Archie Kalokerinos

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Archie Kalokerinos
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Archivides Kalokerinos

(1927-09-28)28 September 1927
Died1 March 2012(2012-03-01) (aged 84)
Known forMegavitamin therapy
Anti-vaccination activism

Archivides "Archie" Kalokerinos (28 September 1927 – 1 March 2012) was an Australian physician and anti-vaccination advocate. He advocated alternative medicine, including orthomolecular medicine[1] and a form of megavitamin therapy in which high doses of vitamin C are used to treat nearly all ailments, including any virus.[2][3] He became notable for treating indigenous Australians with high intravenous doses of vitamin C,[1] a practice criticized by the medical community for being unsupported by data.[4]

Early life[edit]

Archivides Kalokerinos was born in Glen Innes, Australia, on 28 September 1927. He earned his MB BS degree from Sydney University in 1951 and then spent six years in England. He held the position of medical superintendent at a hospital in Collarenebri, New South Wales.[5]

Anti-vaccination activism[edit]

Kalokerinos was affiliated with Australian Vaccination Network, an anti-vaccination lobbyist group.[6] As a speaker for the group, Kalokerinos spread numerous conspiracy theories about vaccines, including that vaccines were used to spread HIV/AIDS in Nigeria as part of a deliberate genocide perpetrated by the World Health Organization and the Save The Children Fund,[2] that they were used by the Australian government to kill a large number of Aboriginal Australians, and that the United States planned to exterminate criminals by encouraging them to get vaccinated.[6] He has said that the deliberate mass killings perpetrated by the World Health Organization and the Save The Children Fund "put Hitler and Stalin in the shade".[2] None of these claims are supported by scientific evidence.[6]



  • Vitamin C Nature's Miraculous Healing Missile!, G. Dettman, A. Kalokerinos, Ashgate Publishing (1993) ISBN 0-646-11985-0
  • Every Second Child Archie Kalokerinos (foreword by Linus Pauling), Keats Publishing (1981) ISBN 0-87983-250-9
  • Alcohol and Australian Aborigines, A. Kalokerinos, Aboriginal Medical Service Information Service, Redfern, NSW (1977) ISBN 0-959-69092-1
  • Ascorbic acid, the eye, diabetes and herpes, A. Kalokerinos, Aboriginal Medical Service Information Service, Redfern, NSW (1977) ISBN 0-959-69090-5

Journal articles

  • Kalokerinos A, Dettman I, Dettman G. (1983) Is calcium ascorbate preferable to sodium ascorbate? Australas Nurses J. Mar;12(1):9. PMID 6555033
  • Kalokerinos A, Dettman I, Dettman G. (1982) How much vitamin C should I take. Australas Nurses J. Jul;11(6):8-9. PMID 6924854
  • Kalokerinos A, Dettman I, Dettman G. (1982) Ascorbate—the proof of the pudding! A selection of case histories responding to ascorbate. Australas Nurses J. Mar;11(2):18-21. PMID 6920272
  • Kalokerinos A, Dettman G. (1981) Rubella immunisation, a tangle of absurdities and some comments. Australas Nurses J. Nov;10(11):3-6. PMID 6917758
  • Kalokerinos A, Dettman G. (1981) On your metal? Amazing zinc! Australas Nurses J. Oct;10(10):22. PMID 6915775
  • Kalokerinos A, Dettman G. (1981) "Mumps" the word but you have yet another vaccine deficiency. Australas Nurses J. Jun;10(6):17-8. PMID 6914174
  • Kalokerinos A, Dettman I, Dettman G. (1981) Vitamin C: the dangers of calcium and safety of sodium ascorbate. Australas Nurses J. Mar;10(3):22. PMID 6910420
  • Dettman G, Kalokerinos A. (1980) Aboriginal health: the gentle art of deception. Australas Nurses J. Dec;10(1):14-5. PMID 6908523
  • Kalokerinos A, Dettman G. (1980) Viral vaccines vital or vulnerable. Australas Nurses J. Aug;9(9):27-32. PMID 6904225
  • Kalokerinos A, Dettman G. (1980) Joggers - beware. Australas Nurses J. Jul;9(8):22. PMID 6904216
  • Cilento P, Kalokerinos A, (1980) Dettman I, Dettman G. Venomous bites and vitamin C status. Australas Nurses J. May;9(6):19. PMID 6902663
  • Knafelc D, Kalokerinos A, Dettmann G. (1980) Disease etiology - a shock therapy. Australas Nurses J. Jan-Feb;9(3):18-20. PMID 6770812
  • Kalokerinos A, Dettman G. (1979) On new ideas and an U.S. experience. Australas Nurses J. Nov;9(1):22-6. PMID 119534
  • Kalokerinos A, Dettman G. (1979) Year of the child: don't be beguiled. Australas Nurses J. Mar;8(6):22-4. PMID 110305
  • Kalokerinos A, Dettman G. (1978) Vaccines: "who" benefits? Australas Nurses J. Jul;7(11):15-6. PMID 100089
  • Kalokerinos A, Dettman G. (1978) Does rubella vaccine protect? Australas Nurses J. May;7(9):1-4. PMID 96796
  • Kalokerinos A. (1978) The sudden infant death syndrome. Part 2. Definition. Further clinical observations. Australas Nurses J. Mar;7(7):6-8. PMID 418773
  • Kalokerinos A. (1977) Australian Aboriginal health and vitamin C. Australas Nurses J. Dec;7(5):7. PMID 415724
  • Kalokerinos A, Dettman G. (1977) Vitamin C and the significance of that "wasted spillover". Australas Nurses J. Oct;7(3):19. PMID 244300
  • Kalokerinos A. (1977) Aboriginal health. Australas Nurses J. Sep;7(2):23-4, 30. PMID 243449
  • Kalokerinos A, Dettman G. (1977) The efficiency of immunisations. Australas Nurses J. Apr;6(9):15. PMID 587083
  • Kalokerinos A, Dettman G. (1976) Sudden death in infancy syndrome in Western Australia. Med J Aust. Jul 3;2(1):31-2. PMID 979792
  • Kalokerinos A. (1976) Letter: Severe measles in Vietnam. Med J Aust. Apr 17;1(16):593-4. PMID 933962
  • Kalokerinos A. (1974) Poor black health, bad white attitudes. Aust Nurses J. Apr;3(9):29-31. PMID 4499636
  • Kalokerinos A. (1973) Aboriginal infant health and mortality rates. Med J Aust. 3 March 1973;1(9):462-3 PMID 4708934
  • Kalokerinos A. (1971) The Aboriginal infant mortality rate. Med J Aust. August 21;2(8):445-6. PMID 5122440
  • Kalokerinos A. (1969) Some aspects of aboriginal infant mortality. Med J Aust. January 25;1(4):185-7 PMID 5779047
  • Bryson AM, Kalokerinos A. (1970) Sudden unexpected deaths in infancy. Med J Aust. August 8;2(6):292. PMID 5456573

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Archie Kalokerinos". International Society for Orthomolecular Medicine. Archived from the original on 4 February 2020. Retrieved 4 February 2020.
  2. ^ a b c Bowditch, Peter (Summer 2002). "Dante & Virgil Go Down to Hurstville" (PDF). The Skeptic. 22 (4): 8–10. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 March 2019. Retrieved 4 February 2020.
  3. ^ "Vitamin C – Effective Treatment of SARS: Australian Doctors". Xinhua News Agency. 13 May 2003. Archived from the original on 12 May 2006. Retrieved 4 February 2020.
  4. ^ Spence, Des (31 May 2013). "Bad medicine: statins". BMJ. 346: f3566. doi:10.1136/bmj.f3566. ISSN 1756-1833. PMID 23729321.
  5. ^ Toli, Fani (7 March 2012). "Greek-Australian Archie Kalokerinos, Doctor to Aboriginal Children in Australia, Passes Away". Greek Australia Reporter. Greek Reporter. Retrieved 14 March 2012.
  6. ^ a b c Cluett, Susan (Summer 1999). "Anti-immunisation meeting" (PDF). The Skeptic. 19 (4): 13. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 May 2013.