Dr. Emanuel Revici, a relatively unknown physician, developed an original approach to the treatment of cancer. This Romanian-born physician who practiced in New York City, developed treatments for not only cancer, but many other disorders, including AIDS, arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease, chronic pain, drug addiction, schizophrenia, allergies, shock, and burns. The great majority of his cancer patients were in advanced stages of the illness, and after five, ten, sometimes twenty years after receiving treatment, many of these patients are in remission with no signs of active disease.
However, despite his discoveries, his approach was seen by critics as “far too complex, too theoretical, and “inconsistent” in its results. Even friendly critics within the alternative health field say he cures very few cancer patients. But to admirers, he is a man who has saved the lives of cancer patients pronounced hopeless by orthodox doctors, a scientific genius who has opened up whole new vistas and whose theories and discoveries may serve as a principal basis for future medicine.
Dr. Revici sees health as a dynamic balance between two opposing kinds of activity that occur in all living systems. One process, the anabolic, or constructive, fosters the growth and build-up of natural patterns. The other process is catabolic, or destructive, involving the breakdown of structure, the liberation of energy, and the utilization of stored resources. According to Dr. Revici, a long-term predominance of either activity leads to abnormality and disease.
Dr. Revici describes the body’s overall defense system as consisting of four successive phases. When an antigen, or foreign substance, such as a virus or microbe, enters an organism, it activates the defense system. In the first phase, the antigen is broken down by enzymes. This is followed by the lipidic phase, followed in turn by the coagulant antibody phase, and succeeded finally by a phase mediated by globulinic antibodies able to fully neutralize the antigen.
This “biologically guided chemotherapy,” as Dr. Revici calls it, is highly individualized to suit each person’s specific metabolic character and condition. “There are simply no two cancers which are alike, just as no two individuals are alike,” he says.
Unfortunately, Dr. Revici’s cancer therapy was not allowed to be neither tested, nor funded in the United States, though it had been studied and put into practice in France, Italy, and Austria. Instead, Dr. Revici was unfairly portrayed in American media as a quack who should have been put out of business a long time ago.
The American Cancer Society went so far as to put Dr. Revici’s therapy on its Unproven Methods blacklist in 1961. In 1984, the State of New York tried to revoke his medical license permanently on grounds of deviation from standard medicine, negligence, incompetence, fraud, the use of unapproved experimental drugs among other charges. But after four years of struggle, the physician triumphed in 1988 with a decision that allowed him to continue treating cancer patients but on a limited basis.
To save his license, some of Dr. Revici’s patients and several medical civil-liberties groups performed heroic lobbying at the state capitol. Then New York Congressman Guy Molinari held an all-day hearing in March 1988 to address the matter and the whole subject of alternative cancer therapies. A respected NY radiation oncologist, Dr. Seymour Brenner, testified on Dr. Revici’s behalf, stating that because of his own investigations, Dr. Revici’s cancer treatments deserved further study, and he proposed the FDA to conduct an evaluation.
In a letter to Congressman Molinari, Brenner outlined the detailed case histories of ten advanced cancer patients whom Dr. Revici had healed. One patient, a forty-three-year-old man, was diagnosed with an invasive, high-grade cancer of the bladder at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in September 1980. “They said, ‘The only way you can be treated is if we take your bladder out and give you a colostomy on the side.’ He said no.” The patient visited Dr. Revici in October and began the therapy and a 1987 cystoscopy at Sloan-Kettering revealed no trace of cancer. There are more such cases.
Considered a scientific prodigy, Dr. Revici came to United States after WWII. During the war, Dr. Revici was working with the French Resistance, and with his life in danger, he and his family were smuggled out of the country. Dr. Revici was granted three special visas through the intercession of Sumner Welles, a special aide to President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and eventually settled in Brooklyn, NY in 1947.
By 1948, Dr. Revici had begun exploring the use of selenium in treating cancer and as a means for rendering radiation less harmful. His promising findings on radiation came to the attention of United States Navy scientists testing A-bombs in the Pacific and was invited to work with them to study radiation’s harmful effects.
Besides his work with cancer patients, Dr. Revici developed successful treatments for heroin and alcohol addiction. His detoxification agent for heroin addicts, called Perse, was almost chosen over methadone as the nation’s treatment of choice.
It is now more than forty years since Dr. Revici developed his nontoxic chemotherapy. One reason the medical field turned its back on Dr. Revici may be summed up by a leading physician at the time, Dr. Gerhard Schrauzer. Commenting on Dr. Revici’s book, “Research in Physiopathology as a Basis of Guided Chemotherapy With Special Applications to Cancer,” released in 1961, Dr. Schrauzer says, “I came to the conclusion that Dr. Revici is an innovative medical genius, outstanding chemist and a highly creative thinker. I also realized that few of his medical colleagues would be able to follow his train of thought and thus would be all too willing to dismiss his work.”
An open-minded, unbiased evaluation of Dr. Revici’s work is long overdue.
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