Cancer: The Mattei Experiment
Medical Treatment, Heterodoxy, Homeopathy, Quackery, Controversy, Boundary Formation
Prints letters from the five patients still taking Cesare Mattei's medicines for the cure of cancer, even though the experimental committee appointed to test their efficacy has long since 'terminated its duties'. Although the letters are 'of course, only of value from a subjective point of view, as expressions of the opinions of the patients themselves', they nevertheless establish that the patients are 'all still alive', and that 'all of them continue to have an unshaken faith in the efficacy of the Mattei remedies as a means of alleviating their pain'.
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