|Birthname||Josef Maria Leonhard Issels|
|born on||21 November 1907 at 09:15 (= 09:15 AM )|
|Place||Mönchengladbach, Germany, 51n12, 6e28|
|Timezone||MET h1e (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||27°52' 13°12 Asc. 10°43'|
German physician known for promoting an alternative cancer therapy regimen, the Issels treatment. He claimed to cure cancer patients who had been declared incurable by conventional cancer treatments. During Issels' lifetime, his methods were controversial, and in 1961 he was charged with fraud and manslaughter for allegedly promising fraudulent cancer cures and for the subsequent deaths of patients under his care who refused standard cancer treatment. An initial conviction on the manslaughter charge was overturned in 1964 on the grounds that Issels had genuinely believed that his therapy could cure cancer. The Issels treatment is currently considered unproven and ineffective as a treatment for cancer. He died on 11 February 1998, aged 90, in San Francisco.
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- Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 90)
- Vocation : Medical : Physician
- Notable : Famous : Criminal cases
- Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator ("Issels treatment")