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Among the treatments Messer allegedly prescribed were laetrile and three castor oil enemas per day for three months.
Shortly after arriving at the spa, also known as Pacific Health Restoration Center, Hirsh received a regime of laetrile, which contains cyanide and is banned by the Food and Drug Administration.
The drug foreshadowed the debate over later miracle cures, such as laetrile in the 1970s.
And despite the claims of some natural health practitioners, no existing studies have been found that meet scientific standards for proving that laetrile actually helps combat cancer, reports Rae Johnston for Gizmodo Australia.
The apricot kernels themselves don't have cyanide in them, but upon digestion the body converts a compound called laetrile into the poison.
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Origin and Etymology of laetrile
First Known Use: 1953See Words from the same year
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