“I have thought many times of all the insane things we have advocated in medicine, that one of the most insane was to insist on the vaccination of children, or anybody else, for the prevention of smallpox when, as a matter of fact, we are never able to prove that vaccination saved one man from smallpox.
“I know of one epidemic of smallpox comprising nine hundred and some cases, in which 95 percent of the infected had been vaccinated, and most of them recently.
“It is now thirty years since I have been confining myself to the treatment of chronic disease. I have run across so many histories of children who had never seen a sick day until they were vaccinated, and who have never seen a well day since.
“In England, where statistics are kept a little more frankly and accurately and above-board than in this country (USA), the actual official records show three times as many deaths directly from vaccinations, as there were from smallpox for the past twenty-one years. I will guarantee that there are three times as many deaths that were not recorded, that are directly traceable to vaccinations. That doesn’t take into account the many many cases of encephalitis or sleeping sickness, and of this or that form of degeneration, that occurs as the result of vaccination.
“It is nonsense to think that you can inject pus — and it is usually from the pustule end of the dead smallpox victim — it is unthinkable that you can inject that into a little child and in any way improve its health. What is true of vaccination is exactly as true of all forms of serum immunization, so called, if we could by any means build up a natural resistance to disease through these artificial means, I would applaud it to the echo, but we can’t do it.
“The body has its own methods of defense. These depend on the vitality of the body at the time. If it is vital enough, it will resist all infections; if it isn’t vital enough, it won’t. And you can’t change the vitality of the body for the better by introducing poison of any kind into it.”
Dr William Howard Hay was born in Hartstown, Pennsylvania, USA in 1866. He graduated from the University of New York in 1891 and practised medicine for the next sixteen years.
Dr Hay became quite ill and was diagnosed with Bright’s Disease, high blood pressure and a dilated heart. He decided to treat his symptoms himself by eating a healthy, natural diet and after only three months, he improved.
As a consequence Dr Hay treated his patients through diet and successfully demonstrated that people could improve there lifestyles with a suitable diet. Over the years he developed correct food combining and the Hay Diet.
Dr William Howard Hay continued to lecture and successfully treat patients until his death in 1940.