Medicine And The Media

Di Bella's miracle method

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: (Published 23 May 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:1617
  1. Kamran Abbasi, editorial registrar
  1. BMJ

    Kamran Abbasi went along to a public meeting to learn about the latest cure for cancer

    Luigi Di Bella has the answer to every patient's—and every businessman's—dream. Pour somatostatin, melatonin, bromocriptine, and vitamin A into the mix, stir, and bang—the cure for cancer. Last weekend, the controversial Italian scientist spread the word about his miracle cure in London, at a public meeting that was broadcast live in Canada.

    Be it breast, brain, lung, or gut, Di Bella's method uses the same ingredients of differing potencies. Thousands of patients have been cured over the past 25 years without side effects, he claims, and thousands more Italians are demanding a treatment for which no evidence has been published in a peer reviewed journal.

    Di Bella …

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