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March 15, 1947


JAMA. 1947;133(11):774-775. doi:10.1001/jama.1947.02880110040011

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Of all the ghouls who feed on the bodies of the dying, the cancer quacks are most vicious and most heartless. This statement was made in The Journal of the American Medical Association and in Hygeia some years ago as a comment on Norman Baker, notorious cancer quack of Muscatine, Iowa, who subsequently was convicted and confined to the penitentiary; shortly after his release, he died. Among those who were associated with Baker was Harry M. Hoxsey. He now appears on the medical scene again, this time in Dallas, Texas, endeavoring to promote a treatment of cancer by methods distinctly those of the charlatan.

The effrontery and brazenness of the cancer charlatan can hardly be equaled by any other exploiter of the weakness and credulity of mankind. Apparently, Harry Hoxsey was able to obtain a visit to his cancer clinic in Dallas by U. S. Senator Elmer Thomas of Oklahoma;

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