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Carlton Hogan carlton at walleye.ccbr.umn.edu
Fri Sep 25 15:52:04 EST 1998

In article <360bfe32.317922269 at netnews.worldnet.att.net>,
 <johnburgin at worldnet.att.net> wrote:
>On 25 Sep 1998 16:40:29 GMT, carlton at walleye.ccbr.umn.edu (Carlton
>Hogan) wrote:
>>>johnburgin at worldnet.att.net wrote:
>>>>I have spoken to AIDS patients that I have treated
>>>>that don't know why they are taking chemotherapy medication.  
>>Please name a prescribed drug that is *not* chemotherapy. If you treat
>>patients, I will eat my hat.
>Are you hungry? Dose makes the poison, I said that before.  Aspirin,
>is a chemotherapy drug.  Now, just be sure that our laiety isn't
>confused, and without any Clintonesque problems with defining terms,
>ask any person who has been through "chemotherapy" what a chemotherapy
>drug is.  You won't need to put stars around their responses. jb

No stars necessary. Sure, the poison is in the dose: enough salt
or water can kill somebody. Yet we don't advise against salt or 
water. I'll say it again, slowly so that you can grasp it:
dissidents commonly use the term "chemotherapy" when talking
about HIV antivirals specifically and intentionally to confuse 
people by making them think that cytotoxic cancer chemotherapy 
is being discussed. Although AZT was screened as a candidate 
molecule for anti-neoplastic drugs, it failed, in great degree 
because it was not cytotoxic enough. If you were a medical 
professional, you would know these things, or at least find 
out before you shot your mouth off.


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