Surgeon Chas. Armstrong, in Public Health Reports, Aug. 23, 1929, says in an article on post-vaccinal encephalitis: "In so far as the age factor is concerned, the custom in this country of performing primary vaccinations at the sixth or seventh year would seem to predispose our population to the complication. Cases have, moreover, occurred. Wilson and Ford, and Fulgham and Beykirk have reported 3 cases in this country which were confirmed by pathological studies. Other possible cases based on clinical and epidemiological grounds have been reported from Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, Maryland, Illinois, California, Washington, and the District of Columbia."
The Weekly Bulletin of the Dept. of Health, of New York City, Sept. 7, 1929 devotes several pages to a discussion of post-vaccinal encephalitis and says: "Although only a few cases have been reported in the United States, it seems advisable to call physicians' attention to this complication so that any cases in which persons recently vaccinated show symptoms pointing to the central nervous system can be carefully investigated.
It may be interesting enough to doctors to study symptoms pointing to the central nervous system but it will not be interesting to you or your afflicted child. Since the medical profession is determined not to abandon this filthy and deadly practice, no matter how many children are sickened, maimed and killed, it is up to you to prevent post-vaccinal encephalitis, and all the other troubles discusssed in this chapter, by not permitting your child to be infected with this dirty cow pus.
It is your child. It does not belong to the state. It was not born into this world to furnish money to the medical profession. You are responsible for its care and training. If you betray your child by giving it over to this modern moloch, you deserve a worse fate than any Dante ever pictured.
In reply to an inquiry, addressed to the United States Public Health Service, by Senator Robt. F. Wagner, New York, Surgeon General Hugh S. Cumming says: "One case (of encephalitis following vaccination) in the United State was published in 1929 and two in 1927. These three cases seem to be definitely established as sequelae of vaccination. Several other cases less well established have come to our attention but need not be considered here."
That these and all figures given in his reply are not complete is evident from the closing paragraph of his letter. He says: "Although a search has been made of the literature since 1925, we cannot be sure that this is a complete list. While the Public Health Service endeavors to learn of and in many instances to investigate untoward cases suspected of being caused by biologic products, there is no legal mechanism requiring the reporting of such cases to the Public Health Service."
The Report of the Surgeon General of the U. S. Army, 1918, shows that during 1917 there were admitted to the army hospitals 19,608 men suffering from anti-typhoid inoculation and vaccinia. The Report for 1919 covering the year 1918 shows the total admissions suffering from typhoid vaccination to be 23,191 and 10,830 suffering from vaccinia. Assuming that the proportions of those suffering from these two inoculations were about the same for the two years it means that approximately 20,000 were in the army hospitals admittedly suffering from smallpox vaccination. This takes no account of those whose sufferings were attributed to something else, nor of those whose sufferings, though great, here not great enough to cause them to be sent to the hospitals.
The Chicago Tribune, June 6, 1926 carried the account of the death of Kasmir Jeskey, 10-year-old son of Mrs. Anna Jesky, 1523 I7th Ave., Melrose Park. The Tribune stated: "Blood poisoning believed to have resulted from vaccination yesterday claimed the life of Kasmir Jesky."
The Report of The Register General, England, from 1875 to 1923 recorded 1,464 deaths officially admitted to have been caused by vaccination. These figures give but a small part of the picture for most such deaths are covered up. For instance, in one series of deaths caused by vaccination, Public Enquiry revealed that vaccination had been mentioned as a cause in only one case. In another series of seventeen deaths following vaccination, investigated by a medical man, who published the details, only one death had been attributed to vaccination. One British Physician said:
"In certificates given by us voluntarily and to which the public have access, it is scarcely to be expected that a medical man will give opinions which may tell against or reflect upon himself in any way, or which are likely to cause annoyance or injury to the survivors. In such cases he will most likely tell the truth, but not the whole truth, and assign some prominent symptom as the cause of death. As instances of cases which may tell against the medical man himself, I will mention erysipelas after vaccination and pueperal fever. A death from the first cause occurred not long ago in my practice, and although I had not vaccinated the child, yet in my desire to preserve vaccination from reproach, I omitted all mention of it from my certificate of death."