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In the late 1800s, a new disease arrived in North America from Europe and began to claim the lives of children everywhere. Though most today have never even heard of this illness, it would routinely kill over 10,000 children in a single year - more than the polio might take in an entire decade. After much trial and tribulation, a shot was developed that helped both those already afflicted with the illness, and those who might one day become infected. But the shot was dangerous, and many parents refused it for their children.  

In 1932, a safer version of the shot was developed, but contained a new ingredient never before tried on humans. Due to aggressive immunization campaigns, children all over the country began to receive this shot. Within a year, a new mental disorder - unknown to even the most knowledgeable child psychologists in the country - began to appear. It affected toddlers, and mostly boys. Children were losing the ability to speak and would take little interest in any other humans - even their parents. The Autism Vaccine chronicles the story of two of these children - one known throughout the world, the other completely unknown until recently - and why modern medicine’s attempts to explain what happened to them have so far come up short.

©2019 Forrest Maready (P)2019 Forrest Maready

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Every autism parents should read this book

I have two beautiful Autistic children, and over the years informations from other parents made me and my wife work closely & made a big change to my kids life. This book will give me more strength without any doubt.

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Great appreciation to the author's work

A very interesting book, a must read to every parent and future parent. High time to face the ugly truth and protect our children.Very enlightening, helped me understand my own health history.

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Wow!

As a parent who watched their child go from completely normal development - response, etc... I am surprised by none of this & it was always my opinion. Vaccine. Thank you Forrest, May people take note - I shall be spreading your book word.

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  • Barbara Loeppke
  • 08-07-19

Educational and historical scientific literature for the win!

This book was well written and educational. The author looks deep into the medical history books and follows 2 children with different lives, but similar disabilities. The author does not diminish the horrors of diphtheria, yet he also doesn’t diminish the horrors of vaccine reactions. Anyone who doesn’t believe we should have safer vaccines for those who want to use them, should skip this book. If you’re happy with the vaccines described in this book, for which the manufacturers have no motivation to make better, you are willfully taking the chance of harming your children for a lifetime. Increasing the cdc children’s vaccine schedule from roughly 5 vaccines in the 1960’s and 70’s to 72 doses in today’s childhood is simply not justified. Especially with no attendant increase in death or illness from those childhood infections. Thank you, Forrest Maready, for going through the CDC Children’s vaccine schedule and informing us of when each vaccine or additional dose was added. And most of all, thank you for delving deep into the medical literature so that we can make health decisions based on facts, not media hype and pharmaceutical marketing!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 29-08-19

Eye Opening

This was by far the most eye opening book listened to. I am a mother of 2 on the spectrum and 1 with learning disabilities. We did genetic testing and found nothing so I started to wonder about what was causing it. This, along with other mom's testimonies have got me thinking about furthering my education. Well done!

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  • Dr. Alan Bradford
  • 10-07-19

Excellent production and an even better story

This is the second audio book I have enjoyed by the author. (The first being The Moth in the Iron Lung, which I also highly recommend.) Despite its seemingly sensational title, which Maready clarifies in the final chapter, this book is mostly a history of the rise of autism. He raises serious and unanswered questions surrounding the connection between the discovery of autism, the astronomical rise of the disease, and the simultaneous introduction of the practice of injecting metallic neurotoxins. For anyone with a curious mind and a distaste for the assertion that the science on this topic is "settled," this book is a must read/listen. I only wish these discussions went on while I was learning in medical school. I'm looking forward to listening to Maready's other books.

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  • jessica
  • 17-12-19

mindblowing!!

I absolutely loved it! i hate the fact that we're the cause of the epidemic of autism but soo many ppl have been misguided and think tant autism is solely genetic and has been here for centuries and this book debunks those myths and proves once and for all how vaccines CAN cause things like autism and how our government has known for quite some time. thank you Forrest Maready!

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  • ADM
  • 19-09-19

AMAZING INSIGHT!!

Great work uncovering truth's!!! Forrest Maready talks in great length about how vaccines have been blindly pushed and we blindly take them, with very little to no research.

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  • Willow J. Sanders
  • 10-06-19

Great Historical perspective

Great to look at the History of how we got to where we are with vaccines and aluminum toxicity. Tells the story very clearly. I highly recommend this book.

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  • Angels Fan
  • 02-10-20

Intriguing.

I could not stop listening! After having done years of research into this subject after watching my own child slip away into Autism I thought I'd heard and read it all. The story of the children within followed by historical facts about the birth of imunizations had me addicted to listening. Thank you Forrest Maready for a riveting work of non fiction.

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  • ewa front
  • 05-01-20

thank you for being brave and speaking up.

As a parent I have been treated unfairly while asking my pediatrician questions about vaccines that were given to my children. Intimidated and belittled...bullied. I should have known better and stand up for them before damage was done. We need more authors like Forrest to be brave and educate parents like me with well done research collected in one place. Thank you!

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  • Janna Carnivale
  • 17-10-19

Mind blowing information!

So much good researched info that everyone should know about and those who do know need to pass on.

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  • Matt Green
  • 20-07-19

Knowledge is power

This subject is very complex. When you learn about the history of vaccination, you really start to understand how this is effecting all of us, and generations to come. You also get an idea of why people, on both ends, believe in what they believe. F. Maready does an excellent job telling our history in this book. I also appreciate his detailed thoughts with different theories.

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