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on 1 January 2013
No doubt Stephanie Messenger thought it a great wheeze to mimic the title of Roald Dahl's book, George's Marvellous Medicine.

But perhaps the author of this ill-informed and potentially dangerous book should have read what Roald Dahl said about vaccinations:

"Here in Britain, because so many parents refuse, either out of obstinacy or ignorance or fear, to allow their children to be immunised, we still have a hundred thousand cases of measles every year. Out of those, more than 10,000 will suffer side effects of one kind or another. At least 10,000 will develop ear or chest infections. About 20 will die. LET THAT SINK IN. Every year around 20 children will die in Britain from measles. So what about the risks that your children will run from being immunised? They are almost non-existent. Listen to this. In a district of around 300,000 people, there will be only one child every 250 years who will develop serious side effects from measles immunisation! That is about a million to one chance. I should think there would be more chance of your child choking to death on a chocolate bar than of becoming seriously ill from a measles immunisation. So what on earth are you worrying about? It really is almost a crime to allow your child to go unimmunised. The ideal time to have it done is at 13 months, but it is never too late. All school-children who have not yet had a measles immunisation should beg their parents to arrange for them to have one as soon as possible. Incidentally, I dedicated two of my books to Olivia, the first was James and the Giant Peach'. That was when she was still alive. The second was 'The BFG', dedicated to her memory after she had died from measles. You will see her name at the beginning of each of these books. And I know how happy she would be if only she could know that her death had helped to save a good deal of illness and death among other children."

Yes, that's right, Stephanie: Roald Dahl's daughter DIED aged seven from the measles you believe is so harmless. Unfortunately, many, many other children have died as well.

It's you who needs to educate yourself properly and stop spreading dangerous nonsense and lies about diseases and vaccines.

Stephanie: please do everyone a favour and withdraw this book from sale before any parent even thinks about taking your advice - advice that they may later regret.
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