John Beard (1857-1924)
 Laetrile  [back] Therapies

Dr John Beard and the The Unitarian Trophoblastic Theory by  Dr. Duffy

"...Medical mankind in particular, were supposed to be waiting for the advent of some new scientific discovery concerning the nature of cancer... ...The physical martyrdom was lacking; but there are, as I can testify from experience, many more ways than one of burning a scientific man at the stake." - John Beard. D.Sc., The Enzyme Treatment of Cancer and its Scientific Basis. c. 1911 AD. 

"Dr. (Howard H. ) Beard 'was ...charged with...mail fraud...rendering fake and medically worthless cancer reports...Postal Investigators satisfied themselves the reports were willfully falsified...' On Oct. 30, 1967, Dr. Beard was sentenced in US Federal Court, Ft. Worth, Texas, 'to...mail fraud...He alleged he could detect the presence of cancer in urine in 95% of all tests made." - FDA Papers, 1967-1968 (in ACS, Unproven Methods of Cancer Management, 1967).

Beard, J: "The Action of Trypsin..." Br Med J 4, 140-41, 1906.
Beard, J: "The Enzyme Treatment of Cancer" London: Chatto and Windus, 1911.