• The Autism Vaccine: The Story of Modern Medicine's Greatest Tragedy

  • By: Forrest Maready
  • Narrated by: Forrest Maready
  • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars (129 ratings)

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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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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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Well-Written and Well-Read

I work in the medical field and hold a doctoral degree. I am data driven. I seek Truth even when it doesn't agree with my presumptions. I sought to debunk the vaccine topic related to autism a few years ago. As I continue to seek Truth in this matter by examining the evidence from both sides of the table, my assessment thus far is to seriously question the need for vaccinations. Take each vaccine on a case by case and patient by patient basis. Many vaccines MAY protect against illnesses that are mild and are just an inconvenience. Others MAY protect against more serious illnesses. You have to weigh the risks and benefits. The risk of getting a vaccine and the risk of not getting one.

This book should help you get an idea of the history of development of vaccines, in particular the Diphtheria vaccine. I feel the author has no agenda or alterior motive other than to present the truth. He is careful to state when things are facts versus when they are theory. And that shows character and the desire for accuracy.

Additionally, the author is very good at telling the story. That is an art that is difficult to do.

I recommend this book to those wanting to learn more about the topic of aluminum and it's implication in autism.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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In depth dive into the history of vaccination

Everyone should read this book. With the constant barrage of propaganda at the hands of the pharmaceutical industry and our governments, it's refreshing to see someone address the hard questions that we seem to be forbidden to ask.

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Excellent and interesting information!

This was excellent information, presented in a way that kept me intrigued and interested to know more. I had to stop the book several times to Google facts, terminology, and historical accounts- not because I didn't believe the author but more so because I couldn't believe how much I was not aware of from our pages of history. Told in a storyteller's fashion, I highly recommend this book to anyone curious about why ASD, allergies, ADHD, or sensory issues are continually on the rise. Especially relatable for a mom of a daughter on the spectrum, though I will suggest to the author that the # of females being diagnosed today is actually much greater than first thought, as girls present differently than boys and can be more difficult to diagnose.

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  • Katelyn boyle
  • 07-20-21

Insightful, educational and an excellent read.

After reading the authors polio book, I knew I had to listen to this one.

Although the author trails off topic about the ingredients of certain vaccines in too much detail,the book gives a great insight into the side effects that vaccines caused and how or if they aided in the birth of autism. The story of Quintland is also a very interesting inclusion and I will now move on to leaning about them.

The author continues to produce incredible books with extensive research and displays it in a simple to understand narrative.

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  • MR MOHAMMAD BARI
  • 01-23-20

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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  • David
  • 06-02-22

Crucial

Everybody should hear or read this book.
Many thanks to the courage of the author.

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  • The Vikid Truth
  • 02-22-22

Very informative and extremely important.

I love the history presented, the attempt to address a very deep and complex issue with honesty and care. The author presents unique mechanisms which I had never heard about before and is very clear about when he is speculating as compared to presenting facts. The ethical implications are astounding. This is a nuanced and well written book that isn't too long. Ultimately I think it is a must read for any open minded thinking person.

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  • Joanna
  • 06-25-19

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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  • c l mcgee
  • 06-16-19

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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  • The Nautrual
  • 12-22-21

Every mother father and prospective parent must read this book

It is our own ignorance and lack of willingness to educate ourselves and question authority that turns us into mindless sheep, a state in which as parents leaves us asleep at the wheel, too often costs many of our own kids their chance to lead normal productive lives… now there is no excuse for any parents ignorance on the issue of vaccines and autism, read this book learn open your eyes, understand the reality of what’s being perpetrated and then join the most important fight our world has seen since World War Two!!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-31-21

Concise historical recollection

This book was written with significant historical reseach of the literature, and medical documentation by key physicians throughout the historical record that observed, worked with, examinated and thoroughly described the particulars of the autism affected persons and populations.

Great effort appears to have gone into writing a captivating, thought provoking, intellectually curious, and unbiased account.

A must read for all.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-14-19

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This book is amazingly well told and researched and is a story that everyone MUST read!!!

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  • Sarah Fox
  • 11-08-19

Absolutely brilliant and informative

This book is easy to listen to and is so jam packed full of important research and scientific grounding that I have no hesitation recommending it to everyone and anyone at all. Regardless of your stance on vaccines, you will be more informed and can better understand the motivations behind vaccine awareness campaigns. Forrest is easy to listen to and has done a great deal of research here to bring this very well formed book to us. THANK YOU.