Beddow Bayly

Maurice Beddow Bayly

Maurice Beddow Bayly, MRCS, LRCP England, (d. 1962), was a member of the National Anti-Vaccination League and the Animal Defence and Anti-Vivisection Society.

In his book Schick Inoculation Against Diphtheria, he argued against diphtheria vaccination on the basis of its dangers and the incorrect belief that diphtheria was not caused by Corynebacterium diphtheriae. Reciting the details required to understand the cure for pernicious anemia he presented them in his Anaemia and Pernicious Anaemia, as an attack on scientific research, dwelling upon the nastiness of eating raw liver (now known to provide the poorly absorbed vitamin B12 in high concentrations) and claiming that illumination with ultra-violet light cleaned the blood of the root cause of the disease. Other people's work continued with the elucidation of the demonstration of the intrinsic factor necessary for the vitamin's absorption) in gastric juice, simple and effective treatment with B12 and a Nobel prize.

He was a Theosophist, obituarised in the Theosophist Magazine as "a much-respected member of the English section, active both in the Society and in work for the protection of animals".


  • 1952. B.C.G. Vaccination
  • Clinical Medical Discoveries
  • The Story of the Salk Anti-Poliomyelitis Vaccine
  • The Schick Inoculation Against Diphtheria
  • The Case AGAINST Vaccination
  • Spotlights on Vivisection
  • Cancer the Failure of Modern Research A Survey
  • ''More Spotlights on Vivisection
  • Diet in Relation to Health and Disease
  • The Futility of Experiments on Living Animals
  • Diet in Relation to Health and Disease
  • The taxpayer and experiments on living animals: With special reference to the work of the Medical Research Council


  • In a universe which embraces all types of life and consciousness and all material forms through which these manifest, nothing which is ethically wrong can ever be scientifically right; an integrated cosmos of spirit and matter one law must pervade all levels and all planes. This is the basic principle upon which the whole case against vivisection rests. Cicero summed it up in the four words: "No cruelty is useful". M. Beddow Bayly

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* - 'Some Little-Understood Effects of Serum Therapy', M. Beddow Bayly, Medical World (April 6th, 1934)

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