We must recognize and face the onset of a wide range of new childhood epidemics: autism and language delay, asthma and food allergy, diabetes and obesity. Over half of American children now have a chronic health condition: a deterioration in our standard of living that should concern all citizens and especially the healing professions. Sadly, we now live in a brave new world of excessive health intervention, a world that has newly forced vaccination and medication on infants and children while also overdosing Americans of all ages. Not surprisingly, the prevailing response of our leading medical institutions to the new epidemics has been complacency and denial. In extreme cases, these institutions suppress the problem by redefining conditions in order to normalize them, effectively erasing the historical record. To retain our collective memory, the development of solutions to this crisis in human health must start with clear awareness and recognition of the new epidemics, beginning in infancy and extending throughout the lifespan.