A friend of mine insists that someone named Antoine Bechamp, a rival of Louis Pasteur, came up with a theory of diseases that was suppressed by pro-Pasteur agencies to protect their own vested interests. Ranther than try to summarize his points, I have inluded the relevant text, with his permission. This all sounds very fishy to me, but I don’t know much about medecine or medical history. Could Pasteur’s theory be flawed as much as he claims? Could Bechamp’s theories have any merit?
Guy “under the microscope” Hoyle
> For example: in the late 1800’s Louis Pasteur
> developed the germ theory and wrote a journal on it
> which was passed through the peer review process and
> accepted as medical fact. but here’s what happened
> behind the scenes.
> The french silk industry was suffering a terrible
> blight as many of their worm farms were being
> devastated by disease. They offered a reward to anyone
> who could help them. Louis Pasteur showed up and began
> a treatment based on his then new theory of Germ
> infestation. Another man named Antoine Bechamp also
> showed up and began a treatment based on a different
> theory of ‘Environment’. Antoine’s treatment was
> wildly successful with vastly more worm farms saved
> due to it than to Pasteurs treatment.
> Pasteur was related to members of the French
> aristocracy, he pulled some strings and got honored as
> the savior of the silk industry. He wrote a journal
> describing his theory. Antoine, a poor chemist wrote a
> journal about his theory of environment. It was
> relagated to the dustbins (thankfully, not before a
> copy found it’s way to the Library of Congress).
> In the meantime the pharmaceutical industry is
> starting to go into high gear in America. They fund an
> organization of doctors and call it the American
> Medical Association (AMA). They start producing
> products based on the Germ theory of disease.
> Louis Pasteur, in his twilight years admits the wrongs
> he did to Antoine and writes a medical journal
> denouncing the germ theory and stating that Antoine’s
> theory of environment is far more accurate a
> description of disease. This journal gets published in
> France but is not allowed to be published in America
> by order of the AMA.
> In the late 1970’s an american doctor Robert Young,
> Begins to study live blood samples. His work leads him
> to find and study Antoine Bechamps journals. And after
> two decades of tireless pursuit he is finally being
> heard. More and more doctors are beginning to apply
> treatments based on the environment theory than on the
> germ theory.
> Had Louis Pasteur not valued his own ego and
> pocketbook over truth we would be at least a century
> ahead of where we are now.
> Had the AMA (which is still funded by pharmaceutical
> companies) not valued their profit margin above the
> truth. We would be at least a century ahead right now.