Immunization: The Reality Behind the Myth       

by Walene James         285 pages

Classic college level text that details the damage caused by vaccinations, ways to think about health and disease that are more empowering, and how we can reclaim our constitutional right to abstain.

The author is the founder of Vaccination Liberation.

Book Review
IMMUNIZATION: The Reality Behind the Myth

By Walene James       Forward by Robert Mendelsohn, M.D.

"The most up-to-date, completely and authoritatively documented, comprehensive critique of vaccines . . . . . Walene James's book is the state-of-the-art statement on vaccine damage. This book is the most valuable gift you can present to the mother of a newborn baby."

Robert S. Mendelsohn, M.D.

Immunization is the most widely accepted form of preventive medicine practiced in our society. We are told that our children cannot attend school without it. And yet the evidence in this book reveals that mass vaccination programs produce far more serious health problems than it prevents. This startling indictment brings together a wide range of evidence and research that illustrates the many negative effects vaccinations have on health, from cancer, arthritis and allergies to ADD and dyslexia.

An incredible amount of research went into IMMUNIZATION as evidenced by its 697 footnotes, which reflect not only the findings of researchers and clinicians working in the healthcare field, but the corroborating thoughts of physicists, biologists, psychologists and philosophers throughout history. This book is especially helpful in showing that the germ theory of infectious diseases is not a well-proven fact, and what other alternatives we have for understanding and maintaining health.

WALENE JAMES is the founder and director of Vaccination Liberation: Citizens for the Repeal of Compulsory Vaccination Laws. She is the author of numerous articles and a book on education.

Published in 1995, 2nd edition revised and updated, by Greenwood Publishing Group, Inc. This 285 page quality paperback includes appendixes, bibliography, tables and resources.

For more information: Figure 1 from page 34,
Graph of Scarlet fever, diptheria, whooping cough and measles death


1. The Tyranny of What Everyone Knows
2. Are Imunizations Harmless?
3. Are Immunizations Effective? (The Statistical Mill)
4. Creating Natural Immunity
5. Do Germs Cause Disease or Does Disease Cause Germs?
6. Germ Fallout: Rabies, Pasteurizaion, and Vaccines
7. The New Biology, the New Immunology
8. Holism, Epidemics, and Preventive "Medicine"
9. "Beautiful" and "Ugly" Solutions
10. Appointment with Tyranny
11. "Let My People Go"
12. Waking from the Propaganda Trance
13. The Coming Revolution in Healthcare
14. Reclaiming Our Heritage: What you Can Do Now

A. Keys to a Healthy Immune System
B. Some Natural Remedies for Children's Ailments
C. What You Can Do for A Vaccine-Injured Child
D. Instead of Sugar
E. Questions and Answers
F. "I Have a Dream"
G. Resources

Read below a portion of Chapter 4 'Creating Natural Immunity'

Options continued, Herbs and Vitamin C
From, Immunization The Reality Behind the Myth: by Walene James

"Creating Natural Immunity

Follow principle and the knot unties itself. --Thomas Jefferson


If we can't prevent disease by injecting toxins into our bodies, how can we prevent it? First of all, we must begin by thinking health, rather than disease; of building or creating something desirable, rather than avoiding or destroying something undesirable. Freedom from illness is a by-product of thinking and building health, not of fighting disease.
Essentially, we build health by positive, thinking and balanced living. This latter includes biochemical balance that is supported by eating fresh, whole, natural foods, that is, foods that have not been refined, chemicalized, and overcooked. Both herbs and megadoses of vitamin C have been used successfully either to prevent infectious diseases or to shorten their duration and lessen their discomfort.1
Currently, the focus is on megadoses of vitamin C to "protect people from bacterial assaults." Other researchers prefer to think of vitamin C as helping correct body chemistry. It is this latter interpretation that we will follow, partly because it is more constructive to think of disease as something we build from within rather than something that attacks us from without. Also, research we will later explore supports this more endogenous--and, I think, more holistic--point of view."

Chapter 4 has more information on the use of Vitamin C.

Read longer portion of Chapter 6, below
'Germ Fallout: Rabies, Pasteurization, and Vaccines'

Rabies History

Again from Immunization The Reality Behind the Myth, Chapter 6. (partial chapter follows)

Chapter 6

Germ Fallout: Rabies, Pasteurization, and Vaccines

Theories imprint a whole view of the universe and make you look at everything through blinders. -William Corliss, Brain/Mind Bulletin, January 24, 1983


Theories come and theories go. Many of yesterday's theories and practices in medicine are now regarded as superstition, for example, bloodletting and the theory of humours. What will tomorrow's savants think of our preoccupation with vaccination and fighting germs? Indeed, yesterday's knowledge frequently becomes today's superstition, and today's knowledge tomorrow's superstition. John Stuart Mill once said, "It often happens that the universal belief of one age--a belief from which no one was free, nor without an extraordinary effort of genius could, at that time, be free--becomes to a subsequent age so palpable an absurdity that the only difficulty is to imagine how such a thing can ever have appeared credible."1
Let's look at a few of the legacies of the germ theory, beginning with some of Pasteur's greatest "triumphs" --the supposed eradication of such diseasesas rabies, anthrax (sheep and cattle disease), pebrine (silkworm disease), and indirectly, undulent fever (brucellosis) by the pasteurization of milk.
Since anthrax and pebrine are somewhat afield of our concern here, we shall not explore the chicanery involved in the promotion of the idea that Pasteur saved the livestock and silk industries. It is largely a repeat of the opportunism mentioned in Chapter 5, and anyone wishing more details on the subject may consult Hume's book. Consideration of the other two diseases, rabies and undulant fever, has important lessons for us since many people believe Pasteur saved the world from the ravages of milk-borne diseases and the bite of mad dogs. Let's begin with rabies.


Rabies, according to one medical dictionary, is an infectious disease caused by a filterable virus that is communicated to man by the bite of an infected animal. Some of the symptoms listed are choking; tetanic spasms, especially of respiration and deglutition (act of swallowing), that are increased by the attempts to drink water or even the sight of water; mental derangement; vomiting; and profuse secretion of sticky saliva. And the disease is usually fatal. No wonder Pasteur, with his antirabies vaccine, was so readily hailed as the savior of humanity from this frightening scourge! Much has been made of the startling cure of 9-year-old Joseph Meister, whom Pasteur "saved" from hydrophobia (rabies). The cure seems less than miraculous when we discover that several other persons, including the dog's owner, were bitten by that same dog on the same day and continued in good health without receiving Pasteur's inoculations. Other children were not so fortunate. Mathieu Vidau died seven months after being personally treated by Pasteur. Also, another child, Louise Pelletier, died after receiving the Pasteur treatment. Dr. Charles Bell Taylor, in the National Review for July 1890, gave a list of cases in which patients of Pasteur's had died, while the dogs that had bitten them remained well.2

Apparently, then as now, organized medicine was using the police powers of the state to enforce obedience to its doctrines: A French postman, Pierre Rascol, along with another man was attacked by a dog supposed to be mad, but he was not actually bitten, for the dog's teeth did not penetrate his clothing. Pierre Rascol's companion, however, received severe bites. Rascol was forced by the postal authorities to undergo the Pasteur treatment, which he did from March 9 to March 14. On April 12, severe symptoms set in, with pain at the points of inoculation. "On the 14th of April he died of paralytic hydrophobia, the new disease brought into the world by Pasteur. What wonder that Professor Michel Peter complained: 'M. Pasteur does not cure hydrophobia: he gives it!'"3
What happened to Rascol's companion who was severely bitten? He refused to go to the Pasteur Institute and remained in perfect health! These stories could easily be dismissed as anecdotal except that there are a great many of them. An article in the Archives of Neurology and Psychiatry (January 1951) gives an account of two patients who became paralyzed after they had been treated by the Pasteur vaccine. A report in the Journal of the American Medical Association (January 14, 1956) relates that at a meeting of the Academy of Medicine in France it was pointed out that the use of the Pasteur vaccination for rabies may be followed as long as 20 years later by a disorder called Korsakoff's psychosis, which is a state of delirium. Twenty years later! It was also brought out at that same meeting that in a study of 460 patients treated with the Pasteur injection, 20 died.4
The Indiana State Medical Journal (December 1950) reports the case of a man of 25 who received the Pasteur rabies treatment and became paralyzed from the waist down and died shortly thereafter. "The authors say that "no one knows what causes these paralytic reactions. However, it has been definitely established, they say, that they are not caused by the rabies virus. In other words, vaccination, not rabies is the danger here. The authors go on to quote Sellers, another authority, who believes that 'not hydrophobia but rabiophobia is the most troublesome problem.' Fear of rabies, then, is what we have to fear most. "5

A story illustrating the power of suggestion to create sickness or health is told by Millicent Morden:

A ten year old boy in town had been bitten by a dog, supposedly mad. Local newspapers reported he was dying of hydrophobia. Flocks of curious people were going to the house to enjoy the horrifying spectacle. The offer of a drink of water would throw the boy into a convulsion. If any object like a handkerchief or pencil were held near his head, he would growl, snapping at it savagely with his teeth and frothing at the mouth. He frequently uttered menacing growls like those of a vicious dog.
The student doctor hypnotized him and suggested that at 5 P.M. he would suddenly get well. He left asking that a swarm of visitors be kept out.
At 5 o'clock the boy announced that he was well and wanted supper. The crowd now wanted to see the one who had wrought the miracle in curing hydrophobia. All wanted to be treated by him.6

This story, along with many others, tends to support statements made by some doctors and kennel owners that rabies is an imaginary disease. In the same radio address (quoted above), Dr. Morden mentioned other occasions when she entered a room where the patient was strapped down and even held during convulsions by one or more attendants. When she unstrapped the patient, dismissed the attendants, and assured the patient there was no such disease, she said rapid recovery followed.

Dr. Robert Mendelsohn, who was unconditionally opposed to the rabies vaccine because of well-documented neurologic damage and death from it, tells of a medical officer in Canada, Dr. Peter Cole, who points to inferential evidence that the disease is not as readily communicable to humans as is commonly thought.7

Many kennel owners report that in 30, 40, and even 50 years of working with dogs, they have never seen a case of rabies and that they and their coworkers have been repeatedly bitten by dogs and have simply washed the wound thoroughly with soap and water and that was the end of It.8

Time magazine (November 19, 1951) gives some advice on what to do if you bitten by a dog. "It was proved eight years ago that rabies virus can be removed from a wound more thoroughly by soap and water than by nitric acid or any other cauterizing agents." Rabies virus can be inactivated by (1) interferon, a protein substance produced by the body and activated by parts of the B complex, and (2) vitamin C. As we discussed in Chapter 4, vitamin C in sufficient quantities will prevent the development of infectious disease.
Fred Klenner found that nerve-type diseases such as polio and tetanus could be successfully treated with the proper amount of vitamin C.9 Rabies virus can be inactivated in a test tube by the addition of vitamin C, and in 1967, a veterinarian proved he could cure distemper with vitamin C. l0
What is the rabies virus? The identifying bacteria are called "Negri bodies" and are found in the brain of the dead animal. However, these bodies are found the brains of animals and people who have died of causes having nothing to do with rabies. Frequently, they are not found in the brains of animals that the experts were sure had rabies. No wonder Dr. William Brady wrote as follows the Berkeley Gazette for September 1, 1954:
I have never seen a case of rabies in man and I have never met a doctor who has seen a case, yet we know that the preventive noculation of Pasteur virus sometimes causes death. . . . The Pasteur treatment for rabies is a blind treatment and no one knows whether Pasteur treatment confers any protection against rabies. I'd never willingly receive Pasteur treatment or give it to anyone under any conceivable circumstances, because I fear material so injected has a disastrous effect in some instances. It is not always successful and occasionally paralysis follows its use.11

What is rabies? T. D. Dillon, proprietor and kennel owner, said that most cases of supposed rabies are really running fits, teething fits, worm fits, sunstroke from heat exposure, or hysteria caused by the dog finding itself in a strange environment such as a hostile, bustling, crowded city. Other kennel owners have suggested that the so-called rabid dog can be suffering from poor treatment, hunger, thirst, fear. At any rate, the Pasteur treatment is as unhealthy and risky for dogs as it is for humans. Dillon goes on to say that most dogs that he has known to be inoculated with the rabies serum have died from its aftereffects.12
Did, in fact, the incidence of hydrophobia decrease after the introduction of the Pasteur treatment? Dr. Charles W. Dulles, former lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania, said, "It has been shown by statistics that in countries where that method [the Pasteur treatment] is employed the number of deaths from hydrophobia has increased and not diminished." 13 Ethyl Douglas Hume points out that prior to the Pasteur treatment the average number of deaths per year from hydrophobia in France was 30. After the Pasteur treatment, the number Jumped to 45. She also discusses at length how the figures were manipulated to give the impression of "success."14 Does this sound familiar?
What we said about the rabies virus is true for other viruses as well. The disease with which a particular virus is associated is sometimes present and sometimes not; people who have a particular virus may or may not have the disease associated with it. ...