Dr. Andrew Ivy
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World-renowned medical researcher. Researcher of "Krebiozen" (harmless chemical compound which was claimed to have observable, often curative benefits in 70% of cancer cases) suspended from membership of the Chicago Medical Society, removed from the vice presidency of the University of Illinois, and had his "resignation" accepted by both national cancer societies. AMA declared Krebiozen "worthless" six weeks after he published his research (1951) even though a properly conducted trial would take 3-5 years, dismissed all of his conclusions, discredited his research methods and suggested that his belief in the compound was due to senility.

The History of a Tragedy--Dr Ivy & Krebiozen

Fascism in Medicine by Gary Null, Ph.D

Charles Tobey Jr. Reports On Cancer And The Venal Medical Conspiracy

"Over the next three years, Krebiozin was destroyed. But to destroy Krebiozin you first had to destroy Andrew Ivy. How do you destroy the most influential, respected scientist in the United States? You get friends in the media. You get rid of his academic affiliations. You start a whisper campaign. And next thing you know, nobody wants to know the man. It took about five years, then they brought him up on a trial of fraud. It was at that point the longest medical trial in the United States' history. At the end of it, the jury found Ivy and the Durovic brothers innocent. Not only that, but they found the FDA irresponsible. And the jury actually made a statement, which is rare, about the contempt that the FDA had for honesty in what it did at trial."---Fascism in Medicine by Gary Null, Ph.D

 During the course of Dr. Ivy’s trial, a letter was read into the court record written by a doctor from Indianapolis.  The doctor stated in his letter that he was treating a patient who had multiple tumors, and that a biopsy of the tissue had shown these tumors to be cancerous.  The doctor said that he had obtained Krebiozen from Dr.Ivy’s laboratories  and had administered it, but that it had done absolutely no good.  When called to the witness stand, however, the doctor’s answers were vague and evasive.  Under the pressure of cross-examination, he finally broke down and admitted that he never had treated such a patient, never had ordered the biopsy in question, and never had used Krebiozen even once.  The whole story had been a lie.  Why did he give false testimony?  His reply was that one of the FDA agents had written the letter and asked  him to sign it.  He did so because he wanted to help the agency put  an end to quackery.
    In September of 1963, the FDA released a report to the effect that Krebiozen was, for all practical purposes, the  same as creatine, a common substance that was found in every hamburger.  To prove this point, they produced a photographic overlay supposedly showing the spectograms of Krebiozen and creatine superimposed over each other.  These were published in Life magazine and other segments of the mass communications media as “unimpeachable proof” that Krebiozen was useless.
When Senator Paul Douglas saw the spectrograms, he was suspicious.  So he asked Dr. Scott Anderson, one of the nation’s foremost authorities on spectograms, to make his own study. Using standard techniques of analysis, Dr. Anderson identified twenty-nine differences between the two substances.  There were sixteen chemical and color differences.  The version released to the press by the FDA had been carefully moved off center until there was a maximum appearance of similarity, but when restored to the true axis, the two were as different as night and day. [Chapter 1] THE WATERGATE SYNDROME

K. Krebiozen-Key to Cancer? by Herbert Bailey