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Register of the McNaughton Foundation Publications, Correspondence, 1967-1975
MSS 78-7  
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Description
The bulk of these records consists of reports and other documents created between 1968 and 1970 relative to Laetrile (amygdalin) and its application in treatment and prevention of cancer. Of the publications itemized below, writings by Dr. Ernst T. Krebs, Jr. appear in items 2, 3, 5, 13 and 14; references to Dr. Krebs or his work appear in items 1, 4, 10 and 12.
Background
The McNaughton Foundation is a non-profit organization which sponsors scientific research and which "seeks to encourage the creative scientific atmosphere in which the researcher follows his own lines of investigation toward the solution of his problem, even if these lines are in opposition to prevailing scientific or political opinion." Its director, Andrew R. L. McNaughton, is a general consultant specializing in international affairs. The foundation sponsors research projects dealing with mental health, the aging process, cancer, heart disease and diabetes. An advisory board, made up of distinguished scientists from Europe and North America, advises the foundation's director in the disposition of funding and identification of projects worthy of support. Of interest in this regard is the presence of Dr. Ernst T. Krebs, Jr., on the advisory board; he is listed as a board member in documents (found in folder 2) from 1968 and 1975. The 1975 document states: "Dr. Krebs is a discoverer of Vitamins B-15 and B-17 and a number of other substances whose development the foundation is sponsoring."
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Collection is open for research.