Life is so busy but, reading “World Without Cancer” by G. Edward Griffin is definitely seeming worth my investment. Although it can be extremely dry at times you will find that your interest is peaked significantly when you read about some of the documented cases of scientific bias against Laetrile (B17) not to mention what seems like quite a lot of hypocrisy and cover ups.
At first some of the information seems a bit dated and you can see that just from the title of the first chapter but don’t be daunted by what seems to be outdated information. As you continue, Mr. Griffin winds his way through the medical timeline and brings us to the present….or nearly the present. As you read you will see that Mr. Griffin is building a well documented case showing bias in the scientific community against Laetrile. He shows how many doctors, universities and government agencies have never done their own studies but, instead, based their opinions on the study of doctors who were easily corrupted by money and, it seems, produced flawed data. Mr. Griffin goes on to show that these same doctors were putting out studies on the health benefits of smoking cigarettes, the harmlessness of cigarettes and taking publicity shots with cigarettes in their hands. They even claimed no connection between lung cancer and cigarettes ~ see page 29. This quote from chapter one of his book just about sums it up:
..the “fix was on. Laetrile would not be approved for testing, regardless of the facts. On September 1, 1971, the FDA announced that the Ad Hoc Committee of Consultants for Review and Evaluation of Laetrile had found “No acceptable evidence of therapeutic effect to justify clinical trials.” An then it announced, that because of their findings, Laetrile could no longer be promoted, sold, or even tested in the United States.
The California Report has remained as one of the primary authorities cited by cancer “experts” ad nauseum as the basis of legal restraints against Laetrile. The cancer industry has also refused the advocates of Laetrile a chance to conduct their own clinical trials on the basis of such flimsy excuses that they would be laughable if the consequences were no so serious. All of this is the product of bias, not objectivity. The reports and pronouncements are calculated to deceive, not to clarify. It is fiat, not science.
The two doctors in question are named MacDonald and Garland and the report they generated was called the “California Report”. Mr. Griffin systematically shows how not only were these two doctors more than likely influenced by money but, in addition, failed to conduct a study based on facts. He shows that the strength of the Laetrile used in their study was considerably weaker than the doses that other doctors were using to show the benefits of Laetrile. So, the dose was to weak to be effective and did not have the beneficial effects claimed by other doctors using Laetrile (B17) to battle cancer.
Earlier in the chapter, Mr. Griffin discusses the hypocrisy of various doctors and government officials, including law enforcement, who actually were using Laetrile (B17) while banning, passing laws and arresting individuals who chose to use this substance in their fight against cancer. He shows how a number of advisers to the FDA had direct financial interest in the products they were supposed to be evaluating.
In addition, he discusses how numerous doctors have had their reputations ruined because they chose to cross swords with the FDA or other government agencies. In particular, he discusses Dr. Ivy who I will be looking into further. Dr. Ivy was a highly respected doctor with numerous prestigious awards and honors. He discusses how Dr. Ivy was railroaded by a doctor who admitted to lying under oath in order to discredit Dr. Ivy’s work. Dr. Ivy was using something called Krebiozen. Something that he had used successfully but, because he was not “playing ball” he was branded a “quack”.
You can read more for yourself by picking up the book but, so far….so good! This book is worth the read and definitely thought provoking. On to chapter two!