Translation from German (Original in French)
Former consulting assistant for
medical and psychological Oncology
To The Court of Justice,
I am aware that this statement can be used in this court. I am aware and accept any consequences of the following statement to your jurisdiction.
Since 1978 I have been practicing as a freelance Clinical Psychologist. For nine years I practiced at the Paul Brousse Clinic in Villejuif in the field of medical Oncology in direct collaboration with Prof. G. MATHE. The financing was provided by the Association Claude Bernard. My activities were as follows:
- Every Thursday I was engaged in full-day consultations. Individuals who consulted me were essentially burdened with somatic symptoms, which were manifested in blood diseases or tumours. All these patients were referred to me by the attending physicians of the clinic. During these nine years, about 1000 people have consulted me. Among these patients were both adults and children. When it was decided that I would leave the clinic, I did not accept any new patients for a period of last year.
- Outside the consultation hours I was occupied in my research area. This research consisted of checking the statements of numerous people regarding the psychological side of cancer. The reason for this review was as follows: Confronted with their desperation or Depression and their search for a wonderful and immediate treatment, I accompanied them in finding an inner meaning to their illness instead of seeking external solutions.
I have instructed them to identify their daily experienced major problems in relation to their suffering in order to take on an alternative role.
Since my field of knowledge is not in medicine, patients were asked to inform me about their symptoms, complaints and the positive or negative consequences they experienced. After having recorded with these individuals the inventory of their various strokes of fate, we identified certain general causes. If these results had been intended for publication, it would have been concluded that all individuals who have experienced such psychological problems would most likely have suffered organic damage sooner or later in their lives.
Our permanent search in the course of this work was to identify as precisely as possible the psychological sensation in connection with the organic symptoms. To name but one example: In the context of Breast Cancer, five problem areas have been identified.
In my opinion, Dr. Hamer mentions as many varieties as we have found. Medically, I have worked on the biological identification of breast cancer through my work in Villejuif. Dr. Hamer's method has allowed me to determine more specifically the emotional disorders associated with this somatic symptomatology. By analysing the existing old studies of women and men, the different types of cancer can be classified according to the categories defined by Dr Hamer.
Independent of the knowledge of Dr. Hamer's work regarding the breast cancer patients we examined in detail, we can confirm the method developed by Dr. Hamer 100%. Our concern was to identify the patients' feelings about their disease as accurately and completely as possible. If I were to present the results of our psycho-somatic analysis of the problems expressed by our patients to Dr. Hamer, he would be able to assign the exact pathology of the patients to the psychological problem areas.
As a former practical employee of the hospital, I looked after 3 different groups of patients:
Group A. consisting of 380 people (41.38%) who received medical treatment,
Group B. consisting of 215 persons (26.70%) who decisively refused medical treatment and
Group C. Consisting of 312 people (33.0%) who only came for consultation once.
No matter what medical Therapy the patients followed or not, I can only confirm that a profound understanding of the biological and psychological mechanisms associated with the medical symptoms has always led to an improvement in the patient's situation. Many of them are still doing well today. Their lives have gained in quality and inner peace.
Looking back on the six years of research in Villejuif, by 29 June 1994, 265 out of 604 people had survived, or 47.18%.
Of these survivors, 102 or 28.22% belonged to group A and 183 or 85.11% to group B. I cared for the patients in group A according to their wishes, on average 8 hours per person. The patients of group B were entitled to at least 40 hours per person. Both groups had the opportunity to contact us by telephone outside of the consultations.
In summary, I would like to state that most of the deceased patients died of their fear, due to biological fatigue and emotional isolation, from the same causes that led to their illness.
With these brief remarks, I hope that you have given the Court of First Instance a small insight into the wealth of knowledge and results that Dr. Hamer's work brings with it. I would like to be able to work alongside him.