To cure cancer we need to go back in time! From the Brooklyn Eagle 1916
Wow a cure for cancer or perhaps another false promise and a fairy tale. I wonder which is more likely.
A ploy to sell magazines. "We would publish the recipe but experience teaches us that more will likely be benfitted by it if obliged to write for it."
WATCHTOWER, JULY 1, 1913
A CURE FOR SURFACE CANCER
Cancer troubles are becoming more numerous. We know of no remedy for internal cancers except surgery. Even then a cure is doubtful. We have recently learned of a very effective and simple remedy for cancers which show themselves on the surface of the body. We are informed that a physician, after testing this remedy, paid $1,000 for the information, and that he has established a Cancer Hospital which is doing good work. The recipe has come to us free and we are willing to communicate the formula, but to those only who are troubled with surface cancers and who will write to us directly, stating particulars. No fee will be charged, but in order to protect the sufferers, we require a promise that they will not sell the formula to others, nor receive pay for the use of it, nor communicate the formula to anybody. Any one known to be a sufferer can be informed of the terms on which the prescription is obtainable through us.
Jehovah's Witnesses, Who They Are, What They Teach, What They Do, by Royston Pike, Philosophical Library, New York, 1954.
Yet more unpleasant notoriety was aroused by Russell's sponsoring of a "cancer cure," which on analysis was revealed as being nothing other than a caustic paste of chloride of zine. Unfortunately the "cure" was not only ineffective but definitely harmful, so that some unfortunate sufferers may have had their end hastened by its application.
Many foolish ideas injected into what should have only been a scriptural message.
Nowadays the "cures" hide off the page by word of mouth from person to person and congregation to congregation.
One that persists:
Blondie, I saw way to many of the Friends go down to the Hoxey clinic in Tijuana, spend thousands and eventually pass away from their illness.
Many had simply waited to long to seek help from a doctor because they had all of the JW suspicions against regular MDs and surgery. Grape juice or Apricot seeds sounded so 'organic' compared to chemo therapy.
GRAPES CURE CANCER
"The Grape Cure". Don't use ANY other food while on the "Grape Cure" diet: you will only cause yourself (and perhaps others) toruble by so doing. DON'T do it....
In case of internal cancer or cancer that has not become active, it has been found very effective....to beigin taking a small of grapes every two hours or so throughout the day, not using over two pounds a day for the first day or two, gradually invreasing the quantity for a week up to not over four pounds a day. Continue the diet as long as the case requires, or until the patient grows too weak. Many continue without breaking away from the diet for six weeks or longer.....
While the cancer is active and suppurating, the pulp of the grape may be made into a poultice and renewed as frequently as indicated. This poultice will eat its way down into the foreign mass, not injuring normal cells and tissues, however......We suggest changing from one variety of grapes to another, when convenient, although the dark-skinned varieties seem to be the best. But even the little green hot-house grape is better than none to arrest the progress of cancer till another grape season comes in.
(Golden Age 5-29-29, pg 563)
Food at the proper time...NOT!
Cancer is usually a death sentence once it has advanced far enough. Anyone who says they can cure it via grape juice, prayer, chemo or any other means is the worst sort of montebank, since they are not only stealing the patient's money, but their very limited time.