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[ Presenting plain-text part of multi-format email ] by Morris Beale (Book: The Drug Story) Bringing the subject down almost to date, the rawest publicity stunt pulled by public relations firms for the biologicals manufacturing business was in New York City in Feb. and March of 1947. On Feb. 25, Eugene LeBar, a Mexico City importer took a bus to New York City. On March 10th he died in one of the city hospitals. The diagnosis was "hemorrhagic bronchitis". Somewhere between that date and April 10th, the Rockefeller public relations firm, recently assigned to the American Medical Association because the upward spiral of drug trust profits wasn't spiraling upward fast enough, had a brilliant idea. Senor LeBar, they reasoned, during his long trip had been in the same atmosphere with thousands of people from El Paso to New York. Why not drum up a SMALLPOX SCARE all over the United States and make ten million more dollars filling the nation's blood stream with cow pus and horse filth. With New York's publicity-loving Mayer, Wm. O'Dwyer, as the spearhead, this is exactly what they did. The bronchitis diagnosis was changed to one of smallpox 30 days after Senor LeBar's demise. Mayor O'Dwyer ordered everyone in New York vaccinated, although HE HAD NO MORE POWER TO DO THIS than Mahatma Gandhi had. The associated Press put the story on its wires in a big way, its "science" editor going all out to exploit this latest in "science". Of course, that didn't make AP Director Arthur Hays Sulzberger of the Rockefeller foundation mad with his editors. All the dopes and dupes in New York formed long lines in front of every police station and every doctor's office and had five years lopped off the other end of their lives. Newspapers and health departments all over the country, following the O'Dwyer publicity spread the serum HOAX and exhorted their own dupes to "get vaccinated". Thousands upon thousands of them did. One public relations firm for the drug trust planted a fake story that Pres. Truman had himself vaccinated before coming to New York to address a newspaper convention. Although this was denied by the White House, the denial, as usual, never caught up with the lie. The police station vaccinations cost the taxpayers of New York City $850,000 (remember this is 1947) and those who went to private doctors, even more. The Drug Trust undoubtedly added ten to fifteen million dollars to its 1947 profits. Source: The Drug Story, pp.138-139, by Morris Bealle - 1949 VnStroope@aol.com wrote: [ Presenting plain-text part of multi-format email ] Apparently after the "Homeland Security Corporate Giveaway" has, by law, limited pharmaceutical company's liability for anything that their wares might inflict upon folks, we are going to administer 500,000 doses of smallpox vaccine to US service people. I can only imagine that this is a multimillion dollar payday for some US based pharmaceutical company, but is perhaps somewhat dangerous for the recipients. So, is there any credible intelligence that suggests that this is anything other than corporate welfare for the manufacturer? And if we do have credible information that this may be important for "our" protection, (this is like a burglar wearing a bullet proof vest while breaking into your home) isn't it interesting that the government of the USA is more interested in protecting the military, and far less interested in protecting the citizenry? Priorities.... Roger Stroope Treat others not as you wish to, but as they wish to be... Austin College, Sherman Texas _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email firstname.lastname@example.org All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk --------------------------------- Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Mail Plus - Powerful. Affordable. Sign up now _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email email@example.com All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk