How Healing Becomes A Crime

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This documentary concerns Harry M. Hoxsey, the former coal miner whose family's herbal recipe has brought about claims of a cancer cure. Starting in 1924 with his first clinic, he expanded to 17 states by the mid 1950s, along the way constantly battling organized medicine that labeled him a charlatan. Hoxsey's supporters point out he was the victim of arrests, or "quackdowns" spearheaded by the proponents of established medical practices. Interviews of patients satisfied with the results of the controversial treatment are balanced with physicians from the FDA and the AMA. A clinic in Tijuana, Mexico claims an 80% success rate, while opponents are naturally skeptical. What is apparent is that cancer continues to be one of humankind's more dreaded diseases, and that political and economic forces dominate research and development.

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  • Slvrtxnrd

    This was a thought-provoking documentary.

    Even though supposedly the herbal, nutrition therapy for cancer is being studied, Monsanto's insistence on patenting foods and herbs will probably price those of us who are poor right out of the market.

    Medicine's goal is to help us? More like medicine's goal is to bleed us dry of every penny to our name.

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