Doctor Tricks Dying Cancer Patient Into Healing Himself
As reported by Bruno Klopfer in the Journal of Projective Techniques in 1957, a man named Dr. West was treating Mr. Wright, who had an advanced cancer called lymphosarcoma.
Mr. Wright had tried every treatment out there, but nothing worked at all. His condition was becoming increasingly critical and Dr. West didn’t expect him to last over a week..
Mr. Wright’s neck, chest, abdomen, armpits, and groin were filled with tumors the size of oranges, his spleen and liver were enlarged, and his cancer was causing his chest to fill up with two quarts of milky fluid every day, which had to be drained in order for him to breathe.
But Mr. Wright desperately wanted to live. He learned about a experimental drug called Krebiozen, and he put all of his hope into this promising new medication..
He pestered his doctor until Dr. West reluctantly gave in and injected him with Krebiozen on a Friday.
To his utter shock, the following Monday, Dr. West found his patient walking around out of bed. Mr. Wright’s “tumor masses had melted like snowballs on a hot stove” and were half their original size. Ten days after the first dose of Krebiozen, Mr. Wright left the hospital, apparently cancer free.
He was extremely happy and praising Krebiozen as a miracle drug for two months, until the scientific literature began reporting that Krebiozen didn’t seem to be effective. As a result Mr. Wright, who trusted what he read in the literature, fell into a deep depression, and his cancer came back.
This time, Dr. West, who desperately wanted to save his patient, decided to get a bit sneaky. He told Mr. Wright—that some of the initial supplies of the drug had deteriorated during shipping, making them less effective, but that he scored a new batch of highly concentrated, ultra-pure Krebiozen, which he could give him. (Of course, this was a bold-faced lie.)
Dr. West then injected Mr. Wright with nothing but distilled water. And a seemingly miraculous thing happened—again. The tumors melted away, the fluid in his chest disappeared, and Mr. Wright was feeling great again.