Dr. Koch: A Cancer Quack?
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CitationDr. Koch: A Cancer Quack? (2006 Third Year Paper)
AbstractThis 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. Kochâ€™s early education and research is discussed as background. The paper presents two allegedly successful results of Dr. Kochâ€™s treatment, while also presenting quotes and opinions of skeptics of Dr. Kochâ€™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. Kochâ€™s life and highlights some questions remaining understand.
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