Hazards of Modern Medicine – Part 2

Jameel Kermalli

(Sanford, United States)

With regards to vaccination that is now a major obligation and can lead one to be accused and tried by Law for child abuse if not practiced, Dr. Mendelsohn says, my suspicion, which is shared by others in my profession, is that the nearly 10,000 SIDS deaths that occur in the United States each year are related to one or more of the vaccines that are routinely given children. The pertussis vaccine is the most likely villain, but it could also be one or more of the others. (rense.com, 1-29-01 – Only Safe Vaccine is One That is Never Used)

The evidence for indicting immunizations for SIDS is circumstantial, but compelling. However, the keepers of the keys to medical-research funds are not interested in researching this very important lead to the cause of an ongoing, and possibly preventable, tragedy. Anything that implies that immunizations are not the greatest medical advance in the history of public health is ignored or ridiculed. Can you imagine the economic and political import of discovering that immunizations are killing thousands of babies? Dr William C. Douglass, M.D., Honored twice as America’s Doctor of the Year. (rense.com, 1-29-01 – Only Safe Vaccine is One That is Never Used)

The consultant who first raised concerns about MMR vaccinations recently disclosed to The Telegraph that he has identified nearly 170 cases of a new syndrome of autism and bowel disease in children who have had the triple-dose injection. Andrew Wakefield, a consultant Gastroenterologist at the Royal Free Hospital in London, said that in the majority of cases, parents had documentary evidence that their child’s physical and mental decline had followed the vaccination. (Fraser, L. (2001), Telegraph, U.K., Top U.K. Doctor Ties 170 Cases of Autism to MMR Baby Vaccine).


With the release of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) report To Err Is Human (Washington, DC: National Academy Press; 1999),

Millions of Americans have learned, for the first time, that an estimated 44,000 to 98,000 among them die each year as a result of medical errors. (Starfield, B. MD, MPH (2000), Journal of American Medical Association. Vol. 284 No. 4. July)

According to Starfield (2000),

U.S. estimates (from several medical journal citations) the combined effect of errors and adverse effects that occur because of Iatrogenic damage not associated with recognizable error include:

  • 12,000 deaths/year from unnecessary surgery
  • 7000 deaths/year from medication errors in hospitals
  • 20,000 deaths/year from other errors in hospitals
  • 80,000 deaths/year from nosocomial infections in hospitals
  • 106,000 deaths/year from non-error, adverse effects of medications.


The monopoly played by the Medical Community and the financially rich Pharmaceutical companies have blinded people into believing that the pharmaceutical drugs are the only way. An example of this conflict can be traced back to Azerbaijan. Early man used herbs and vegetation in his first efforts to cure illnesses. The experience he gained during the centuries was passed down generation-to-generation, and developed into folk medicine. With the appearance of writing, the development of oral and written branches of folk medicine became separated. Scientific medicine became based on the written word.

Many herbs were used for prophylaxis and treatment. Women naturally observed the special effects of fruit, vegetables and herbal teas in controlling coughing, bleeding, pain, diarrhea and many other conditions and diseases.

Prior to 1828, there were no European type drug stores in Azerbaijan but there were herbal drug stores (Attar), which stocked medicinal herbs that were imported from both Iran and India. During the 1920s these herbal drug stores were closed down and the literature of the folk medicine, which had been written in Arabic script, was burned. This was part of the Soviet policy against Islam that was carried out specifically in Central Asia and Azerbaijan. To use traditional medicine during the Soviet power was interpreted to mean that the Soviet doctors were not capable of treating people. However, the older people in the community often continued to seek help from traditional specialists.

Medical care is often based on much less scientific evidence than assumed and undergoes radical reversals. The editor of the British Medical Journal revealed that only 15 per cent of all medical therapies have a scientific basis or have been demonstrated to be effective. (British Medical Journal. 1991; 303: 798-799)

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