Maurice Kowan, MD
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(Maurice Kowan, MD) "served three months in jail, paid a fine of $3,000, and was forbidden to see a cancer patient...for three years.  Before sentencing, it had been suggested to Dr. sign a statement that...Laetrile...had proved no benefit....He refused any 'deals'..." - Betty Lee Morales, "The National Health Federation, Do We Need It?".

"The jury had never been allowed to see any evidence that Laetrile actually worked.  (Yes Virginia, they can bury medical breakthroughs in court this way also.) Dr. Kowan...was...age 70..." - G.E. Griffin, Cancer Control Journal, 1977.

"...In treating approximately 100 cancer cases, most ...terminal, (Dr. Kowan) was able to achieve dramatic relief from pain in virtually every single case. ...Several patients told...that the fees Dr. Kowan charged were ridiculously low.... Dr. Kowan was sentenced (including) 30 days in the workhouse..." - David Martin, Staff member, US Senate Internal Security Committee, in Cancer News Journal, Jan 1971.