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World Without Cancer: The Story of Vitamin B17 [Paperback]

by G. Edward Griffin
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Book Description

February 13, 2010 0912986190 978-0912986197 2nd
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 modem mans diet. That substance is vitamin B17. In its purified form developed for cancer therapy, it is known as Laetrile. <P>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. <P>This is a new edition of the book. It is the most complete and authoritative treatise ever produced on Laetrile. It explains the theory by which Laetrile is believed to work. Case histories are included.

Editorial Reviews


"...Ive 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<br /><br />"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<br /><br />"A milestone of careful research and penetrating analysis." -- John A. Richardson, M.D., Albany, California<br /><br />"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<br /><br />"Griffins book... has had, it is no exaggeration to say, a tremendous influence on the attitude of many thousands of Americans toward cancer, alternative medicine, and the politics of cancer. In his deadpan, factually grounded but highly effective writing style, Griffin reviews the failure of much of orthodox cancer treatment; the little reported history, theory, and intriguing clinical nature of laetrile (a nutritional therapy made from the kernels of apricots and other fruits); and the Byzantine politics and economics of modern medicine and the international pharmaceutical cartel that have prevented many promising alternative therapies from being fully developed and made commercially available. The book is essential reading for a person with cancer, anyone interested in the contemporary history of alternative medicine, and anyone who likes a good story a story all the more amazing because it appears to be largely true. As a journalist who has reported on alternative medicine and the war on cancer for two decades (and with the help of many magazine editors and fact checkers along the way), I can attest to the basic accuracy of Griffins work, as well as its importance to one trying to understand an unusually complex area of modern life. Whether one accepts Griffins underlying thesis about the value of laetrile as an effective treatment, the insights into the medical business and the difficult road alternatives face that can be gleaned from reading World Without Cancer - New Edition make the book well worth the read." -- Peter Chowka, Natural HealthLine, 4/15/97<br /><br />"Mr. Griffin has lifted the veil of mystery from Laetrile." --Dr. Ernst T. Krebs, Jr., Discoverer of Vitamin B17

About the Author

<P>Mr. Griffin is a graduate of the University of Michigan, where he majored in speech and communications. He is a recipient of the Telly Award for excellence in television production. <P>He is the founder of the Cancer Cure Foundation and has served on the board of directors of the National Health Federation and the International Association of Cancer Victims and Friends. He is a Contributing Editor for The New American magazine, president of American Media and founder of the Reality Zone.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: American Media (CA); 2nd edition (February 13, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0912986190
  • ISBN-13: 978-0912986197
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 6.2 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (110 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #20,180 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

G. Edward Griffin is a writer and documentary film producer with many successful titles to his credit. Listed in Who's Who in America, he is well known because of his unique talent for researching difficult topics and presenting them in clear terms that all can understand. He has dealt with such diversified subjects as archaeology and ancient earth history, international banking, internal subversion, terrorism, the history of taxation, U.S. foreign policy, the science and politics of cancer therapy, the Supreme Court, and the United Nations. Some of his better known works include The Discovery of Noah's Ark, Moles in High Places, The Open Gates of Troy, No Place to Hide, World Without Cancer, The Life and Words of Robert Welch, The Capitalist Conspiracy, The Grand Design, The Great Prison Break, and The Fearful Master. His most recent book is entitled The Creature From Jekyll Island: A Second Look At The Federal Reserve.

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369 of 379 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Life Saving Book September 24, 2004
Though I know Griffin is a credible researcher, I nonetheless tracked down several cancer survivors who have used laetrile to cure their condition, and vitamin distributors who have had B-17 seized by the FDA. There is no substitute for primary sources, and those I interviewed substantiated Griffin's main claims.

Individuals unfamiliar with B-17's remarkable results often scoff at such alternative medical "lunacy". Two caveats may aid the hard-nosed skeptic. As Griffin admits candidly, B-17 isn't a magic cure-all; it is a key component in a holistic regimen that requires serious lifestyle changes and genuine sacrifice. The mere fact that the FDA outlawed laetrile is not prima facie proof that it fails to cure cancer; an open minded individual might ask, "Does scientific evidence proving that laetrile cures cancer exist?"

Griffin provides this evidence. His thesis is that cancer is a vitamin deficiency disease analogous to scurvy and that mainstream "treatments" such as chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery are quackery analogous to colonial bloodletting. The book is divided into two sections, one which defines cancer and its cure, and a second that explains how and why this knowledge was suppressed.

Some complain that the first portion of the book is boring, excessively technical, and textbookish. This isn't Harry Potter or Danielle Steel! It is an explanation of complex biological processes. Amazing claims require stringent proof, and Griffin takes the time to make his case fastidiously, in terms laymen can understand.

Griffin explains that cancer is caused by fast-growing quasi-embryonic cells which are used by the body in healing.
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296 of 312 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars American Medicine Revealed ! May 8, 2001
By SeaDoc
As a physician, trained at one of the premier medical schools, I applaud this book. Only several decades ago, private medical researchers went to distant lands to find out why certain tribes never died of cancer. These researchers found that seeds, almond, apple and others were full of a vitamin: B-17, which is totally absent in our American diet due to processing. These researchers were silenced and the major pharmaceticals, Rockefeller, et al, took the lead on any further research, thus ending independent research as we know it. Small groups of doctors still exist and believe in the anti-aging concepts of preventive and nutritional health as a prevention for many of the maladies facing man today. Seek us out - we are there - still fighting.
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264 of 279 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This book is a MUST READ for anyone May 9, 2000
My brother died of cancer in 1978. Shortly after he died, I heard the tape "The Politics of Cancer Therapy", which is based on the second half of the book "World Without Cancer". That tape was one of the best done presentations I've ever heard--about anything. It is about the takeover of the field of medical education by the drug industry, and explains why cures for cancer aren't really of great interest to the medical field.
The tape was so fascinating that I immediately went out, bought the book, found that even better, and made the trip out to interview Mr. Griffin.
Mr. Griffin is extremely well informed, writes and speaks clearly and makes his subjects very easy to understand.
If you have any interest in either an effective treatment for cancer, in world politics, or in politics and the medical field you simply have to read this book. I cannot speak too highly of it.
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100 of 103 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Saves Lives March 1, 2006
This book will change your life as it has changed mine - or rather my sister's. My sister was diagnosed with cancer of the uterus - stage 3 with two softball sized tumors. She's never taken B-17 before, but gave it a try as she was too weak for chemo\rediation. She's had health problems before so she's not even the heathiest person around. This was a year ago - she's alive and healthy today with a councer count of a 9!!! She had a full hysterectomy (sp?) at Mayo Clinic and they recommended Chemo\Radiation (ha!!!). Instead she continued her Laetrile therapy and takes Apricot Kernals regurlarly. I now am eating Apricot Kernals as well. It's time to wake up!!!!
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72 of 73 people found the following review helpful
For anyone with cancer, this book has all the information you need. My brother-in-law, as a last resort, went to a medical clinic that uses B17. His cancer is GONE!
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115 of 122 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Getting tired of the "why" question... July 19, 2006
As an "alternative" practitioner, it sure does get tedious to hear the question, "If it worked so well, then why isn't it all over the news and talked about by every M.D. and cancer researcher?" With the answer often being, "because it works too well and no real money can be made from it", most people grapple with the implications and ultimately write it off as some crazy conspiracy theory. This is the saddest, most frustrating, and even ridiculous type of road block to encounter when attempting to educate and help very ill people. It ultimately reveals the extent to which we've all been programmed (and I don't use that term lightly here). If you don't like the word "conspiracy", then use another, but it doesn't change the fact that a small group of greedy, powerful people are keeping vital health info from the rest of us for a variety of self-serving reasons.

This book reviews just ONE type of natural therapy (from dozens if not hundreds) that has and does work, but was felled by politics, economics, greed, corruption, and possibly plain old evil. You will find very similar accounts of Vitamin C, Rife technologies, homeopathics, magnetic therapy, ozone, chelation and many others. Same old story for the last 120 years or so. Some of us seem to get very rich, the rest of us suffer and then die. You can ask "why" all you want, but I suggest you take off your blinders, turn off the "boob-tube", and get off the sofa and do some serious research into these matters before you or your loved ones are felled by our modern health care industry.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Talk about an AWAKENING.... Superb
I urge anyone intimidated by a long read to watch the corresponding YouTube video by G. Edward Griffin's excellent. It's about an hour and very easy to comprehend. Read more
Published 11 hours ago by Red Moon
5.0 out of 5 stars Must read!
Every person needs to read this book. Amazing detail to facts and unrefutable evidence that the medical system and the FDA are not on our side.
Published 13 hours ago by atlasman
5.0 out of 5 stars Troubling collusion between the FDA and the American Cancer Society
It's downright criminal that the pharmaceutical companies are more concerned with their quest for the almighty buck than actually doing right by people suffering from cancer. Read more
Published 22 days ago by William Clark
5.0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT
This Book is unbelievable, It has so much valuable information in it . It makes a lot sense & to me alot of things I've personalty thought about before the book.
Published 2 months ago by jde1943
5.0 out of 5 stars great experience
Everything was as described and arrived as promised. I have nothing to complain about. Which is why they get 5 stars
Published 2 months ago by Miraj Lee Saxton
4.0 out of 5 stars world without cancer
This book could be the most awsome addition to the library of congress! I only wish he was able to publish it in code, so it could be read and used by those of us who really want... Read more
Published 2 months ago by psychelizbeth
5.0 out of 5 stars World Without Cancer by G. Edward Griffin
I love Edward G. Griffin. I will order another copy since my neighbor "mislaid" my copy when I borrowed it to her
and she can't seem to find it. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Sherry Morse
5.0 out of 5 stars indictment of the medical field
This book explains why there will never be a official cure for cancer. Always searching, raising millions and never finding the holy grail. Read more
Published 5 months ago by chuck
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting book
I have done a lot of research on B17. This book confirmed what I personally feel to be true. I know a lot of people do not believe in natural cures for some bizarre reason, but I'd... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Kimberly Bardin
5.0 out of 5 stars highly informative
highly informative, and detailed . the graphs used to explain the theory behind the causes of cancer are very helpful. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Nahid Vinh
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