A Cleveland Clinic doctor has come under fire for penning an anti-vaccinations blog where he linked shots to autism and cancer.
In the blog post for Cleveland.com, Dr Daniel Neides MD, 50, said he was tired of the 'nonsense Americans are being fed' and wanted to 'stand up and scream' on behalf of babies being pumped with vaccines he said their bodies cannot cope with.
He suggested they were to blame for an increase in the number of children being diagnosed with autism and 'other neurological diseases'.
Dr Neides, the director of the hospital's Wellness Institute who specializes in family medicine, was slammed by critics who said the comments would lead to children's deaths.
In the article, Dr Neides said he could not prove that vaccinations caused autism or other illness, but suggested they were being overused among infants.
'Does the vaccine burden - as has been debated for years - cause autism? I don't know and will not debate that here.
'What I will stand up and scream is that newborns without intact immune systems and detoxification systems are being over-burdened with PRESERVATIVES AND ADJUVANTS IN THE VACCINES.
'The deniers will simply state that we do a better job of diagnosing this "disorder".
'Really? Something (s) are over-burdening our ability to detoxify, and that is when the problems begin,' he wrote.
He was inspired to write the article, he said, after taking ill himself from a flu shot containing formaldehyde.