The Story of Vitamin B17 (Laetrile) By G. Edward Griffin. Mr. Griffin marshals the evidence that cancer is a deficiency disease—like scurvy or pellagra—aggravated by the lack of an essential food compound in modern man’s diet. That substance is vitamin B17. In its purified form developed for cancer therapy, it is known as Laetrile. This story is not approved by orthodox medicine. The FDA, the AMA, and The American Cancer Society have labeled it fraud and quackery. Yet the evidence is clear that here, at last, is the final answer to the cancer riddle. Why has orthodox medicine waged war against this non drug approach? The author contends that the answer is to be found, not in science, but in politics—and is based upon the hidden economic and power agenda of those who dominate the medical establishment. This is is the most complete and authoritative treatise available on this topic. 368-page book. “A clear and revolutionary insight into both the science and politics of cancer therapy.” Dean Burk, Ph.D. Former Head of Cytochemistry. National Cancer institute “Mr. Griffin has lifted the veil of mystery from Laetrile.” Dr. Ernst T. Krebs, Jr. Discoverer of Vitamin B17 “A milestone of careful research and penetrating analysis.” John A. Richardson, M.D. Albany, California “For the first time since I became a nurse 23 years ago, I do not fear cancer!” Mrs. R.E. Bruce, R.N. San Diego, California
“…I’ve said many times in the past that your great work World Without Cancer was destined to become a classic…. There is nothing basic in your book that is not as sound as the day it was published; time affords your work greater validation with each passing month…Thank you for your good judgment in “staying the course” with your classic… There are no errors in your book…” Ernst T. Krebs, Jr., PhD
Since the first publication of this book in 1974, there have been twenty-two printings. Each time, the information was updated to keep pace with developments, and that includes research projects from universities that concluded unequivocally that Dr. Krebs (the pioneer of Laetrile) was correct when he said that cancer and pre-embryonic cells are the same. If you are not familiar with this issue, it is worth your time to learn about it, because it has profound implications for how to treat cancer. An entire chapter in World without Cancer is devoted to that topic. The book now is in its Third Edition which coincided with the release of its twenty-first English printing. World without Cancer has been published in the United States, Japan, Germany, Norway, Croatia, Czechoslovakia, and Russia, and the demand is greater now than ever. There are two reasons for that: (1) the cancer death toll continues to rise in spite of – or because of – billions of dollars spent on research; and (2) the theories advanced in this book have stood the test of scientific scrutiny and clinical experience. More and more people are realizing that orthodox medicine does not have the answer, and the trend toward alternative, non-toxic therapies is growing.
Book reviews and testimonials from cancer patients This book contains numerous case histories but many more are found in Laetrile Case Histories; The Richardson Cancer Clinic Experience. Sixty histories have been updated with 2005 information. Some of these patients were still alive 25 years after they were given only months or even weeks to live. A video adaptation of this book is available here.