The 1964 murder of a nationally known cancer researcher sets the stage for this gripping exposé of medical professionals enmeshed in covert government operations over the course of three decades. Following a trail of police records, FBI files, cancer statistics, and medical journals, this revealing book presents evidence of a web of medical secret-keeping that began with the handling of evidence in the JFK assassination and continued apace, sweeping doctors into coverups of cancer outbreaks, contaminated polio vaccine, the arrival of the AIDS virus, and biological weapon research using infected monkeys.
What do you know, a monkey actually is the missing link?
The biggest criticism of the JFK conspiracy clique has always been: how could such a massive conspiracy, involving so many people, have been put together so fast. As a result the whole concept is trashed and Oswald is labeled “the lone nut.”
Here’s a book that says the conspiracy wasn’t put together for JFK at all, but for a completely unrelated pair of reasons, that minor players “co-opted.”
I find that very interesting and intriguing.
The author, perhaps inadvertently, introduces the concept of “An Opportunity” as a political action more powerful and easier to conceal than “A Conspiracy.”
Ostensibly, this book is about the tainting of the original Polio Vaccine with SV-40, a cancer-causing monkey virus. This is a true event that can be checked independently. Because of the horror of such a mistake, another team of scientists and doctors are thrown into creating a cure of the cancer, just injected to millions of children.
But low level people within that group, there because they have the right clearances, rather than the right medical background, hatch a subplot to exploit the highly contagious “pure cancer” for other uses. That if very interesting.
This reads like a very elaborate alternative history novel, but it isn’t alternative history. Many of these things can be proven.
I don’t agree with all of the conclusions, but I believe there is more than one missing puzzle piece from the Dallas conspiracy in this book.