Dr. Koch: A Cancer Quack?

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Title: Dr. Koch: A Cancer Quack?
Author: Blohm, Lindsay
Citation: Dr. Koch: A Cancer Quack? (2006 Third Year Paper)
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Abstract: This paper discusses the life and medical research of Dr. William F. Koch, a physiologist who claimed to have discovered a cure for cancer in the 20th century. Dr. Koch’s early education and research is discussed as background. The paper presents two allegedly successful results of Dr. Koch’s treatment, while also presenting quotes and opinions of skeptics of Dr. Koch’s work. Two FDA trials against Dr. Koch are discussed, as well as a successful FTC trial and appeal. Finally, the paper discusses typical characteristics of a quack, and analyzes Dr. Koch under this rubric. The conclusion of this paper finishes the story of Dr. Koch’s life and highlights some questions remaining understand.
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Citable link to this page: http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:8846754
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