4/30/2013 5:44 PM
Dear Mr. Bennet,Via
by Lindsay Abrams, published by
on March 11, 2013:
"Malariotherapy is a proven treatment and was used to eliminate neurosyphilis before the advent of antibiotics," wrote Heimlich in an email to The Atlantic -- maintaining that his trials in China were supported by the World Health Organization....
Per the March 27 e-mail copied below my signature (on which I copied
editor James Hamblin MD), I askedthe World Health Organization to verify my father's claim. This morning I received an e-mail from the Office of theWHO's Director-General denying his claim. I've posted the e-mail (which includes all contact information so you mayverify it) on Scribd: http://bit.ly/14QFgQh
Therefore, this is to request a published correction.Thanks for your consideration and I look forward to your reply. And if I can ever be of help, please don't hesitate toget in touch.Sincerely,
Peter M. Heimlich Atlantaph: (208)474-7283 website: Medfraud blog:
Leticia LinnMedia RelationsWorld Heath OrganizationRegional Office for the AmericasWashington, DCDear Ms. Linn:For an item I'm reporting on my blog, I'd appreciate a statement in response to a quick question.Via
by Lindsay Abrams publishedMarch 11 by The Atlantic (emphasis added):
Heimlich then turned his sights on bigger goals. Actually, for a life-saver, the biggest of goals: finding a cure for cancer and AIDS. This time, the so-crazy-it-just-might-work solution was "malariotherapy." For years, he ran unregulated clinical trials in thedeveloping world, inducing malaria in patients in hopes that the high fever it produced would cure them."Malariotherapy is a proven treatment and was used to eliminate neurosyphilis before theadvent of antibiotics,"
wrote Heimlich in an email to The Atlantic
-- maintaining that histrials in China were supported by the World Health Organization
and aided by UCLA,and that positive preliminary results were reported in 1996.
Is my father's claim regarding the WHO accurate?* I'd welcome a detailed reply.