CONTROVERSIAL alternative treatments given to four cancer patients in Perth hastened their deaths, the State’s deputy coroner has found.
The case will now be referred to the Director of Public Prosecutions to determine whether an offence has been committed, after a lengthy coronial inquest into the deaths of the patients who were treated at the Mosman Park home of Dr Alexandra Boyd,
Austrian doctor Hellfried Sartori was the mastermind behind the treatment, and the inquest heard he had his medical licence revoked in several states of the USA and was jailed for practising medicine without a licence.
The treatment, which the patients were told would cure them of cancer, was an administration of an IV High pH Cancer Therapy, using a range of substances including caesium, the industrial solvent DMSO, and laetrile – all of which are potentially toxic.
“There is no evidence this particular treatment had any real benefit at all to patients. There is considerable evidence it is dangerous and has a serious risk of accelerating death.”
Ms Vicker said she more concerned that Dr Boyd did not use her conventional medical knowledge to stop the treatment for patients who were clearly suffering than the fact she administered the treatment.
Tip: Kylie Sturgess (@kyliesturgess) via Twitter
Four deaths are so far being investigated for this radical alternative treatment. There is no wonder cure for cancer. Still, they promote them with no evidence to back it up. This one is particularly awful.
Here is more about the doctor:
Sartori (sometimes bobbing up as Abdul-Haqq Sartori) has been jailed twice in the US. Although convicted over various frauds, including an AIDS cure scam whilst practising medicine without a licence in Thailand, he is unrepentant.
He has a long history of “vitamin” and “ozone” cancer cures, charging up to $40,000 in Australia. He is deregistered in a number of U.S. states.
And see here for his license revocations.