A Scary Story

The following paragraphs are taken from my book The Medicine Men:

‘Over eighty cases of vaginal cancer in young women have been attributed in America to the use by their mothers of oestrogens during pregnancy. The women were given doses of at least 25mg of stilboestrol daily.

The disorder was first noted when it became apparent that there was an epidemic of vaginal cancer, a rare disease usually only found in women over the age of 50. Simple detective work showed that all the girls' mothers had taken stilboestrol during a difficult pregnancy when it was at one time feared that without the oestrogen they would lose their babies.

The women who developed vaginal cancer had not taken any drugs. Their mothers had taken oestrogens some fifteen or more years previously. Doctors are now wondering what other drugs are likely to have such long-lasting effects on another generation.’

Taken from The Medicine Men by Vernon Coleman, published 1975.

The Medicine Men was the first book to attack the drugs industry and to describe its close relationship with the medical profession. The Medicine Men has been out of print for several decades but is now available again via the bookshop on this website.