The Truth behind the Lies

I have been attacked, libelled, lied about, patronised, banned, threatened and shadow banned for the last three years. Mainstream media, including the BBC, of course, joined with online trolls and professionals from the CIA to spread abuse.

Some of the abuse has been vile, some has been bizarre and much has been designed simply to be damaging and designed to destroy my credibility. It has been created deliberately and mercilessly to destroy my reputation and to try to ensure that people take no notice of what I say.

The aim was also to impoverish me by hiding my books, attacking them and me and thereby deliberately damaging my book sales so that I cannot afford to continue to fight – e.g. operate my websites.

The lies have, as planned, had a profound effect. I tried to sue some of those responsible for the most egregious libels. Four lawyers refused to help me because they disapprove of what I’ve said about covid. (One solicitor offered to give me the name of a barrister – with no guarantee that they’d help – if I paid her £1,000.) My name has become as bad as Dr Mudd’s and, as you can probably imagine, life has, in many ways, become intolerable for both of us. All for the crime of telling – and proving – the truth.

I’ve been writing and broadcasting about health care since the 1960s. (When I was a medical student I wrote several weekly columns.) To put the record straight, below you will find a small selection of the review quotes which were, three years ago, removed from internet sites such as the fake encyclopaedia.

You won’t be surprised to read that all these reviews were written and published before 2020. These are quotes from Britain alone, but this is only because I didn’t have the energy to wade through thousands of reviews from the USA and around 50 other countries.

Think of this small collection as me waving two fingers to the CIA, the mainstream media and the combined forces of the conspirators and the collaborators. You will see that in the past even the BBC and The Guardian approved of my work!

`Vernon Coleman writes as a general practitioner who has become disquieted by the all-pervasive influence of the pharmaceutical industry in modern medicine…He describes, with a wealth of illustrations, the phenomena of modern iatrogenesis; but he is also concerned about the wider harm which can result from doctors’ and patients’ preoccupation with medication instead of with the prevention of disease. He demonstrates, all the more effectively because he writes in a sober, matter-of-fact style, the immense influence exercised by the drug industry on doctors’ prescribing habits…He writes as a family doctor who is keenly aware of the social dimensions of medical practice. He ends his book with practical suggestions as to how medical care – in the developing countries as well as in the West – can best be freed from this unhealthy pharmaceutical predominance.’
G.M.Carstairs, The Times Literary Supplement (1975)

`What he says of the present is true: and it is the great merit of the book that he says it from the viewpoint of a practising general practitioner, who sees from the inside what is going on, and is appalled by the consequences to the profession, and to the public.’
Brian Inglis, Punch (1975)

`Dr Coleman writes with more sense than bias. Required reading for any Minister of Health’
Daily Express (1977)

`I hope this book becomes a bestseller among doctors, nurses and the wider public…’
Nursing Times (1977)

`Dr Coleman’s well-coordinated book could not be more timely.’
Yorkshire Post

`Few would disagree with Dr Coleman that more should be done about prevention.’
The Lancet (1977)

`This short but very readable book has a message that is timely. Vernon Coleman’s point is that much of the medical research into which money and expertise are poured is useless. At the same time, remedial conditions of mind and body which cause the most distress are largely neglected. This is true.’
Daily Telegraph (1977)

`If you believe Dr Vernon Coleman, the main beneficiaries of the hundred million pounds worth of research done in this country each year are certainly not the patients. The research benefits mostly the medical place seekers, who use their academic investigations as rungs on the promotional ladder, or drug companies with an eye for the latest market opening…The future may hold bionic superman but all a nation’s physic cannot significantly change the basic mortality statistics except sometimes, to make them worse.’
The Guardian (1975)

`The Medicine Men is well worth reading’
Times Educational Supplement (1975)

`Dr Vernon Coleman…is not a mine of information – he is a fountain. It pours out of him, mixed with opinions which have an attractive common sense ring about them.’
Coventry Evening Telegraph

`The Medicine Men’ by Dr Vernon Coleman, was the subject of a 14 minute `commercial’ on the BBC’s Nationwide television programme recently. Industry doctors and general practitioners come in for a severe drubbing: two down and several more to go because the targets for Dr Coleman’s pen are many, varied and, to say the least, surprising. Take the physicians who carry out clinical trials: many of those, claims the author, have sold themselves to the industry and agreed to do research for rewards of one kind or another, whether that reward be a trip abroad, a piece of equipment, a few dinners, a series of published papers or simply money.’
The Pharmaceutical Journal (1975)

`When the children have finished playing the games on your Sinclair or Commodore Vic 20 computer, you can turn it to more practical purposes. For what is probably Britain’s first home doctor programme for computers is now available. Dr Vernon Coleman, one of the country’s leading medical authors, has prepared the text for a remarkable series of six cassettes called The Home Doctor Series. Dr Coleman, author of the new book `Bodypower’…has turned his attention to computers.’
The Times 1983

‘By the year 2020 there will be a holocaust, not caused by a plutonium plume but by greed, medical ambition and political opportunism. This is the latest vision of Vernon Coleman, an articulate and prolific medical author…this disturbing book detects diseases in the whole way we deliver health care.’
Sunday Times (1988)

‘…the issues explores he explores are central to the health of the nation.’
Nursing Times

‘It is not necessary to accept his conclusion to be able to savour his decidedly trenchant comments on today’s medicine…a book to stimulate and to make one argue.’
British Medical Journal

‘As a writer of medical bestsellers, Dr Vernon Coleman’s aim is to shock us out of our complacency…it’s impossible not to be impressed by some of his arguments.’
Western Daily Press

‘Controversial and devastating’
Publishing News

‘Dr Coleman produces mountains of evidence to justify his outrageous claims.’
Edinburgh Evening News

‘Dr Coleman lays about him with an uncompromising verbal scalpel, dipped in vitriol, against all sorts of sacred medical cows.’
Exeter Express and Echo

‘Vernon Coleman writes brilliant books.’
The Good Book Guide

‘No thinking person can ignore him. This is why he has been for over 20 years one of the world’s leading advocates on human and animal rights in relation to health. Long may it continue.’
The Ecologist

‘The calmest voice of reason comes from Dr Vernon Coleman.’
The Observer

‘A godsend.’
Daily Telegraph

‘Dr Vernon Coleman has justifiably acquired a reputation for being controversial, iconoclastic and influential.’
General Practitioner

Independent on Sunday

The People

‘Compulsive reading.’
The Guardian

‘His message is important.’
The Economist

‘He’s the Lone Ranger, Robin Hood and the Equalizer rolled into one.’
Glasgow Evening Times

‘The man is a national treasure.’
What Doctors Don’t Tell You

‘His advice is optimistic and enthusiastic.’
British Medical Journal

‘Revered guru of medicine.’
Nursing Times

‘Gentle, kind and caring’
Western Daily Press

‘His trademark is that he doesn’t mince words. Far funnier than the usual tone of soupy piety you get from his colleagues.’
The Guardian

‘Dr Coleman is one of our most enlightened, trenchant and sensitive dispensers of medical advice.’
The Observer

‘Vernon Coleman is a leading medical authority and known to millions through his writing, broadcasting and bestselling books.’
Woman’s Own

‘His book Bodypower is one of the most sensible treatises on personal survival that has ever been published.’
Yorkshire Evening Post

‘One of the country’s top health experts.’
Woman’s Journal

‘Dr Coleman is crusading for a more complete awareness of what is good and bad for our bodies. In the course of that he has made many friends and some powerful enemies.’
Western Morning News

The People

‘Dr Vernon Coleman is one of our most enlightened, trenchant and sensible dispensers of medical advice.’
The Observer

‘The most influential medical writer in Britain. There can be little doubt that Vernon Coleman is the people’s doctor.’
Devon Life

‘The medical expert you can’t ignore.’
Sunday Independent

‘A literary genius.’
HSL Newsletter

‘I would much rather spend an evening in his company than be trapped for five minutes in a radio commentary box with Mr Geoffrey Boycott.’
Peter Tinniswood, Punch

‘Hard hitting...inimitably forthright.’
Hull Daily Mail

‘Refreshingly forthright.’
Liverpool Daily Post

‘Outspoken and alert.’
Sunday Express

‘The man with a mission.’
Morning News

‘A good read…very funny and packed with interesting and useful advice.’
The Big Issue

‘Dr Coleman gains in stature with successive books’
Coventry Evening Telegraph

‘Dr Coleman made me think again.’
BBC World Service

‘Marvellously succinct, refreshingly sensible.’
The Spectator

‘The living terror of the British medical establishment. A doctor of science as well as a medical graduate. Dr Coleman is probably one of the most brilliant men alive today. His extensive medical knowledge renders him fearless.’
Irish Times

‘His future as King of the media docs is assured.’
The Independent

‘Britain’s leading medical author.’
The Star

‘His advice is practical and readable.’
Northern Echo

‘The layman’s champion.’
Evening Herald

‘All commonsense and no nonsense.’
Health Services Management

‘One of Britain’s leading experts.’
Slimmer Magazine

‘The only three things I always read before the programme are Andrew Rawnsley in the Observer, Peter Hitchens in the Mail and Dr Vernon Coleman in The People. Or, if I’m really up against it, just Vernon Coleman.’
Eddie Mair, Presenter on BBC’s Radio Four

‘Dr Coleman is more illuminating than the proverbial lady with the lamp’
Company Magazine

‘Britain’s leading health care campaigner.’
The Sun

‘What he says is true.’

‘Perhaps the best known health writer for the general public in the world today.’
The Therapist

‘The patient’s champion. The doctor with the common touch.’
Birmingham Post

‘A persuasive writer whose arguments, based on research and experience, are sound.’
Nursing Standard

‘Coleman is controversial but respected and has been described in the British press as `the sharpest mind in medial journalism’ and `the calmest voice of reason’.
Animals Today

‘Vernon Coleman…rebel with a cause.’
Belfast Newsletter

‘…presents the arguments against drug based medicine so well, and disturbs a harmful complacency so entertainingly.’
Alternative News

‘He is certainly someone whose views are impossible to ignore, with his passionate advocacy of human and animal rights.’
International Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine

‘The doctor who dares to speak his mind.’
Oxford Mail

‘Dr Coleman speaks openly and reassuringly.’
Oxford Times

‘He writes lucidly and wittily.’
Good Housekeeping

And so on and so on…

Vernon Coleman’s books in print can most easily be seen in the BOOKS section on this website.