This book is a compilation of a great many facts assembled together like pieces of a jigsaw puzzlein an attempt to form a complete picture.
Although facts are unalterable, they can be interpreted in different ways, and often an incorrectinterpretation, unchallenged, becomes mistakenly accepted as the truth. And when such a false factis mixed among the real facts as pieces of the jigsaw (sometimes getting stretched a bit to make itfit), confusion is inevitable, leading to further mistakes. Realizing this, two approaches to the puzzlemust therefore be adopted; first, the false pieces must be identified and discarded, and then theremaining true pieces must be fitted together.
This is what I have tried to do, acting as it were as chairman of a brainstorming session, themembers of which are the people whose names appear in the chapters that follow. Each of thesethinking individuals, past and present, have contributed to clarify the emerging picture, thegenuineness of which is displayed by the harmony with which the separate pieces fit together.
Not many of these outstanding people have received the recognition due to them, and in mostcases their achievements, considered "oddball" by the rank and file, have been ignored. Such is thelot of everybody who comes up with unusual ideas, and this is fair enough, because in humanaffairs, oddballs are potentially more dangerous than plodders, while their unusual ideas, if reallysound, eventually win through. Whether my characters deserve the credit I pay them, readers candecide for themselves.
Even greater credit is due to researchers forced to go it alone when rejected by lesser mortals andrepressed by ignorant "powers that be". Names like Bechamp, Kuhne, De Lacy Evans, Densmore,Bell, Dewey, Tilden, Gerson, Koch, Moerman, Howell, Shelton, Hoxsey, Rabinowitch, Morrison,Pritikin and Mendelsohn come to mind from out of the past.
But it is the present-day champions of the truth who most urgently need our acknowledgment andsupport as they strive to free the medical profession from its straitjacket of dogma and ignorance.Gradually they are succeeding. In the field of heart disease the medical professionals are nowadopting the ideas of Nathan Pritikin they not long ago ridiculed, and in the field of cancer they are beginning to tune in to Max Gerson's methods for natural remissions of cancer, still successfully being demonstrated by Dr Gerson's daughter, Charlotte, of the Gerson Institute in California.
Fighting hardest against "the forces of agnosticism" (as Professor Otto Warburg called them) in thefield of AIDS are people like Professor Peter Duesberg, Professor Robert Roote-Bernstein, Dr JoanMcKenna, Dr Laurence Badgley, Dr Joe Sonnerbend, Dr Michael Culbert, and journalists JohnLauritsen and Jad Adams. To these steadfast individuals I wish to give special acknowledgment for the information they have provided me and for their kind permission to quote them liberally. These people are made of the "right stuff" and in my estimation rate with the fighter pilots of the Battle of Britain in that when their fight is over it will be said of them: "Never before in the field of humanconflict has so much been owed by so many to so few."