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Letters, Sept. 10

It’s never too late

In 1985 Ronald Reagan was diagnosed with cancer. Rather than receiving treatment with chemotherapy; radiation or surgery with an American institution, he and Nancy flew to Germany to be treated by the famed oncologist Hans Nieper. (The records are not clear; the Reagan Library doesn’t have a record that he had cancer.)

He may have been treated with some (order) of these procedures: Thermo-therapy, alkaline therapy, Linus Pauling IV vitamin C therapy, Otto Warburg’s oxygen therapy. Whatever therapy, it was quick, cheap and effective.

Then what? Essentially nothing. What he should have done was to phase out “burn, poison and cut” and make the Nieper approach the American way. He’d have rescued Medicare from financial ruin and saved millions of lives. He’d have become the poster boy of conservatism: cheaper and better. He’d have saved this writer long hours of unnecessary grief and misery.

Can President Trump complete the work of Ronald Reagan and give America the cancer cures it deserves? It is never too late to do the right thing.

Lou Goldman


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