Alternative Cancer Treatments Bring Death To Four In Perth

From The West Australian:

Deputy State Coroner Evelyn Vicker investigated the deaths of Sandra McCarty, Pia Bosso, Sandra Kokalis, Deborah Gruber, and Carmelo Vinciullo after they all undertook the radical cancer therapy at Kathi Preston Memorial Health Centre – which operated a “clinic” out of Dr Boyd’s home in 2005.

Austrian doctor Hellfried Sartori was the mastermind behind the treatment, and the inquest heard he had his medical licence revoked in several states of the USA and was jailed for practising medicine without a licence.

The treatment, which the patients were told would cure them of cancer, was an administration of an IV High pH Cancer Therapy, using a range of substances including caesium, the industrial solvent DMSO, and laetrile – all of which are potentially toxic.

…”All patients were anxious to survive. This made them very vulnerable to a claim their cancer could not only be stalled, but most probably cured. All they had to do was believe.”

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  • Aliasalpha

    Any word on whether the bastard will be charged? More importantly what with, manslaughter, reckless endangerment, false advertising?

  • http://stripeyunderpants.blogspot.com/ silverbuttons

    Caesium, laetrile, and industrial solvent?? O_O What about this combination convinced the recipients that they would be cured of anything? I assume they didn’t actually know what was in this magical mixture, or they might have made the smarter decision to bash their heads against a brick wall 12 times while chanting “I am the cosmic duck!” over and over. I hope that “doctor” is charged with murder.


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