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  • Dr. Mary's Monkey

  • How the Unsolved Murder of a Doctor, a Secret Laboratory in New Orleans and Cancer-Causing Monkey Viruses Are Linked to Lee Harvey Oswald, the JFK Assassination, and Emerging Global Epidemics
  • By: Edward T. Haslam
  • Narrated by: Jim Meskimen
  • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: Health & Wellness, Medicine & Health Care Industry
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (39 ratings)

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Summary

The 1964 murder of a nationally known cancer researcher sets the stage for this gripping exposé of medical professionals enmeshed in covert government operations over the course of three decades. Following a trail of police records, FBI files, cancer statistics, and medical journals, this revealing book presents evidence of a web of medical secret-keeping that began with the handling of evidence in the JFK assassination and continued apace, sweeping doctors into coverups of cancer outbreaks, contaminated polio vaccine, the arrival of the AIDS virus, and biological weapon research using infected monkeys.

©2007 Edward T. Haslam (P)2012 Tantor

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"No JFK book can come close to it...." (Citizens for Truth About the Kennedy Assassination)

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How CCMVs Caused A Generation Of Cancer Patients And Deaths

In 1990 I knew ONE woman who had cancer in my village (SuBo’s Hometown) Of Blackburn which held some 4,500 citizens in my entire life. Fast forward 30 years, I have lost my father, neighbours, friends parents, my friend lost a testicle and I have known MANY more people than I probably should who have been smote with this slowly and agonisingly painful disease.
Haslam has opened up a portal to the past where, without fancy tangents or overly long bit-part stories, the disease has more than likely came from. Whether you are looking for a different take on Oswald or are interested in Dr Mary Sherman’s death, this is a MUST have for any avid reader of history. For that is exactly what this book is, historical, ideally I’d replace reading about absolute tosh like Hitler and make THIS book a must for ALL schoolchildren’s reading curriculum, such is its content...mind blowing, the start of the deep state and their forays into many medical areas where they should NEVER have been allowed to go.

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  • 17-06-16

mind blowing - had to keep listening

Gives a real insight into 1950s America, germ warfare and the death of Kennedy. None of which I thought I was remotely interested in before coming across this audio book. Now I feel compelled enough to learn more. Loved it!

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Excellent book - Very relevant in the current Pandemic

The book read very well and kept me interested throughout. If people have questions about the pharmaceutical industry and practices, this book gives a very dark insight.

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A most interesting book

I was gripped from beginning to end. This has opened my eyes, like no other book has done, to date. I highly recommend this book to those of you looking for real answers to a plethora of old questions.

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Finally a plausible explanation

Excellent. It may not be correct but the story laid out here is as good an explanation of event s around the Assassination of president Kennedy that I've heard yet. Top class.

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Totally absorbing

You need to focus to follow some of the threads, but Haslam himself writes clearly while showing his own 'workings out' of what ends up being an account of him trying to solve a personal puzzle which leads all the way back to historical events of huge import. I came away feeling I need to question my scepticism when it comes to conspiracy theories. Excellent performance too.

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  • Kevin
  • 20-12-12

Mindblowing

What made the experience of listening to Dr. Mary's Monkey the most enjoyable?

It's like riding a runaway freight train. You ask yourself over and over WHO'S DRIVING THIS THING AND WHERE ARE WE HEADED? The only problem is you need at the very least an active interest in the JFK assassination. You really need to know who the characters are and it's crucial that you care. It's such a bizarre take on what may have happened in Dallas that a wide open mind is essential. But the story is amazing and the read is excellent.

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  • C. A. T.
  • 05-03-13

Captivating

Slow starting , maybe a little bit too much personal background however the information, which is laid out for the listener is understandable and well done. Not really a book about JFK however there are people, the usual suspects that intersect in a plot to kill Castro and the Kennedy assassination.

Frankly, the information about the government using cancer as a bio weapon that gets out of control, is past scary. It would explain a lot such as the cancer pandemic we are now having.

1 out of 2 men and 1 out of 3 women will get cancer now - those are scary numbers. It's a book worth listening to at least once.

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  • Cindy
  • 24-08-14

Excellent Expose' of American History

What did you love best about Dr. Mary's Monkey?

This is not a conspiracy theory book - it can't be because it is backed up by so many facts. A few suppositions are made, but when you see the steps taken to those conclusions - you have to open your eyes to possibilities you never thought could be! Agree or disagree, this book is very revealing and explains a lot of the secrets (mostly medical ones) our government has been keeping... and why. And after you are so amazed and taken back by one conspiracy... titillating facts about another one arises. I loved this book and I hated it. I wanted to scream in frustration and anger, not at the author - at this country! I heard it twice and I bought the hard copy for underlining and marking relevant passages. Be prepared to have a major paradigm shift. Everyone should read this book!

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  • AKA farm girl
  • 15-01-19

Say Whaaaaat?

This story which admits to have begun as An investigation of the suspected murder of Dr Mary Sherman weaves an improbable connection that includes cancer research, the polio vaccine, a partical accelerator, the Mafia, assassination theories and the entire cast of those involved in the Kennedy assassination, the FBI, CIA and National institute of Health and various political leaders in New Orleans and Washington during several decades. The information is mind boggling and yet the story comes together with the most amazing order that defies coincidence. While there is no final conclusive solution to the murder, the constant list of names of people who overlap is certainly something that leaves the reader questioning the role of those people of influence during this time and today.

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  • Sue W. Hoffpauir
  • 04-11-18

WOW! Thought provoking and wakes you up !!

Not funny, how the truth sometimes takes years to surface. This should be required reading to understand the power of governments and corruption.

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  • Dave
  • 27-04-15

Incredible True Story That Reads Like a Thriller

(POSSIBLE SPOILERS AHEAD). The author digs up legitimate (and admittedly scary) direct ties between secret government funded cancer research, the Anti-Castro movement of the 50's, the bizarre murder of a respected cancer researcher at Tulane University and the John F.Kennedy Assassination, Many of the compellingly seedy characters from the Kennedy investigation (Ferrie, Clay Shaw, Oswald, etc) play a part in these strange going-on, as do some of the most effective, respected medical professionals in their fields. Add in the secret construction of a $10 Million Dollar Linear Particle Accelerator that appears to have been the weapon used to murder cancer researcher Dr.Mary Sherman and you've got something truly unique: a soberly -researched, carefully considered and convincingly written true story that takes you on a wild ride that keeps surprising, educating and thrilling you with every new chapter. This is investigative reporting, not conspiracy theories or arguments bent to prove a preconceived premise. This is, in other words, a singularly fascinating and scholarly work of investigative journalism that will change how you think about a LOT of things. Oh, and there's monkeys too. Can't forget about the monkeys . . .

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  • John
  • 26-01-13

Some good points, beginning is quite compelling

What did you love best about Dr. Mary's Monkey?

The authors frankness

What was one of the most memorable moments of Dr. Mary's Monkey?

The misplaced genius of Mary Sherman

What about Jim Meskimen’s performance did you like?

Excellent

What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

It is very plausible that LHO was a double agent working for RFK.

Any additional comments?

as the author said, the road to Hell is paved with good intentions.The absolute misguided tragedy of the Polio vaccine and the very real consequences of doctors "playing God"It does seem possible that the CIA did finally get their weaponized cancer, as we see from the death of Jack Ruby who stated so and the upcoming death of Hugo Chavez and who knows how many more.We all are aware an know the disaster communism was, but the hysteria of the 50's and 60's seems extreme, especially when you consider that Russia was our ally during WW2 against Germany and JapanThe more I find out about the late 40's and 50's, the more it seems that our leaders had dropped into a fit of madness, we are still paying for it 60 years laterThe SV 40 virus and the possible origins of the Aids virus...all created by mad scientists, I wonder how many other insane projects we don't know about.The end of living and the beginning of survival, upside down world, life out of balance, crazy lifeYou know, sometimes its just better to be humble, say we don't know and allow nature to work things out

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  • Peter
  • 18-05-17

Well Researched

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Very logically constructed and presented, this is one of the best audio books I've listened to in several years.

What other book might you compare Dr. Mary's Monkey to and why?

It's on the same level with Mark Lane, Gaeton Fonzi and Peter Janney.

Which scene was your favorite?

I found Haslam's writing about New Orleans in the 50s and 60s to be very interesting. It left me wanting to learn more about this city and the influence it had on our nation during this time.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

This one was hard to put down. It kept me captivated on a recent long distance road trip.

Any additional comments?

I thought JIm Meskimen did a good job reading the book.

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  • Megan Pawlak
  • 25-03-15

Cancer, secrets, and Viruses

I'll give the author credit for presenting his opinion in a well-documented and reasonable way. However like all such books it should be taken as an opinion piece for you to decide on your own. All of the evidence cited can be looked up and evaluated. I think we know more about aids and cancer than when this was written and I think more recent research has refuted some of the claims in this book. On the other hand, the story of Mary Sherman is as legitimate those of Henrietta Lax, the JFK assassination, viral cancer (look up the Tazmanian Devil), Lee Harvey Oswald and other mysterious and unknown but signifignt factors in world events. How she died and what she was potentially involved in is a major question that certainly does affect a lot of happenings in the US at the time of WWII through to the assassination of JFK. I don't agree with everything in this book but it's still good and important. If you're looking for historical or medical investigation stories then this is a good book to add to your reading list.

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  • Larry R. Kays
  • 28-09-12

Great piece of investigative journalism

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Highly recommended, anyone who likes conspiracy and down right frightening conclusions will love this book.

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