1953 FitzGerald Report

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1953 FitzGerald Report

by Willing on Thu Aug 02, 2012 05:38 PM

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READ INTO THE CONGRESSIONAL RECORD IN 1953:

Now, passing on to another institution, I have very carefully studied the court records of three cases tried in the Federal and State Courts of Dallas, Texas. A running fight has been going on between officials, especially Dr. Morris Fishbein of the American Medical Association through the Journal of that organization, and theHoxseyCancer Clinic. Dr. Fishbein contended that the medicines employed by the Hoxsey Cancer Clinic had no therapeutic value; that it was run by a quack and a charlatan. (This clinic is manned by a staff of over 30 employees, including nurses and physicians). Reprints and circulation of several million copies of articles so prepared resulted in litigation. The Government thereafter intervened and sought an injunction to prevent the transmission in interstate commerce of certain medicines. It is interesting to note that in the Trial Court, before Judge Atwell, who had an opportunity to hear the witnesses in two different trials, it was held that the so-called Hoxsey. method of treating cancer was in some respects superior to that of x-ray, radium and surgery and did have therapeutic value. The Circuit Court of Appeals of the 5th Circuit decided otherwise. This decision was handed down during the trial of a libel suit in the District Court of Dallas, Texas, by Hoxsey against Morris Fishbein, who admitted that he had never practiced medicine one day in his life and had never had a private patient, which resulted in a verdict for Hoxsey and against Morris Fishbein. The defense admitted that Hoxsey could cure external cancer but contended that his medicines for internal cancer had no therapeutic value. The jury, after listening to leading Pathologists, Radiologists, Physicians, Surgeons and scores of witnesses, a great number of whom had never been treated by any Physician or Surgeon except the treatment received at the Hoxsey Cancer Clinic, concluded that Dr. Fishbein was wrong; that his published statements were false, and that the Hoxsey method of treating cancer did have therapeutic value.

In this litigation the Government of the United States, as well as Dr. Fishbein, brought to the Court the leading medical scientists, including Pathologists and others skilled in the treatment of cancer. They came from all parts of the country. It is significant to note that agreat number of these doctors admitted that x-ray therapy could cause cancer. This view is supported by medical publications, including the magazine entitled "CANCER" published by the American Cancer Society. May issue of 1948.

I am herewith including the names and addresses of some of the witnesses who testified in the State and Federal Court. It has been determined by pathology, in a great many instances by laboratories wholly disconnected from the Hoxsey Cancer Clinic, that they were suffering from different types of cancer, both internal and external, and following treatment they testified they were cured.

Name Address Type
J. A. Johnson Ranger, Tex. Squamous Cell No. 2
Mrs. R. J. Hickman 1225 E. Allen St. Ft. Worth, Tex Melanocarcinoma
Robt. Thane Avoca, Tex. Myxoliposarcoma
Mrs. H. H. Johnson Denton, Texas. Adenocarcinoma
Mrs. Elmer Smith Wellington, Tex. Malignant melanoma
Mildred Rager 2101 Stovall St., Dallas Texas Melanoma
A. G. Burgess 2416 Wyman St., Dallas Texas Basal Cell Carcinoma
Ira Poston 5322 Victor St., Dallas Texas Basal Cell Carcinoma
W. E. Harmon Grapevine, Tex. Prickle Cell Carcinoma
Mrs. J. A. Robb Weatherford, Tex Basal Cell Carcinoma
Mrs. Lessie Hester Lubbock, Tex Adenocarcinoma of Uterus
Mrs. Lora Barnett Peniel, Texas Adenocarcinoma of Uterus
Mrs. E. E. Hockett Farmersville, Texas, RFD Prickle Cell Carcinoma
T. E. Truman Waco, Texas Epidermoid Carcinoma
Fritz Trojan Waco, Texas Squamous Cell type
Mr. C. W. Malone Brownwood, Tex. Basal Cell type
Val Seurer Hinton, Okla. Malignant Carcinoma
Jo Parelll Sportotorium, Dallas, Texas Malignant Carcinoma
Mrs. R. M. Hoffman c-o J. B. Baird Co.. Shreveport, La. Spindle Cell Carcinoma
Tom Coates Merkel, Texas Basal Cell Carcinoma
J. L. Renfro Merkel, Texas Malignant Carcinoma
Mrs. J. D. Douglas Ft. Worth. Tex. Duct-cell Carcinoma
Mrs. R. S. Turner Carcinoma Grade 3 Squamous Cell
Mrs. C. E. Mallory Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Mrs.Herman Thomas 5222 Merrimac St., Dallas, Texas Melanocarcinoma
Clifton H. Smith 5637 Hiram St., Ft. Worth, Tex Malignant Carcinoma
Rev.Horace W. Irwin West Warwick, Rhode Island Malignant Carcinoma

I have had access to literature by leading scientists in the field of medicine. The attention of the Committee is invited to the hearings held during the 79th Congress, in

RE: 1953 FitzGerald Report

by jon4156 on Thu Aug 02, 2012 06:52 PM

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A lot has happened in 60 years.  The treatments used back in the 40's 50's and 60's likely have little value in today's world and so trying to make some connection based upon evidence from half a century ago seems rather futile.

RE: 1953 FitzGerald Report

by siblingof on Thu Aug 02, 2012 06:59 PM

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Ah, 1953. That's when we had all the answers. That is, if you were okay with segregation, Jim Crow laws, polio, McCarthyism, above-ground nuclear testing... you know, maybe we didn't have all the answers in 1953. I think it's time you looked at some more recent data, Shilling. 'Kay, that's all I have to say to you until next time you post this. (Which will be what, next week?)

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by huxley2006 on Thu Aug 02, 2012 08:08 PM

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I am going to run right out and call  Hoxsey Cancer Clinic. I understand that if I call now I get proof of big foots existence, pictures of extraterrestrials, the cure for the common cold, a recipe for turning led to gold, a perpetual motion machine and a free set of steak knives.

Hux...

 

RE: 1953 FitzGerald Report

by jon4156 on Fri Aug 03, 2012 02:09 AM

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On Aug 02, 2012 8:08 PM huxley2006 wrote:

I am going to run right out and call  Hoxsey Cancer Clinic. I understand that if I call now I get proof of big foots existence, pictures of extraterrestrials, the cure for the common cold, a recipe for turning led to gold, a perpetual motion machine and a free set of steak knives.

Hux...

 

But WAIT!!!....If you call right now (because we can't do this all day) you get a second set of steak knives FREE.

 

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