Issels, Josef

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Issels, Josef Gender: M
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)
Data source
Orig source not known
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Bordoni
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 27°52' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 13°12 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 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.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Grazia Bordoni's Science database: source unknown.


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 90)
  • Vocation : Medical : Physician
  • Notable : Famous : Criminal cases
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator ("Issels treatment")