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Chicken Pox Parties

Eat Your Heart Out!

Part 1 of 2.

Between 1912-14, Dr. Frederick Thomson & Dr. Clifford Price conducted human experiments in a hospital setting to assess the contagious nature of chicken pox. They conducted 54 experiments which involved putting children with chicken pox into wards with 'healthy' children. They were not allowed any direct contact with each other.

Of the 521 'healthy' children, 210 were considered ‘immune’ (40.3%) because they had contracted the disease previously, and 311 were considered non-immune (59.6%).

In just seven of the 54 experiments (12.9%) did a child become sick.

Across these seven experiments, just 15 of the 521 children (2.8%) developed chicken pox.

Of these, six were ‘non-immune’ (40%), one was ‘immune’ (6.6%), and the immune status of the remaining eight cases was not reported (53.3%).

Part 2 of 2.

In a second series of seven experiments, children with chicken pox were put into wards with healthy children. They were allowed direct contact with each other.

Of the 130 healthy children, 61 were ‘immune’ (46.9%) and 69 were ‘non-immune’ (53%). None of the children (0%) developed chicken pox.

The results of these experiments are a major problem for the idea that chicken pox is a highly infectious and contagious childhood illness.



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