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Detailed story: FDA’s persecution of Samuel Girod.

Let’s be clear about a couple of pertinent facts:

1. The FDA made up arbitrary rules, then accused Sam of breaking those rules.

2. There are no victims. Samuel Girod has hurt no one.

3. FDA-approved pharmaceutical drugs kill 1 person every 19 minutes. Merck’s FDA-approved Vioxx killed over 68,000 people. Nobody in Big Pharma goes to jail. They pay out billions in fines (after making billions in profits.) No companies close, nobody goes to jail. Nobody. Even after killing and harming 100s of thousands of people.

4. Sam Girod and his products have hurt no one.

The Story of the FDA v Samuel Girod

Samuel Girod and his family have been making and selling 3 all-natural herbal products for nearly 20 years. In all those years, one woman had a bad reaction to a salve (which Sam made right and the woman was fine).

No one has ever been harmed by the products, the Girods have pages of testimonials and scores of repeat customers.

The 3 products are: Original Chickweed, a beeswax, essential oils and olive oil salve; Sine-Eze, a blend of essential oils; and TO-MOR-GONE, an herbal bloodroot product in a base of beeswax and olive oil aka “black salve”.

All of these products are currently ALSO made and sold online worldwide (including on Amazon) by other people using these same basic ingredients. The recipes are online as well, you can make them in your kitchen.


Sixteen years ago, in 2001, an FDA agent visited Sam at his home and informed Sam that he could not claim his products could help skin cancer. At that time, the chickweed salve label said: “[g]ood for all skin disorders. Skin cancer, cuts, burns, draws, and poison ivy.”

According to the FDA, when you make a medical claim about a product, that means the product is a “drug”. Therefore you have to spend millions of dollars and do years of testing (or buy a shortcut) to prove the claim.

Sam had to change his label or do the testing.

So Sam changed the label, removing the reference to skin cancer.

He asked the agent to get back to him on what label would be acceptable to the FDA. The agent said she would within three weeks but she never did.

The label now said, “[g]ood for skin disorders. Dry skin, cuts, burns, draws, and poison ivy.” No skin cancer reference.

Between 2001 and 2004, Sam was visited several times by FDA agents. When he asked the agents what was acceptable on the label, none would give an answer.

At one point during the labeling discussions, FDA agents told Sam to contact a man named Mark at the FDA office who would help him develop a good label. When Sam contacted him, Mark said the FDA was not in the consulting business and hung up.

Sam did not receive any further communication from the FDA until 2012.

In Jan 2012, someone called the FDA and reported that a store in Missouri was selling Chickweed Healing Salve and that medical claims were being made.

Turns out the “claims” were customer testimonials — in customers’ own words —  in nearby brochures!

The FDA confiscated the products from the store and opened #Case 4:12-cv-00362-GAF on Sam.

This is the complaint:

This is Sam’s answer to the complaint:

In fact, here are all the court documents on Sam’s entire case. There are two folders: the 1st is for the labeling, the 2nd is for the criminal indictment.


The FDA has jurisdiction over food and drugs sold across state lines. Since Sam’s products were sold across state lines and, according to FDA definitions, the products were drugs since medical claims had been made, the FDA claimed jurisdiction.

However, the FDA tested all of Sam’s products and confirmed that they contain no drugs. Zero. The FDA’s own testing confirmed that Sam’s products are made using all-natural non-drug ingredients.

Seems like FDA’s jurisdiction would have ended right then and there, right? Apparently not. At least according to the FDA.


The eventual indictment mentions COMFREY and how dangerous it is. Well, Sam’s comfrey was grown on his property. It was also tested and found to be perfectly safe with no pyrrolizidine alkaloids. Comfrey salve is sold everywhere, including Amazon:


The FDA takes particular exception to TO-MOR-GONE, the black salve that Sam makes. They may not like it, but it’s perfectly legal, all natural, not a drug, used by millions of people worldwide, sold on Amazon:

There are also studies on PubMed and other places that back up its cancer-curing properties:

I’ve used it myself. Works beautifully to remove skin cancers, warts, moles, etc. I bought mine from formulated by Greg Caton, the first guy the FDA put in jail for selling black salve years ago.


In 2013, the FDA claimed to have a TO-MOR-GONE victim in MO.

In early 2013, armed FDA agents came to Sam’s property and demanded access for a search. Wanting to be cooperative, Sam said yes on one condition: that the agents not take photos. The Amish are religiously opposed to photos.

The agents agreed not to take photos, got on the property, whipped out their cameras and took photos of everything!

In fall of 2013, Sam had to go in front of a federal judge in MO because of the brochures with customer testimonials — er, sorry, “medical claims” — and the alleged victim.

Not only was the victim not produced at the hearing (and never identified), it turns out the black salve he claims hurt him wasn’t even Sam’s. Yes, you read that right: not even Sam’s salve.

No matter. The judge put an injunction on Sam with 3 conditions:

1. Sam could not make or sell any of his products until the labeling infraction was cleared up;
2. he could no longer sell any products with bloodroot in it, and
3. he had to allow the FDA to inspect his property FOR FIVE YEARS.

Sam complied with 1 and 2: he stopped selling the bloodroot salve and stopped using the brochures. He was not so compliant with the searches.

In late 2013, after the injunction, FDA agents came to Sam’s house with a Bath County Sheriff’s deputy to do a second search. Sam informed them that nothing had changed since the first search 7 months prior, and that, since they had lied and taken photos during the first search, they were not welcome to do a second.

Indeed, the Sheriff’s deputy (who witnessed the entire event) told the agents to leave the property.


These three product sales are how Sam’s family made their living. They had been denied this right via an arbitrary regulation made up by a federal agency with no true jurisdiction in the states — and with NO VICTIM.

The FDA essentially took away their income, causing serious financial and emotional distress to the family WITH NO PROOF OF HARM TO ANYONE.

Bear in mind that Sam had not been accused of any crime at that point. It was still just a labeling infraction. The FDA put an end to the Girod’s livelihood over a label.

Not only that, FDA agents were going into mom and pop stores in other states and confiscating Sam’s products from store shelves, causing financial harm to those families, too.

So, despite the injunction, the Girods started selling their products again. Remember, the FDA had already determined that these WERE NOT DRUGS.


Then, in 2014, Sam started a legal private membership club and sold his products to members via that framework. Perfectly legal.

Before anyone can buy products or services from a private membership association, you must sign a contract stating that you understand the association rules and agree to abide by them.

These associations are put in place by farmers, clubs, doctors, and all manner of business people. Raw milk farmers have operated this way for years. I’m a member of four now: one for raw milk, one for other farm foods, one for health products and one for health services.

The FDA doesn’t like these associations because they are outside FDA jurisdiction. However, they are legal and protected under the Constitution’s contract clause: humans have the right to contract with one another and the government may not interfere in a contract.


Because Sam was selling his products again and had refused the 2nd search, the FDA started criminal proceedings against him.

To see the Girod indictment, click here.

Counts 1 and 2 stem from the refused search. The FDA was not happy about having been refused entry. The FDA accused Sam and his family of physically threatening the agents and impeding their “lawful” investigation of his property.

Completely ridiculous and a flat out lie on the part of the agents. The lie was proven in court yesterday when the deputy said there were no threats or violence on the part of the Amish.

One of the foundations of the Amish way of life is non-violence and non-resistance. For agents of the FDA to accuse an entire Amish community of violence and resistance is beyond belief.

Counts 3-11 accuse Sam of selling his product despite the injunction. Remember, the FDA had already proven that these products were not drugs. So how did FDA have jurisdiction to pursue this?

Oh right: customer testimonials in brochures which constitute “medical claims” which makes these products “drugs” (even though FDA’s own tests had proven they were NOT drugs)…

Anybody else feel like you stepped through the looking glass?

Count 12 accuses Sam of witness tampering. That witness turned out to be Mary Miller, a store-owner who had all of Sam’s products confiscated by the FDA — agents just walked in to a number of stores around the country and basically stole all of Sam’s products off the shelves (because of a labeling infraction on a harmless herbal salve).

Sam contacted this store owner and made it right, apologizing and reimbursing her for the stolen product. Apparently the FDA is calling Sam’s reimbursement “witness tampering.”

Here’s the Day 2 trial report, Mary Miller is witness #2.


Last July, the judge in Sam’s case, Judge Reeves, set a status hearing. Sam didn’t think he had to appear — his name was not on the notice and there was no demand to appear so he didn’t. When Sam didn’t show, Judge Reeves issued a warrant for Sam’s arrest. Sam should have turned himself in but he thought there was a stay in his case and that the warrant was not properly issued.

Five months later, the U.S. marshalls arrested Sam on the road in front of his house. They are now claiming that Sam was a fugitive for five months and went out of his way to avoid arrest.

Now, Sam never moved or hid or left the county. The marshalls could have arrested Sam at any time… they have helicopters and drones and all that. To claim that Sam actively avoided arrest for 5 months is ridiculous. They just waited 5 months to make Sam look like a real criminal.


In order for the feds to arrest anyone in a state for any charge other than treason, counterfeiting or piracy, the feds MUST have a Sheriff’s deputy present. Sheriff Snedeger had written a letter to the feds saying they were not to arrest Sam in Bath County because Sam was under the Sheriff’s protection.

AFAIK, there was no Sheriff’s deputy at Sam’s arrest.


As I mentioned before, the Amish are not only non-violent, they are non-resistant. They don’t fight back. Ever. If they had a rifle (which they have for hunting) and you threatened to shoot them, you’d be able to. They would not shoot you in self-defense.

I wonder why the armed FDA agents who were refused the search and testified that they were afraid for their very lives didn’t just shoot the Amish guys threatening them? If I felt threatened and I had a weapon… wouldn’t I have at least waved it around? Anyway.

The Amish also don’t trust attorneys. Imagine that. Most Amish do not use attorneys in any situation. Also, the community decides this, not just the defendant. The community decided that Sam would not use an attorney, which should be no surprise.

Many of us in the farm food freedom movement believe this reluctance to use attorneys is why the feds go after the Amish: easy victory. And, while these cases don’t set precedent, they scare the crap out of everyone else who would dare to defy FDA regulations.


If Sam broke any rules, they were rules manufactured out of thin air by a lawless, out of control federal agency. Otherwise, Sam Girod is an innocent man. He’s committed no crime, hurt no other human being. This is a clear case of a bureaucracy creating crimes out of thin air.

Sam is a good, kind, peaceful man, devoted to his faith, his family and his community. Just spend 10 minutes talking to him, it’s very clear. The FDA has created a criminal out of a good and peaceful man. His family and everyone familiar with the case are totally bewildered that such a thing is happening in America.

Sending Sam to jail for even one minute is unacceptable.

Here is Day 3 (final day) of the trial. Sentencing is 6/16/17, Sam is in prison till then.

If you pray, please pray for justice for Sam Girod. Start a prayer chain. Put his name in the prayer basket at church. Light a candle.

If you don’t pray, then intend justice for Sam, send healing energy, surround him with light. However you speak with the universe, include justice for Sam.

If you have questions, put them in the comments. Thank you for paying attention!













Sally Oh

Sally Oh

Sally Oh is a native Kentuckian, wife, mother, blogger, homesteader, chickenista, recovering REALTOR® and Functional Medicine Practitioner. A liberty activist and registered voter, that’s her falling down a rabbit hole.
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41 comments to Detailed story: FDA’s persecution of Samuel Girod.


    whoever initiated this action against this honorable man should have to go to jail and serve the rest of his punishment.

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  • malka von weber

    sometime ago a fellow who raped a young lady on campus was ” forgiven” by a Judge! Poor Sam is making a living with his mislabeled “Black Salve” and he goes to prison for 6 years. What a country!

  • Dawn

    To me it seems as if he may have found a cure, so they are attempting to bury it, or they wouldn’t have bothered with him!!

  • Elizabeth Dear

    This is an outrage and barbaric! It sounds like the pharmaceutical companies are behind this.

  • […] business making three types of herbal salves for happy customers as he had for the last 16 years.  Read the full story of how Sam stumbled in front of FDA bureaucracy over a salve labeling technicality and has been […]

  • Sonni

    Oh that the FDA would be as diligent about prosecuting Monsanto for spraying roundup ready on commercial wheat fields to kill the wheat before they put it into a large percentage of our food product. a confirmed cancer causing additive, glyphosate is in at as well as hexane. Why am I need hearing about this corporations prosecutions? No, they are busy prosecuted the Amish. I live in Amish country. Horse and buggies are on the streets every day. i would trust his products before I bought one of these miracle face creams advertised every day with different names. first jar is free with 5.99 shipping and if you don’t cancel immediately the will charge you $80 for the next jar. Bogus lies but it is in every magazine and internet site. Why don’t they go after the real bad guy?

  • Dwight Class

    The United States of America, by David M. Ketchmark, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri,
    Constitutional question, did David M. Ketchmark, address Rule of Court and apply for entry of appearance or has he violated his Federal Corporate Charter and disqualified himself for failing to follow Administrative procedure?
    United States Attorney, required qualification, to court and docket, requires application, Rules of Court, 29 CFCR 2200.23

    CFR › Title 29 › Subtitle B › Chapter XX › Part 2200 › Subpart B › Section 2200.23

    29 CFR 2200.23 – Appearances and withdrawals.

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    § 2200.23 Appearances and withdrawals.

    (a)Entry of appearance –

    (1)General. A representative of a party or intervenor shall enter an appearance by signing the first document filed on behalf of the party or intervenor in accordance with paragraph (a)(2) of this section, or thereafter by filing an entry of appearance in accordance with paragraph (a)(3) of this section.

    (2)Appearance in first document or pleading. If the first document filed on behalf of a party or intervenor is signed by a representative, he shall be recognized as representing that party. No separate entry of appearance by him is necessary, provided the document contains the information required by § 2200.6.

    (3)Subsequent appearance. Where a representative has not previously appeared on behalf of a party or intervenor, he shall file an entry of appearance with the Executive Secretary, or Judge if the case has been assigned. The entry of appearance shall be signed by the representative and contain the information required by § 2200.6.

    (b)Withdrawal of counsel. Any counsel or representative of record desiring to withdraw his appearance, or any party desiring to withdraw the appearance of counsel or representative of record for him, must file a motion with the Commission or Judge requesting leave therefor, and showing that prior notice of the motion has been given by him to his client or counsel or representative, as the case may be. The motion of counsel to withdraw may, in the discretion of the Commission or Judge, be denied where it is necessary to avoid undue delay or prejudice to the rights of a party or intervenor.

    U.S. Code › Title 36 › Subtitle II › Part B › Chapter 705 › § 70503

    36 U.S. Code § 70503 – Membership

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    (a)Members.—The members of the corporation are—
    (1) the members of the National Council of the Federal Bar Association, a nonprofit corporation incorporated in the District of Columbia, during their term of membership on that Council; and
    (2) other individuals the corporation provides for in the bylaws or otherwise.
    Each member has one vote on each matter submitted to a vote of the members.
    (c)Grounds for Disqualification.—An individual may not be a member, director, or officer of the corporation if the individual—
    (1) is a member of, or advocates the principles of, an organization believing in, or working for, the overthrow of the United States Government by force or violence; or
    (2) refuses to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States.
    (Pub. L. 105–225, Aug. 12, 1998, 112 Stat. 1352.)

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    Requires, Administrative filing with Secretary of State Missouri,
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  • […] For a complete breakdown of all the events that transpired to lead to Girod’s conviction go to Kentucky Free Press. […]

  • samuel brown

    Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God.

    We use our rifles for more than hunting.

  • Trish McEachern

    Child rapists and murderers face less. How can ANYONE, ANYWHERE condone what this man faces for a non-crime? I am Canadian, and my heart goes out to this fine patriarch, and to all Americans. May justice serve him well, and may it better serve all in the future.

  • Gayle Love

    Dear “Kyle” (sorry, I didn’t get your last name!):
    As I spoke with you on the phone, I “heard” that you are unwilling to look at this case differently (i.e. compassionately or with a different mindset) and that you must justify the absurd misuse of time, resources, and taxpayer money prosecuting a man who, you insist, is deliberately harming those using his products and who wrote to Judge Reeves saying “I am not coming” to the hearing which led to a bench warrant and his arrest. You pointed out that a jury of 12 (how many Amish?) indicted him and therefore, this extreme abuse of power play must continue. I appreciated that you said “he will get no where near 48 years in prison.” What a relief, right?
    You noted that he threatened the agents that came to his property, etc. Again, the cultural lack of understanding is unforgivable and ignorant on both sides.

    But, the abuse of power and the distrust of those who have the backing of regulatory nightmarish red-tape and hoops to jump through mandates, is the most egregious part of this “story” about the ruin of one grandfather who happens to be Amish.

    You are convinced he had intent to harm, and that 12 people agreed with you. Now, we have to rely on Judge Reeves to measure harm done (no consumer lawsuits, no witnesses – you mentioned thousands were harmed by his products) and to exact “justice” on behalf of the American consumers. No thanks. Do your job and hold up the government position, right or wrong – that is your job no matter who is REALLY harmed. This is more than a rash for a rash, this is devastating and senseless.

    The grandmother in New Mexico

  • Mike

    Let the punishment fit the crime. Slap on the wrist and a copy of the FDA guidelines.

  • […] For a complete breakdown of all the events that transpired to lead to Girod’s conviction go to Kentucky Free Press. […]

  • Linda

    Shame on you people saying you have no sympathy. You are on your high horse and it is disgusting. See how it feels when you do something minor and the federal government/or another all powerful entity comes in and strips away all rights you thought you had, sends you to prison for life, and no one is there for you. Guess what, you’d deserve it as much as Sam. I’m sure there’s something we could dig up from your past that others would quickly judge. Also- for your cold hearts, closed minds, and brainwashed ideals that you truly know nothing- and I mean nothing about. If you actually knew the ins and outs of the natural healthcare world and FDA situation, youd at least have something intelligent to say (which none of you have). However, you seem to have strong opinions that you are quick to share and jump in the “witch burn” so that actually makes you a large part of the problem. Bless this poor man who is beside true criminals right now. Scared and alone. . My heart is with him. I’m not criminalizing anyone- FDA or Sam- but for you to say he deserves this or you have no sympathy? Wow- Maybe it’s time someone comes and checks you and your home out; I fear living near you.

  • Ken Prescott

    ANY claim of specific health benefits moves your product from “natural remedy” to “drug,” and requires testing to validate said claims. If you claim that your product is a “natural remedy,” you’re not required to provide any evidence of any benefit whatsoever–but you’re not allowed to claim any specific benefit.

    Claimed benefit? You’re now selling medicine. And you are subject to FDA testing and approval for same. And that testing is a draconian, expensive process that DOES need serious reform. But that isn’t the controversy at hand.

    He refused to educate himself about the laws that would govern his business. He refused to abide by those laws. He refused to educate himself about the legal system and how it works (and, when you’re going into a criminal trial as the guest of honor, representing yourself merely means that your attorney is only as intelligent as his client, which is not a good state of affairs).

    And let’s take a look at the adjective “natural.” In terms of promising any sort of efficacy, it’s utterly worthless. For example: arsenic is “natural,” because it occurs in nature. Doesn’t mean you should take it as a “natural remedy,” unless your ailment is life itself…

  • To the person who claimed that ‘any fool’ knows this, that, or the other thing. The Amish are a community apart. They keep to themselves, harm no one, and above all, do not engage in the endless strife that goes on in the rest of the world. How, exactly, are they supposed to know that there are many draconian regulations surrounding labeling? Are you seriously suggesting that what amounts to a life sentence is a fair punishment for this situation? Would YOU know to appear if your name was not on the notice and you’d seen no summons?

    This is a tragic case of a man trying to meet demands he didn’t understand, finding no help in understanding them, and an out-of-control bureaucracy kicking him when he was down just because it could. No honest person could fail to be moved by it. I’m spreading the petition by means of my Facebook account and asking friends and family to do the same. Our silence would be tantamount to being an accessory to the injustice.

    I urge everyone to speak out by whatever means they have. We must save this man!

  • It is unbelievable. Every day I read on the Internet about products who promises all sort of things which they do not. What about those people? I think they are after him because he is Amish. It is disgraceful..
    I would give it a try and appeal to Pres. Trump.
    they are very hard working people. and honest.

  • James Biven

    The appointee for supervising these bureaucraps sees that normal medicine has MANY more problems than cures. He’s interested in health more than big pharma profits. I think you should appeal directly to President Trump. It’s BS like this that got him elected and he knows it. Go to and there’s an email option there.

  • Stacy

    These laws were not established out of thin air. They have been around for decades. Claiming it cures cancer ? Now I know the Amish are quite out of touch with the modern world, and it is Kentucky, but any fool should know you can’t make claims like that!m and any fool should know if there is any kind of a hearing date set that invoves your case, YOU SHOW UP. No sympathy here

    • I published this comment to prove how fair I am, lol. We’ll see who the fool is.

    • Jackie

      As Abraham Lincoln once said “Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt,” the Amish are not as far outside the ‘modern world’ with their herbal remedies as you may think. I have personally witnessed 2 people being clinically diagnosed and clinically CURED of cancer using herbal remedies along with the natural healing power of their own body. One is a 20 year old female who had leukemia and the other is a 66 year old female who had breast cancer. Both have been cancer free for over 5 years now. Neither used the recommend chemotherapy or radiation or any of big pharmas drug cocktails. I don’t claim to know a lot about the Amish other than growing up on a farm and living near and working with the Amish and Mennonite folks, I do know that they are deeply religious, very hard working, they live off the land and they mean no harm to anyone. I also know that they are peaceful and aren’t materialistic like many of the people in the world today. They also don’t make the headlines as the most recent murderer, rapist, thief, kidnapper or terrorist. Best wishes for your continued unfoolish, healthy, perfect life!

    • Debra

      I had a skin cancer on my arm and used Tomorrow Be Gone. The size began to lessen and after approximately six weeks, it was gone and has never returned. So you can say what you want about the “claim” of curing cancer. Calling anyone a fool is unwise Stacy and also unkind. Samuel Girod did nothing to warrant this type of treatment. An honest man who had a family business for twenty years, now bankrupted and could possibly die in prison.

    • Debra

      I left a reply to you Stacy but it somehow ended up under Jackie’s name.

  • Karen

    Is there a petition to sign or a way to help them?

  • […] is more info on the insane situation along with background going back to 2001. It includes Sam’s efforts […]

  • Dee Anderson

    Is there a court date to go see the hearing? please post this

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    This is a compilation about Harry Hoxey

    As Illinois coal miner before he began to promote himself as a healer in the 20s, the colorful, dynamic Hoxsey mixed his medicine with flamboyant public statements that skillfully contrasted his populist heritage with the growing elitism and hauteur of the American medical profession at mid-twentieth century (Young, 1967).

    In common with many advocates of unconventional therapies, Hoxsey considered cancer a systemic disease, however localized its manifestations might appear to be. Hence his therapy aims to restore physiological normalcy to a disturbed metabolism throughout the body, with emphasis on purgation, to help carry away wastes from the tumors he believed his herbal mixtures caused to necrotize (Hoxsey, 1956, 44-48, 60). treated external cancers apparently with considerable success, even in the judgment of his critics with local applications: sometimes by a red paste containing antimony sulfide, bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis) and zinc chloride; sometimes by a yellow powder containing arsenic and antimony sulfides, various plant substances, talc, and what Hoxsey called yellow precipitate (JAMA, 1951, 253; Hoxsey, 1956, 47).

    In 1941 Frederick Mohs, a respected surgeon in Madison, Wisconsin, with the help of the Dean of the University of Wisconsin Medical School and several of its faculty, devised a method of surgically removing accessible cancers under complete microscopic control (Mohs, 1941). The substance which Dr. Mohs and his co-workers created for fixing the suspected tissue in situ, to enable him to excise it layer by microscopic layer, contained the same ingredients as Hoxseys red paste. Dr. Mohs published his new method in 1941 in the ultra-respectable Archives of Surgery and in 1948 in JAMA (for later refinements, see Mohs, 1956; Phelan 1962, 1963a, and 1963b). Nonetheless AMA spokesmen, during their accelerated onslaught on Hoxsey in the 40s and 50s, discounted the fact that Mohs paste and Hoxseys were identical. In condemning caustic pastes as one type of frauds and fables in 1949, the AMA implied that arsenic was the chief ingredient of Hoxseys paste, on the basis of their own testing of a sample pirated in the 20s (JAMA, 1926, 57; Young, 1967, 365). Apparently Mohs use of surgery (which, along with radiation, constituted the entire range of what the Council considered established treatment) made his method, in contrast to Hoxseys, scientific and acceptable. The Council failed to grasp the central fact that both men were using sanguinarine, an alkaloid of bloodroot which has potent antitumor properties described in the medical literature as early as 1829 (Young, 1967, 365; Hartwell, 1960, 23-24). most controversial aspect of Hoxseys method, in the eyes of orthodox medicine, was the dark brown liquid which he used to treat internal cancer. For many years Hoxsey refused to divulge the formula for this substance, generating a frenzy of vituperation in the pages of JAMA over a period of decades. He later gave several differing accounts of its origin (Young, 1967, 362). According to his autobiography (Hoxsey, 1956, 62-64), it was his great-grandfather, a horse breeder named John Hoxsey, who developed it at mid-nineteenth century, out of grasses and flowering wild plants which John took from the pasture where a favorite stallion, afflicted with a cancerous growth, grazed daily until the growth necrotized. According to Harry, John Hoxsey reasoned that the wild plants had caused the stallions recovery. He therefore concocted a liquid out of red clover and alfalfa, buckthorn and prickly ash (and other plants which John could not identify), gathered from the area where the stallion had apparently cured himself. continued adding ingredients from old home remedies for cancer, until he found an herbal mixture that seemed to help similarly afflicted horses in the area around his farm, between Carlinville and Edwardsville, Illinois. According to Harry, Johns reputation as a man with the Ôhealing tetch soon brought him business from horse breeders all over Illinois and as far away as Kentucky and Indiana (Hoxsey, 1956, 64). the autobiographical account has it, John Hoxsey bequeathed the formula to his son, who in turn presented it to Harrys father, John, a veterinary surgeon licensed under the grandfather clause of the Illinois Medical Practice Act of 1877. Fired with the notion that a remedy effective in curing horses might be of equal benefit to human beings stricken with the same disease, John Hoxsey began quietly treating cancer patients under the supervision of two MDs in the region of Girard, Illinois, where he bought a livery stable shortly after Harrys birth in 1901. From the age of 8, Harry served as his fathers trusted assistant, as growing numbers of human patients gradually crowded out his veterinary practice (Hoxsey, 1956, 66-71). Recognizing Harrys calling to be a doctor, John gave the family formulas as a deathbed legacy to Harry in 1919, charging him to go forth and heal the sick if need be, in defiance of the High Priests of Medicine (Hoxsey, 1956, 65, 71-74; Young, 1967, 362-363). initial unwillingness to disclose the formula, taken together with his peripatetic existence (Taylorville, Illinois; Chicago; Clinton, Iowa; Philadelphia, Detroit; Wheeling; Atlantic City; Dallas), his growing financial success, and his open taunting of organized medicine, led Morris Fishbein to label Harry (and his late father) as charlatans. This assault, entitled Blood Money and published in 1947 in the Hearst chains widely circulated magazine section, American Weekly provoked Harry to sue for libel. He won though the judgment called only for a token payment for injury to Harrys and his fathers reputations (Young, 1967, 374-375).

    Two liquid medicines which are shown to have been distributed by the defendants in interstate commerce for use in treatment of cancer are involved in this action.[10] One is a black, or brownish-black mixture; the other a pink medicine. Their respective formulae are neither secret nor contested. The analysis of samples of the drugs showed that the proportion of ingredients of the black medicine varied, but contained potassium iodide and extracts, (omitting the scientific names), from prickly ash bark, buckthorn, red clover blossom, alfalfa, and cascara sagrada. The pink medicine contained potassium iodide and lactate of pepsin. These drugs are shipped in 16 ounce bottles, to patients in diluted form, and to osteopaths in concentrated form with direction to add enough water (in case of the black), or elixir of pepsin (in case of the pink), to make a gallon. Illustrative analyses of the dilution are: water, 62 per cent, potassium iodide, 26.4 per cent, plant extractives, 7.9 per cent, mineral matter other than potassium iodide, 6/10ths of 1 per cent, and licorice flavoring; another, water 53.2 per cent, alcohol, 5.1 per cent, sugars, 278*278 12.6 per cent, potassium iodide, 29½ per cent, and the presence of pepsin; another water, 94½ per cent, potassium iodide, 4½ per cent, plant extractives, 9/10ths of 1 per cent, and the presence of a licorice like flavoring; another, water, 76 per cent, alcohol, 7.2 per cent, sugars, 15 per cent, potassium iodide, 1.3 per cent and the presence of pepsin, and this was a “slightly acid preparation.” The source of supply is the Hoxsey Cancer Clinic in Dallas, Texas. The defendant, Harry M. Hoxsey, is not a doctor, but a layman. It is his claim that the Hoxsey cancer drugs were originated by his grandfather about 1840 in Kentucky; were later used by his son, the defendant’s father, and after the defendant’s father’s death in 1919 the present Mr. Hoxsey carried on the treatment and preparation of the drugs at the clinic, which was in charge of a doctor.,26,+black+salve+recipe&hl=en&as_sdt=6,26

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