Medicinal uses of CP

From: Barry Meyers-Rice (
Date: Thu Feb 18 1999 - 12:16:09 PST

Date: Thu, 18 Feb 1999 12:16:09 -0800 (PST)
From: Barry Meyers-Rice <>
Message-Id: <aabcdefg499$foo@default>
Subject: Medicinal uses of CP

> The oncologists told me there really was no hope of saving my life.
> Williams explained. "They said that they would try chemotherapy; if I

Etc., etc., etc., blah blah blah

Well, it had to happen sooner or later. Somebody has decided to make a
buck by claiming a tincture of Venus Flytrap will save lives. And what
better way than to claim, by anecdotal stories and hand-waving, that the
mighty demons of cancer and AIDS can be dispelled by "Carnivora." I've had
friends deal with these conditions, and I know that in terror people will
seize upon any far-fetched claim to get cured.

Shysters will do anything to make money. Sheesh.

Needless to say, anecdotes of "Williams" and others getting cured by
miracle tinctures do not constitute science. I have a vicious flu today,
but I'm not blaming the new french roast coffee blend I had at the coffee
house yesterday. The same with this anecdotal nonsense of a few people.

The crooks who try to make money off other people's fear get no sympathy
from me.

Barry Meyers-Rice

(NOT necessarily representing the ICPS or Carnivorous Plant Newsletter)

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