Iscador: Mistletoe and Cancer Therapy

Iscador: Mistletoe and Cancer Therapy

by Christine Murphy
     
 
Lantern Books is pleased to present the groundbreaking book, Iscador: Mistletoe and Cancer Therapy, which serves to demystify this eighty-year-old treatment. Shedding light on Iscador, editor Christine Murphy has gathered together some of the work of doctors and clinicians familiar with cancer therapy. Dr. Richard Wagner, a German physician, answers many of the

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Lantern Books is pleased to present the groundbreaking book, Iscador: Mistletoe and Cancer Therapy, which serves to demystify this eighty-year-old treatment. Shedding light on Iscador, editor Christine Murphy has gathered together some of the work of doctors and clinicians familiar with cancer therapy. Dr. Richard Wagner, a German physician, answers many of the questions about Iscador asked by his patients during his many years of practice as an oncologist in general practice, treating cancer patients with both conventional and alternative therapies. Dr. Thomas Schuerholz, a medical doctor specializing in cancer, offers an overview of the terms, procedures, and different approaches to treating cancer. Ms. Murphy is also the author of Practical Home Care Medicine: A Natural Approach and editor of Lilipoh, a quarterly journal specializing in the anthroposophical approach to health, homeopathy, and naturopathic medicine.

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Library Journal
Mistletoe has been used medicinally for centuries for an array of ailments. During the 1920s, Rudolph Steiner, the founder of anthroposophy, advocated its use as a cancer preventive. Iscador, as the mistletoe preparation is known, is a licensed drug in Germany and Switzerland, where over half of all cancer patients use it or one of its variations as part of their treatment. Yet it has only recently become known here, in part because actress Suzanne Somers used it to treat her breast cancer. A compilation of mostly previously published works by physicians and clinicians, this work acts as a primer on Iscador, integrative cancer treatment, and anthroposophical medicine. Murphy, who also edits the anthroposophical medicine journal Lilipoh, explains the process of making Iscador and provides an extensive resource section that cancer patients may find especially useful. Because this is the only English-language book on Iscador for the lay reader, it would make a good addition to hospital consumer health collections and larger public library health collections. Valeria Long, Grand Valley State Univ. Lib. at the Van Andel Inst., Grand Rapids, MI Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781930051768
Publisher:
Lantern Books NY
Publication date:
05/11/2001
Pages:
180
Product dimensions:
5.62(w) x 8.58(h) x 0.47(d)

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