M.D.|Sent: Wednesday, December 17, 2008 5:36 PM
jjpippinSubject: FW: Response from Dr. Pippin (PCRM)Dear Dr. PippinThank you very much for
I consulted the Heimlich Institute website, and indeed did notsee any reference to malariotherapy.You state you are unaware of the specifics of the research efforts I mentioned. I am not certain ifthis means you don't know about them at all, or you don't know the protocols. For this reason, Isend to you links to several reports I found which are concerning, and as you are particularlyconcerned with ethics in medicine, I hope that you will be able to look into and respond to them.Some of the content includes such statements as "Heimlich's efforts to cure AIDS, Lyme disease,and cancer by giving patients malaria -- called malariotherapy -- have been condemned by theWorld Health Organization as charlatanism, yet Heimlich has persisted, advertisingmalariotherapy on his website and conducting experiments on people in China. He has sought toestablish malariotherapy clinics in South Africa." (from the Francis article).
Is Dr. Heimlich Really a Savior?
by Thomas Francis, Cleveland Scene, August
2004:http://tinyurl.com/4z9bj2Thank you again for your time and attention to this matter. The favor of a reply is requested.Sincerely yours,Eric Matteson, MD
jjpippinSent: Wednesday, December 17, 2008 5:54 PM
Matteson, Eric L., M.D.Subject: RE: Response from Dr. Pippin (PCRM)I have received your reply and references. I will look at these and also forward to Dr.Barnard with the results of my review. We certainly understand concerns related topossible issues of human research ethics and scientific merit. You will of course receive areply.Thanks again for bringing this to our attention. I wonder if you called the Heimlich Institute(513-559-2100) for information, and I encourage you to do so if you have not. Back toyou soon.John J. Pippin, M.D.,
Senior Medical and Research AdviserPhysicians Committee for Responsible Medicine