When Healing Becomes a Crime
The Hoxsey Therapy is a 1 1/2 hour documentary, which explores the struggle between Orthodox and Alternative Medicine. In remarkable historical footage here is the stranger-than-fiction story of Harry Hoxsey. He was a former coal miner who, in 1924, began to operate a number of successful cancer clinics using a herbal remedy handed down by his grandfather.
A gigantic battle between Hoxsey and the newly-formed AMA raged from 1924 to 1960, with much of it played out in the courts and media. There was little doubt that Hoxsey was curing cancer, because there were too many recovered patients willing to testify on his behalf. In the end, however, the FDA was brought into the act and closed Hoxsey down. Eventually, Mildred Nelson, one of his former nurses, took the treatment to Tijuana, Mexico.
A wrenching documentary about Harry Hoxsey whose great grandfather's herbal cancer "cure" was credited with saving thousands of lives at his clinics across the U.S. until government medical authorities shut him down in the 50's. Hoxsey's work continues in exile in Mexico, and claims a success rate of 80%.
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