A great deal of information on HPV prior to 2006 has disappeared from the CDC data bank and probably PubMed. This is how they work. HPV was never a "death sentence" for teenage girls and was never anything to worry about. There is no scientific data that validates that HPV causes cervical cancer and the reports that disappeared reinforced that. If you want to silence your detractors you remove all information that supports their position. Same as for Polio. This is from Hilary Butler:
I've been involved in vaccine research for 25 years now. This sort of thing is nothing new. Right from the start of my work, I'd find articles which promised a right of reply in the "next" journal, only to find that right of reply "missing" from Philson Medical Library archives.
Those missing right of replies, were always stuff that would not be useful for the pro-vaccine standpoint.
Over the years that I went up there, I'd find really interesting old books on the "biff out" table, many of which are now in my library. Sometimes medical students picked them up and make a buck selling them on ebay, or trademe.
If you think this is new, it's not.
Here is an example you can check out for yourself. Go to your medical library, and ask to see the United States Polio Surveillance Unit's bulletins, from 1955 to 1970.
They will be listed as "missing".
Every single medical library in USA, that someone checked out for me, and New Zealand (and possible other countries) has them listed as "missing".
There is only one place you can see them, as far as I know, and that is in the AMA library, and they are listed as having top security clearance requirements to see, according to someone who tried to access them.
Why might this be? When he was alive, Dr Ratner had copies of them at his home. He gave me many of the years' data I wanted. They clearly showed that from the inception of the SALK vaccine, to it's discontinuation, the vaccine had MINUS efficacy and was actually causing more polio in the vaccinated than in the unvaccinated.
Any studious person looking at Government stats in retrospect, would be able to easily see that the polical and media canonization of SALK and his vaccine was a mirage of duplicity upon duplicity.
I have NOT known a time, in the last 25 years, where medical libraries have made it easy to do any meaningful research.
For instance, for the last 10 years or so, if I want to look at historical issues of BMJ or the Lancet inside Auckland's Philson medical library, I can no longer go down to the third floor, start at the beginning, and "see" if there is something that might be interesting.
Oh no. NOW I have to place an official request at the main desk, asking for a specific bound book, which means I have to know what I want and which volume it is in. This will then be brought at a specified date and time, from the locked storage "dark hole", which is in a remote place a long long distance from Auckland medical library itself.
Can I actually GO to this dark place, and sit and study? No, of course not. That would make it much to easy for me to find stuff they don't want me to find.
Unless I have appropriate credentials or specific authorization, or am a suitable bigwig, any research is made as difficult as possible.
In terms of hospital files in this country, anything over 15 years of age, is automatically destroyed.
Parents should know that they should keep their own running paper copy of all medical files, in their own home. If they don't, then don't expect either a hospital, or a doctor to do that.
After all, they too have "budget constraints".
Wink wink.------[2009 April] Olmsted on Autism: Hopkins Loses Early Case File