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  • Vaccines, Autoimmunity, and the Changing Nature of Childhood Illness

  • By: Thomas Cowan MD
  • Narrated by: Madison Niederhauser
  • Length: 4 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
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Over the past 50 years, rates of autoimmunity and chronic disease have exploded. In this provocative book, Dr. Thomas Cowan argues for a direct causal relationship to a corresponding increase in the number of vaccines American children typically receive. The goal of these vaccines is precisely what we’re now seeing in such abundance among our chronically ill children: the provocation of immune response. Cowan looks at emerging evidence that certain childhood illnesses are actually protective of disease later in life. 

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  • By A. Patel on 01-24-19

I found myself quoting it before I finished it

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Reviewed: 01-07-19

This is an excellent work which makes a compelling case for reconsidering the rationale for proliferation of vaccination. I stumbled a bit on Cowan's description of the fourth phase of water as a gel, because I think science already contemplates this in the recognition of aqueous solutions, blood plasma, and organic chemistry. but frankly the science is beyond my ability to quibble with it.

What was most challenging, and I really wish I had been edited out, was Cowan's indulgence in the philosophical ruminations of Rudolf Steiner. In my opinion, by taking this excursion into the esoteric realm of anthroposophy, Cowan will surely lose some of his audience. That is a sad thing.