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Why a Satisfactory Solution to the Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

Has Not Been Achieved

by Dr Archie Kalokerinos

The problem arises because the definition of the sudden infant death

syndrome (SIDS) is too limited in its scope. It is usually accepted that it

means the sudden, unexpected death of an infant who was either apparently

well or suffering from a 'trivial' illness which normally would not be

expected to cause death and autopsy findings failed to provide a

satisfactory explanation for death. However, one could become involved in

all sorts of discussions and augments concerning fine details of many

cases. While a recognition of these fine details is important the

definition as outlined above is a practical starting point.

Some aspects have been intensely studied during recent years. They are:

So called 'risk factors'

Abnormal biochemical, bacterial, viral, immunological, microscopic

(including electron microscope findings) and almost every aspect of modern

medical technology.

In other words, the more we look for fine abnormalities the more we find.

Unfortunately, apart from a few factors such as the recognition of the

dangers of cigarette smoking, nothing had been found that dramatically

reduces the incidence of the syndrome. Most authorities will admit that the

syndrome is a 'garbage can' where almost anything can lead up to it and

almost any abnormality can be found if one cares to look carefully enough.

It is necessary, of course, to bear in mind the fact that whatever the

findings are they are insufficient to satisfactorily explain the death

according to accepted medical standards.

Over thirty years ago I was able to make a series of observations that

permitted me to finally understand the syndrome and not just reduce its

incidence but to reduce the infant mortality rate overall in a dramatic


In the area under may control there was an extraordinarily high incidence

of the syndrome and a high infant death rate overall both amongst

Aboriginal and Caucasian infants. Many deaths could be attributed to the

SIDS syndrome as defined above. Other infants were apparently well or had

an apparently trivial illness, became suddenly shocked or unconscious,

often proceeded by an irritable or apprehensive state, and died. Autopsies

failed to explain why.

When I sought assistance from other general practitioners, specialists and

government departments I was told:

That nobody else had such a problem

That I was obviously doing something wrong

That I was not suited to practice medicine in such an area

That I should see a psychiatrist because I was 'over concerned'.

The fact was that all doctors had this problem. In some areas it was worse

than it was in mine. Many doctors, for reasons that I still cannot explain,

really thought that they did not have the problem inspite of records

studied by me later that revealed that they had it in a big way. Other

doctors, specialists and government departments deliberately lied to me. I

cannot, to this day explain why but it was so. It is important to recognise

this because in many ways authorities have not changed. They still lie,

cheat and misrepresent when some most serious and obvious medical problems

are considered.

Eventually I found that provided I could treat an infant early enough I

could reverse the unexplained shock or unconscious stage by administering

vitamin C in big doses, intramuscularly or intravenously. The method of

administration and the dose given depended on the severity of the clinical

state. It was a dramatic breakthrough. The statistics demonstrate clearly

how I was able to reduce the infant death rate during the period from

December 1967 to November 1975 when I left the area.

With such a result one would expect other doctors to sit up and take

notice. I was shocked to find that the reverse occurred. Doctors and

authorities (and later SIDS organisations) not only ignored my work but

became extremely hostile. Several times I was able to demonstrate to

colleagues the dramatic reversal of the shock or unconscious stage. They

remained hostile.

This hostility reached an extreme state one time when twins were admitted

to the hospital in a desperately neglected, malnourished and dehydrated

state. I lived next door to the hospital. There were three phone lines

between my place and the hospital. The twins were admitted (from memory)

about 10.00pm at night. Nobody informed me about their admission. I saw

them when I did routine rounds next day at 10.00am. When I stated that I

was going to resuscitate them by administering intravenous fluids the

nurses tried to talk me out of doing this. When I insisted that I would

they all walked out, leaving me alone to find the instruments and equipment

and resuscitate them. They did survive.

What makes otherwise sane people do something like this? I can only assume

that there was a large degree of hostility because of jealousy - something

gets into individuals and changes their entire psychology. They become

twisted in such a way that normal human responses are impossible. It is

necessary for me to stress this event so that others can understand why it

is that my work has been ignored.

But worse was to come. I observed that in some circumstances, particularly

when infants had even a mild illness that sudden collapse (shock or

unconsciousness or sudden death) could occur after the routine

administration of a vaccine of any type. Immediately authorities rushed to

deny that such a thing happens or if it does it is so rare that it can be

ignored because of the overpowering benefit of the vaccines to others.

Now I am not going to state here that vaccines should not be administered -

that is too complex a topic for simple consideration. But I am going to say

that serious reactions to vaccines, particularly the crude form of whooping

cough (pertussis) vaccine that is used in Australia, are far more common

than authorities would have us believe. More important this gives us an

important clue that leads to an understanding of the SIDS.

Any stress, any infection, any vaccine can in susceptible infants lead to

the SIDS. Any of these factors can lead to sudden unconsciousness or sudden

shock. The SIDS is not a clearly defined condition. It must be considered

as a multifactorial end to a complex picture. It is more likely to hit an

infant with poor immune responses. Vitamin C can and does play a critical

role. There is no doubt that smoking and other forms of pollution are

important factors. Proper breast feeding provides a considerable degree of

protection. Except in rare cases there should be no need for any baby to

die in a manner that ends with a death certificate labelled 'SIDS'. As far

as I am concerned the problem is 90% solved. If other doctors prefer to

think otherwise we will continue to see many more unnecessary deaths. Most

research projects now in progress only cloud the issue without solving it.



CAFMR Newsletter - Spring 1996 - Campaign Against Fraudulent Medical

Research, P.O. Box 234, Lawson NSW 2783, Australia. Phone +61

(0)2-4758-6822. www.pnc.com.au/~cafmr

The above article may be downloaded, copied, printed or otherwise

distributed without seeking permission from CAFMR. However, printed

acknowledgement is required when this is done.



About Dr Kalokerinos

Dr Archie Kalokerinos took his medical degree from Sydney University in

1951 and then spent six years in England. On his return to Australia he was

appointed Medical Superintendent of Collarenebri Hospital where he served

until 1975.

He is a Life Fellow of the Royal Society for Health, a Fellow of the

International Academy of Preventive Medicine, Fellow of the Australasian

College of Biomedical Scientists, Fellow of the Hong Kong Medical

Technology Association, and a Member of the New York Academy of Sciences.

He is also the Honorary Medical Advisor for Aboriginal Health. In 1978 Dr

Kalokerinos was awarded the A.M.M. (Australian Medal of Merit) for

'outstanding scientific research'.

He has authored and co-authored books with profound orthomolecular medicine

implications entitled Every Second Child (1974) and Vitamin C: Nature's

Miraculous Healing Missile (1993), as well as writing many scientific

papers. Currently he is semi-retired, living in Tamworth, New South Wales.

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