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Clinic of Hope The Story of Rene Caisse and Essiac

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ISBN-10: 1550025201

ISBN-13: 9781550025200

Edition: 2004

Authors: Donna M. Ivey, J. Patrick Boyer

List price: $24.99
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This is the story of Rene M Caisse of Bracebridge, Canada and describes her extraordinary perseverance to obtain official recognition of her herbal cancer remedy she called Essiac, her name spelled backwards. Rene Caisse was thrust into a life-long medical-legal-political controversy that still persists since her death in 1978. Rene wrestled with the Hepburn government of Ontario over the operation of her Bracebridge cancer clinic during 1935 to 1941 and her use of Essiac. She refused to reveal her secret formula and legislation demanding the recipe forced the closing of her clinic. The government was embroiled in the dilemma of ensuring their public favour and appeasing cancer patients.…    
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Book details

List price: $24.99
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Dundurn Press
Publication date: 8/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 360
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.254
Language: English

Donna M. Ivey was born in Toronto where she managed information research in business libraries, wrote the History of Consumers' Gas and contributed research to several international publications. She continued historical and biographical publishing in Bracebridge, Ontario, and has recently written papers on Sir John A. Macdonald and his times for the Kingston Historical Society.

J. Patrick Boyer is a constitutional lawyer, political science professor, veteran of the House of Commons, journalist, and author of some twenty books on Canadian history, law, politics, and governance. He also frequently comments on Canadian public affairs for various media outlets. Patrick lives in Muskoka and Toronto.

A nurse debuts
Quite a capable nurse
Essiac is developed
Clinic of hope
Dr. Banting and cancer research
U.S. & Canadian medical interest
U.S. & provincial recognition
Legislation for cancer remedies
The cancer remedy act
Clinic under close scrutiny
Cancer commission hearings
Commission admits Essiac success
Clinic closes - was it to be?
An active retirement
Essiac story sparks national interest
Resperin gains Essiac
Essiac in U.S. court and Rene dies
Essiac continues
Rene Caisse remembered