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    M. GASTON NAESSENS -- THE SELF-TAUGHT CORSICAN BIOLOGIST WHOSE ANTI-LEUKAEMIA SERUM HAS BEEN PRONOUNCED WORTHLESS?

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    M. GASTON NAESSENS -- THE SELF-TAUGHT CORSICAN BIOLOGIST WHOSE ANTI-LEUKAEMIA SERUM HAS BEEN PRONOUNCED WORTHLESS BY THE FRENCH GOVERNMENT -- TODAY (MONDAY) WAS CHARGED WITH ILLEGAL PRACTICE OF MEDICINE AND PHARMACY. HE WAS FORMALLY NOTIFIED OF THE CHARGE WHEN HE APPEARED AT THE PARIS LAW COURTS FOR QUESTIONING BY AN EXAMINING MAGISTRATE.

    THE LEGAL PROCEEDING FOLLOW A GOVERNMENT ORDER BANNING M. NAESSENS FROM PRODUCING HIS SERUM AND FROM FURTHER TREATING LEUKAEMIA SUFFERERS WHO GATHERED IN CORSICA HOPING FOR A CURE. ON FIRST HEARING REPORTS OF POSSIBLE LEGAL ACTION, THE BIOLOGIST SAID HIS FEARS IN THE LEGAL FIELD WERE MINIMAL, "AS I HAVE ALWAYS ACTED IN THE STRICT LINE OF RESEARCH." DESPITE THE OFFICIAL VERDICT ON HIS SERUM, HE HIMSELF SAYS HE IS FULLY CONFIDENT OF ITS EFFECTIVENESS.

    PARIS POLICE TODAY ANNOUNCED THEY HAD SEIZED EQUIPMENT USED BY M. NAESSENS AT A SECRET LABORATORY AND FLOWN IT TO PARIS. MEANWHILE, FRIENDS OF THE BIOLOGIST SAY WELL-WISHES HAVE COLLECTED ABOUT GBP280 (4,000 FRANCS) TO HELP HIM DEFEND HIMSELF. HE FACES FURTHER QUESTIONING ON THURSDAY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEV40V59JWZUOVBHTCV7WY5TZO
    Media URN:
    VLVAEV40V59JWZUOVBHTCV7WY5TZO
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/02/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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