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Practice Lesson of the Week

Unrecognised scurvy

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 17 September 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b3580

Vaccines and Unrecognized Scurvy.


Unrecognized Scurvy in its most distressing form was brought to the
attention of the Medical Profession by Dr Archie Kalokerinos working among
the Aborigines in Australia.[1]

He recognized the lethal effects of vaccines on some children which,
as Dr Viera Scheibner records, was produced experimentally in rats using
DPT vaccine.[2]

Dr Kalokerinos virtually eliminated deaths following immunization by
administering intravenous vitamin C prior to the vaccine. Furthermore
children that were unwell were not immunized until they recovered from
that illness.

The late Professor Clemetson has also advocated a similar practice to
reduce the incidence of fractured ribs skulls and spines, multiple bruises
and mouth lesions in these children.[3]

I have reported similar cases associated with Vitamin K

Michael Innis


1. Kalokerinos A. Every Second Child Thomas Nelson (Australia)
Limited 1974.

2. Scheibner V. Unrecognized Scurvy Rapid Responses 22/01.2010

3 Clemetson CAB Vaccinations, Inoculations and Ascorbic Acid. J
Ortho Mol Med 1999; vol 14 No 3:137 – 142

4. Innis MD. Vaccines, Apparnt Life-Threatening Events, Barlow’s
Disease,and Questions about “Shaken Baby Syndrome.” J Am Phys Surg

Competing interests:
As previously declared

Competing interests: No competing interests

22 January 2010
Michael D Innis