“Don’t let the world around you squeeze you into its own mould, but let God re-mould your minds from within...”
Romans 12:2


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24th April, 2014

Just a little Prick is available here.

From One Prick to Another is available here.

If you don't wish to use those options, please consult your libraries, search trademe , or twist the arm of someone with copies, to let you read them.
OR If you would like to download the book pdfs, fill out this order form here which is a "once only" form. A later download, would require another form to be filled.

Hilary Butler.


Please read FAQ's below book summaries before ordering

‘Just a Little Prick’ (JALP - 2006)

Details how and why we started researching vaccines. 

The text spans events which took place in New Zealand from 1981, when our first son was born, to early 2006 just before the book was published.  Amongst the topics are whooping cough, diphtheria, hepatitis B, measles, meningitis, fever, influenza, SV40 and media incidents.  Sources are detailed as footnotes, from newspapers of the day, and their topically appropriate medical journal articles.

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‘From One Prick to Another’ (FOPTA - 2008)

Takes a slightly different approach, and contains different information to JALP. 

The book starts by looking at events which can seriously undermine a parent’s ability to make confident parenting decisions.  Peter writes an allegorical story looking at the more subtle aspects.  Rather than expose people, he exposes mindsets, and characteristics.  Hilary looks at the way the media and medical profession shape and trigger parents' fears and actions.Vaccine testing, paracetamol, Gardasil, rotavirus, chickenpox,and Prevenar are looked at, among other issues. Sources are detailed as footnotes, from newspapers of the day, and their topically appropriate medical journal articles.

Thanks to Healthy Options for permission to scan the book review in Healthy Options September 2008.
FOPTA Book Review

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 Frequently Asked Questions: 

Do you send books overseas?

24 April 2014. Between 2006 and today, we have sent over 9,000 books overseas.  Now the books are available through Amazon.com


What are the postage costs?

22 June, 2012: This is no longer applicable, as all the paper copies are now gone.

But we will leave it here as it is of historical interest in view of the fact that donations have never covered psotage costs, let alone anything over and above that. 

2008: Postage costs quoted below, are in New Zealand dollars.

Postage costs **  do NOT ** include the cost of the books to the trust.  Postage costs only covers what the trust pays to send the books to you.


JALP as a single book is $25.50
FOPTA as a single book is $26.40

JALP/FOPTA together $45,50. 

Two JALP and two FOPTA to USA are $91.00 postage, requires a different customs form, and may take longer to get there.

UK is slightly more than USA.  Canada is the same as USA.


To Australia.

JALP as a single book is $11.50
FOPTA as a single book is $12.50

JALP/FOPTA together $20.50.

Why are JALP and FOPTA not available in shops?

22 June, 2012: This question is no longer applicable, but we will leave it here anyway.

2008: We are a charitable non-profit trust, and we hold ethics about many things which go beyond the commercial mindset.

If a book is a priced commodity, the authors can/could easily lose control over where it goes, and what happens to it.  We want the book to be available to anyone who wants it. 

Had we put the books into a commercial framework, the price would have become a deterrent for some people. 

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