Shaken Baby Syndrome Diagnosis On Shaky Ground

by Viera Scheibner, PhD

Published in the “Journal of Australasian College of Nutritional & Environmental Medicine”, Vol. 20 No. 2; August 2001


An epidemic of accusations against parents and baby sitters of Shaken Baby Syndrome is sweeping the developed world. The United States and the United Kingdom are in the forefront of such questionable practice. Brain (mainly subdural, less often subarachnoid) and retinal haemorrhages, retinal detachments, and rib and other bone ‘fractures’ are considered pathognomic. However, the reality of these injuries is very different and well documented: the vast majority occur after the administration of childhood vaccines and a minority of cases are due to documented birth injuries and pre-eclamptic and eclamptic states of the mothers.

Evidence that vaccines cause brain and retinal haemorrhages and increased fragility of bones, has been published in refereed medical journals. That this has been to a great extent due to the depletion of vitamin C reserves resulting in acute scurvy, has also been published. I refer to such articles and demonstrate that there is a viable differential diagnosis available explaining the observed injuries in what is called the Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) as non-traumatic injuries, and that the diagnosis of SBS is an artifactual incorrect evaluation of the cause of such injuries; it has resulted in unspeakable injustices and suffering for the affected individuals and their families, and deprived the surviving babies of their parental care by replacing it with foster care. It does not reflect well on the justice and medical systems in the developed world which are, sadly, characterized by blindness to the most obvious and victimization of the innocent. Those who inject babies with great numbers of vaccines within short periods of time in the first months of life, often ignoring the observed serious reactions to the previous lots of vaccines, are not only the accusers of innocent carers, but are not prosecuted or brought to justice; quite to the contrary, they continue injecting babies with toxic cocktails of vaccines and creating further innumerable cases of grievous bodily harm and death.



Author: Leslie Carol Botha

Author, publisher, radio talk show host and internationally recognized expert on women's hormone cycles. Social/political activist on Gardasil the HPV vaccine for adolescent girls. Co-author of "Understanding Your Mood, Mind and Hormone Cycle." Honorary advisory board member for the Foundation for the Study of Cycles and member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research.