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    Wednesday, October 06, 2004

    Read this, from the New York Times:

    WEST COLUMBIA, S.C., Sept. 29 - Katherine Bibeau came here in March, to a red-brick doctor's office tucked between a furniture store and a steel factory, looking to slow her physical decline from multiple sclerosis.

    Ms. Bibeau, a 53-year-old laboratory technician from Minnesota, met Dr. James Shortt, who practices alternative medicine. He is, according to a sign on the front of the building, a "longevity physician."

    "Hydrogen peroxide would be very good to kill whatever's in there," Dr. Shortt had told Ms. Bibeau over the phone in February, according to a transcript of his taped recording of the call, "because, right now, we don't know what it is."

    On March 9, Dr. Shortt administered the hydrogen peroxide, intravenously. Over the next five days, Ms. Bibeau bled to death.

    Intravenous hydrogen peroxide. Stupid, stupid, stupid. Why would anyone do such a thing? It's guaranteed to destroy your red blood cells and anything else it comes in contact with - it's a powerful oxidant.

    These guys give "alternative medicine" a bad name.
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