Regarding the Oct. 1 pink Statesman:
Is there no end to this “pink” foolishness? What we desperately need is medical freedom, not more people running around in pink tops reading pink newspapers.
After my mother was treated for ovarian cancer in 1970, my parents obtained the book “Thank God I Have Cancer!” by Clifford Oden.
Later, we attended a legislative hearing regarding using laetrile for cancer patients in Idaho. Those testifying for laetrile included Dr. John Richardson, author of “Laetrile Case Histories”; G. Edward Griffin, author of “World Without Cancer”; and toxicologist Dr. Bruce Halstead who had been a consultant to WHO.
My mother heard Dr. Harold Manner, chairman of the biology department at Loyola University and author of “The Death of Cancer,” lecture in Boise about his research of the laetrile treatment (laetrile, enzymes, vitamin A).
Manner later researched the effects of laetrile, enzymes and vitamin A singly and in combinations. Laetrile alone did nothing, but when used with enzymes and vitamin A destroyed 84 percent of the breast tumors.
Mom said she didn’t think there would ever be a cure for cancer because there is much more money to be made looking for a cure than in actually finding one.
Violet Harris, Caldwell