Dr Viera Scheibner

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Viera Scheibner, PhD, (1935 - present) (real name Viera Scheibnerová) is a retired micropaleontologist (a branch of geology). From 1958 until 1968 she was assistant professor in the department of geology at Comenius University, Bratislava. Although she has no formal health sciences training, she has been active in the anti-vaccination field researching vaccines and vaccinations since her retirement and emigration to Australia in the early 1980s.

Education and career

Viera Scheibner was born in Bratislava (formerly Czechoslovakia, now Slovak Republic). During her distinguished career, she wrote three books and had over 90 scientific papers published in prestigious peer-reviewed journals in Australia and overseas.

In 1953, Viera Scheibner studied medicine at the Medical Faculty (school) of the Czechoslovak state-run Jan Masaryk University in Brno, before enrolling in the Faculty of Natural Sciences, and in 1954 transferred to the Jan Amos Comenius University in Bratislava where she graduated in 1958. During 1958 - 1961, she became a lecturer in the Department of Geology and Palaeontology of the Jan Amos Comenius University, Bratislava and was also a Senior Lecturer 1962 - 1967, at the Department of Geology and Palaeontology at Comenius University. Dr. Scheibner was awarded a doctorate in Natural Sciences (RNDR) from the Jan Amos Comenius University in Bratislava in 1964. In 1967 - 1968 she served as Senior Associate Professor (Docent) at the Department of Geology and Palaeontology of Jan Amos Comenius University, Bratislava. During her academic career 1958 - 1968 in Bratislava, she published 35 scientific papers and one monograph concerning the Cretaceous and Jurassic Foraminifera of the Carpathian Klippen Belt in Slovakia.

In 1968, Dr. Scheibner immigrated to Australia and assumed a position as a Micropalaeontologist with the Geological Survey of New South Wales, Department of Mines, later becoming the Department of Mineral Resources. During her employment 1968 to 1987 with the Geological Survey of New South Wales, she held various titles as a research scientist, including principal research scientist until her retirement from the Department of Mineral Resources in 1987.

The primary emphasis of Dr. Scheibner’s work in Australia with the Department of Mines was the study of the Cretaceous and Permian Foraminifera of the Great Australian Basin in New South Wales. She also studied the South Australian and the Carnarvon Basins in Western Australia, South Africa and the Indian Peninsula, and the Permian Foramin­ifera of the Sydney Basin. From 1972 to 1976 Dr. Scheibner was invited to participate in the highly prestigious Deep Sea Drilling Project conducted under the auspices of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (U.S.A.), in the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. The results of these studies were published in the Initial Reports of the Deep Sea Drilling Project (DSDP); she was also invited to write a Synopsis of Cretaceous Foraminifera of the Indian Ocean, published in a monograph entitled Synopsis of the DSDP in the Indian Ocean.

Research on the subject of vaccines

In 1986, pediatric researchers studying Crib Death Syndrome or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) believed babies were dying because of an inborn fault in the breathing control center in the brain. Between 1986-1990 Dr. Scheibner and her husband, Leif Karlsson, a Swedish bio-medical engineer specializing in patient monitoring systems, developed Cotwatch, a breathing monitor for babies. The Cotwatch sensor pad was placed under the mattress, as no monitors were attached to the body and the baby had full unobstructed movement in the cot, while the breathing was monitored. In the computer print-outs of the breathing patterns, a stress-induced breathing pattern was apparent, with clusters of low-volume breathing hypopnea[1] occurring around certain critical days following day zero which almost always turned out to be when vaccines were given. Her consequential study of cot death data revealed the same pattern.

Dr. Scheibner and her husband were not critical of vaccines at this time and didn't even know about the controversy surrounding vaccinations. At this point, the pediatricians with the Crib Death Management Center stopped sending parents to obtain the Cotwatch monitor, the pediatricians didn't want parents to know that vaccines were stressing their children. Until that time, Dr. Scheibner was actually pro-vaccination. The results of the Cotwatch studies prompted Dr. Scheibner to start researching all aspects of vaccinations and systematically searched through medical libraries and medical journals for articles concerning vaccines and vaccinations. In 1991, Dr. Scheibner presented some of the results of her findings from the Cotwatch breathing monitor to the Second Immunisation Conference in Canberra, Australia. In her pursuit of researching and educating herself about vaccines, she reviewed and studied more than 30,000 pages of data published in medical journals about Crib Deaths after vaccinations. Based on her extensive literature search, Dr. Scheibner in 1993 published a 296-page book entitled Vaccination 100 years of scientific research shows that vaccines represent a medical assault on the immune system, published by the Australian Print Group, Victoria; the book has also been translated and published in various languages around the world, the German by Hirthammer Verlag, the Dutch by Lemniscast Publishers, and the Finnish by Kustantaja Lasse Vajaranta.

Her book Vaccination documents what she believes has been published on the toxic ingredients that are in vaccines, what effects have been observed on the immune system, neurological system and other systems and organs of injecting this material into the body, the published failures of vaccines to prevent diseases, and the documented sensitising effect of vaccines. The book also lists literature she regards to be the positive effects of properly managed childhood diseases, namely measles, mumps, rubella, chickenpox and whooping cough, in priming and maturing the immune system of a child, lowering the risk of serious diseases such as cancer later in life.

Since publishing Vaccination, she has continued her study, written another book, Behavioural Problems in Childhood – The Link to Vaccination, and published two papers in the Journal of Australasian College of Nutritional & Environmental Medicine, one on shaken baby syndrome[2] and the other on her research with Cotwatch[3].

On invitation, she has addressed conferences, other health professionals, lawyers and parents, in many countries. She has also written expert witness reports for vaccine damage court cases and over 90 cases of alleged shaken baby syndrome on what is documented in the medical literature about vaccines causing injuries that are typically blamed on shaking the baby.

Published Letters

Scheibner V. Unreliability of scientific papers as evidence. BMJ March 24, 2004

Scheibner V. Patterns of presentation of the shaken baby syndrome may not be caused by trauma at all. BMJ April 2, 2004

Scheibner V. Study first, judge later. BMJ June 29, 2004

Scheibner V. Study first, judge later. BMJ July 3, 2004

Scheibner V. Some questions for Clive Davies or anyone. BMJ July 21,2004

Scheibner V. History repeats itself because people forget history. BMJ Sep. 13, 2004

Scheibner V. Gold standards. BMJ Feb. 8, 2005

Scheibner V. The Richardson hypothesis. BMJ Feb. 10, 2005

Scheibner V. A fatal misdiagnosis. BMJ Feb. 17, 2005

Scheibner V. A fatal misdiagnosis. BMJ Feb. 22, 2005

Scheibner V. Doctors don’t like the taste of their own medicine. BMJ. Mar. 5, 2005

Scheibner V. Intramuscular, not intravenous. BMJ Mar. 5, 2005

Scheibner V. MMR and Japan : a commentary by Wakefield and Stott. BMJ Mar. 10, 2005

Scheibner V. Epidemiology aint epidemiology (just like oils aint oils). BMJ Mar. 18. 2005

Scheibner V. Simply a concerned parent: parents must do more research. BMJ Mar. 24, 2005

Scheibner V. Existing research is revealing and accessible. BMJ Mar. 24, 2005



Vaccination.  100 Years of Orthodox Research Shows that Vaccines Represent a Medical Assault On The Immune System

Behavioural Problems in Childhood – The Link to Vaccination


  1. ^ Scheibner V (May 27-29 1990-91). ""Evidence of the association between non-specific stress syndrome, DPT injections, and cot death." The Old and the New. Proceedings of the Second National Immunisation Conference. Canberra, Public Health Association of Australia". 'Immunisation' 1.
  2. ^ Scheibner V (Aug 2001). ""Shaken Baby Syndrome Diagnosis on Shaky Ground."" (PDF). 'Journal of the Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine' 20 (2): 5-8,15.
  3. ^ Scheibner V (Dec 2004). ""Dynamics of Critical Days as Part of the Dynamics of Non-specific Stress Syndrome Discovered During Monitoring with Cotwatch Breathing Monitor”". 'Journal of the Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine' 23 (3): 10-14.
  4. ^ Anti-immunisation scare: The inconvenient facts. Stephen Basser, MD. The Skeptic Journal,[1] Vol 17 No 1
  5. ^ Bent Spoon Winner 1997: Viera Scheibner
  6. ^ Viera Scheibner
  7. ^ a b Japan, SIDS, and Pertussis Immunization

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More information



AUTISM by Dr Viera Scheibner and Bronwyn Hancock BSc.

VIC (Vaccine Injury Coalition)