience of the whole medical profession since the days of Hippocrates, such a marvelous combination of exceptions and rarities gathered together in one little body, all so carefully arranged by Providence for the special purpose of convicting a heterodox medical practitioner of manslaughter?” (Rex versus Hadwen manslaughter charge) “It is the great commercial manufacturing firms who are providing the brains for the medical man of to-day."--Dr Walter R. Hadwen, MD (1925)

“A man is eminent as long as he is orthodox. When he begins to think for himself he becomes a crank.” Dr Hadwen, 1925. At no time does this seem to be more true than today.

The prosecutions were, in fact, attempts to discredit him for his anti vaccination views and his stand against vivisection. Now we can look at his qualifications Dr. Walter R. Hadwen, J.P. (M.D., M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P., L.S.A.) In spite of this huge array of letters he still preferred to sign himself simply as Dr Hadwen MD.

Dr Hadwen had this to say about Edward Jenner:

There was a superstition of the Gloucestershire dairy-maids years before Jenner was born about the question of Smallpox immunity if you had had Cowpox, and the very, so-called, experiment that Jenner performed had been performed by an old farmer named Benjamin Jesty twenty years previously. Jenner had never passed a medical examination in his life. He belonged to the times when George III was King, when medical examinations were not compulsory. Jenner regarded such things as superfluous and hung up "Surgeon, apothecary," over his door without any of the qualifications that warranted the assumption.

It was not until twenty years after he was in practice that he thought it advisable to get a few letters after his name. Consequently he then communicated with a Scottish University and obtained the degree of Doctor of Medicine for the sum of £15 and nothing further. He had managed to obtain a Fellowship of the Royal Society by submitting, according to his biographer, Dr Norman Moore, an extraordinary paper about the life of a cuckoo. Dr Moore admitted that this act was little less than a fraud. What on earth was the value of an Ornithological presentation to obtain a degree in medicine?

A few years later Jenner communicated with the University of Oxford and asked them to grant him their honorary degree of M.D., and after a good many fruitless attempts he got it. His next approach was to the Royal College of Physicians in London to get their diploma, and he even presented his Oxford degree as an argument in his favour. However this was turned down and he was told clearly that without passing the usual examinations no further ‘qualification’ would be given to him. So Jenner had to be content without any diploma of physician.

For a fuller account of Dr Hadwen’s life and background including his views on vaccination and vivisection please go to:

One thing which Jenner did achieve was to set the precedent for medical men to receive remuneration for their work without any serious checking of their theses, their theories or their clinical testing. This laid the ground for what we are suffering from today in the field of medicine, pharmaceutical adventurism, and the relentless quest for profit. I have come across several descriptions of “Doctor” Edward Jenner’s work on the Internet, which can only be described as sanitized accounts and seem to be there only to lend some kind of credence to the prevailing view that Jenner was the “father” of the practice of vaccination. To find out what vaccination really consisted of in his day please obtain the book.