• Short Summary

    THE TRIAL OF SELF-TAUGHT BIOLOGIST GASTON NAESSENS, WHO CLAIMS HE CAN CURE LEUKAEMIA, WAS POSTPONED IN PARIS YESTERDAY (MONDAY) UNTIL NEXT THURSDAY AFTER ONE OF THE DEFENDING LAWYERS WAS CALLED TO CORSICA BECAUSE OF THE ILLNESS OF A RELATIVE.

  • Description

    THE TRIAL OF SELF-TAUGHT BIOLOGIST GASTON NAESSENS, WHO CLAIMS HE CAN CURE LEUKAEMIA, WAS POSTPONED IN PARIS YESTERDAY (MONDAY) UNTIL NEXT THURSDAY AFTER ONE OF THE DEFENDING LAWYERS WAS CALLED TO CORSICA BECAUSE OF THE ILLNESS OF A RELATIVE.

    M.NAESSENS, WHO IS 41 YEARS OLD, RETURNED FROM MONTREAL LAST MONTH TO FACE CHARGES OF ILLEGAL PRACTICE OF MEDICINE AND PHARMACY.THESE AROSE FROM HIS TREATMENT IN CORSICA OF SEVERAL CHILD LEUKAEMIA VICTIMS WITH HIS "ANABLAST" SERUM.

    HE WAS CHARGED ON FEBRUARY 2ND 1964 AFTER INVESTIGATIONS INTO THE USE OF HIS SERUM ON LEUKAEMIA VICTIMS IN CORSICA WHERE SEVERAL CHILDREN -- MOSTLY BRITISH -- WERE SENT FOR "LAST HOPE" TREATMENT.AN EXPERTS' REPORT LAST YEAR SAID THE "ANABLAST" SERUM WAS MADE OF DISTILLED WATER, KITCHEN SALT, AND TRACES OF PHENOL.

    ON HIS RETURN TO FRANCE, LAST MONTH, M.NAESSENS SAID HE WAS CONFIDENT OF PROVING TO THE COURT THAT HIS SERUM WORKED, DESPITE THE DEATH OF SOME PATIENTS HE TREATED AND THE FINDINGS OF EXPERTS.

    JUSTICE SOURCES SAID YESTERDAY THAT THE TRIAL WILL BE POSTPONED UNTIL NEXT MONTH IF THE DEFENCE LAWYER, JEAN BAPTISTS BIAGGI, IS UNABLE TO RETURN TO PARIS ON THURSDAY.

    M.NAESSENS FACES FINES OF UP TO 18,000 FRANCS (ABOUT GBP1,300) ON BOTH CHARGES IF FOUND GUILTY.

    A PRIVATE COMPLAINT AGAINST M.NAESSENS BY A CANADIAN, M.RENE GUYNEMER, FATHER OF A THREE-YEAR-OLD LEUKAEMIA SUFFERER WHO DIED LAST JULY, WILL BE HEARD AFTER THE STATE TRIAL.THE COMPLAINT AGAINST M.NAESSENS ACCUSES HIM OF FRAUD AND CLAIMS 100,000 FRANCS (ABOUT GBP7,150) IN DAMAGES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7SEPW1U1LNH7OAJR16R7OE58L
    Media URN:
    VLVA7SEPW1U1LNH7OAJR16R7OE58L
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/04/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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