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At that time, Senator Ralph Yarborough (D-Texas) organized the National Panel of Consultants of the Conquest of Cancer. Of its 26 members, 10 came from the American Cancer Society and 4 were affiliated with Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital. Benno Schmidt, MD, the director of Sloan Kettering's Cancer Center, was the panel's chairman. " Today,, cancer-related expenditures are about 119'~of the overall health budget in the United States and, according to American Cancer Society figures, total cancer expenditures, directly and indirectly, for hospitals, doctors, nurses, oncologists, research, etc.

Implying that Ernst Krebs Jr. was an itinerant quack with fabricated qualifications: "Ernst T. Krebs, Jr. -- Laetrile's "father" -- has often been referred to as "Dr Krebs" although he has no accredited doctoral degree. He attended Hahnemann Medical College in Philadelphia from 1938 to 1941, but was expelled after repeating his freshman year and failing his sophomore year... 38 n Our researchers were intrigued about this colourful new version of Ernst Krebs' background, so we wrote to Dr Wilson asking him to source his information.

Many intelligent ... citizens... have made a,.. decision... to employ an unproven and largely unrespected treatment in an effort to comfort, if not save, lives that orthodox [medicine] tells them have already been lost. They do so with an acute awareness of professional medicine's assessment of their choice. " Respect or not, the hounding continued. Today MultiJurisdictional Task Force 'commandos' are getting in on vitamin busts to enforce the FDA's total ban on interstate commerce involving B17 laetrile and other remedies.

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