person such as Mr. Haley who has experience in the field of politics and a
willingness to search out the facts. Thank God it is not written by a doctor
giving you his or her beliefs, but rather by an investigative person reporting
It is extremely important that the facts in this book be made available to the public. It points out how innovation in medicine is suppressed in our society by current laws, regulations and policies, and what has happened as a result.
I served for 12 years in the United States Congress. I found most members truly dedicated to trying to do the right thing. Unfortunately, too frequently we did not have sufficient facts to be able to make the right decisions. Few members of Congress are aware of the problem which the facts in this book clearly point out. It is only by getting these facts to the people and the politicians that we can hope to see the problem addressed and innovation and creativity encouraged and rewarded in medicine and health as it is in almost every other area of our society.
There is growing interest in alternative medicine. I would expect that many of those who read the book would recommend it to their friends, and furnish it to their legislators. I would expect it to be widely read in the alternative community, and I would hope in government circles as well.
Former Member of U.S. Congress.
NOTE: Former Congressman Bedell originated the idea for the Office of Alternative Medicine (OAM), and for the Access to Medical Treatment Act. The healing crises he survived via alternative medicine are described in Chapters 7 and 8.
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