Register of the McNaughton Foundation Publications, Correspondence, 1967-1975

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Register of the McNaughton Foundation Publications, Correspondence, 1967-1975

Collection number: MSS 78-7

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Descriptive Summary

Title: McNaughton Foundation Publications, Correspondence,
Date (inclusive): 1967-1975
Collection number: MSS 78-7
Creator: McNaughton Foundation
Extent: 1 carton
Repository: University of California, San Francisco. Library. Archives and Special Collections.
San Francisco, California 94143-0840
Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Provenance

These materials were received in February 1978 with the Chauncey D. Leake papers (MSS 78-6).

Access

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], McNaughton Foundation publications, correspondence, MSS 78-7, Archives & Special Collections, UCSF Library & CKM

Corporate History

The McNaughton Foundation is a non-profit organization which sponsors scientific research and which "seeks to encourage the creative scientific atmosphere in which the researcher follows his own lines of investigation toward the solution of his problem, even if these lines are in opposition to prevailing scientific or political opinion." Its director, Andrew R. L. McNaughton, is a general consultant specializing in international affairs. The foundation sponsors research projects dealing with mental health, the aging process, cancer, heart disease and diabetes. An advisory board, made up of distinguished scientists from Europe and North America, advises the foundation's director in the disposition of funding and identification of projects worthy of support. Of interest in this regard is the presence of Dr. Ernst T. Krebs, Jr., on the advisory board; he is listed as a board member in documents (found in folder 2) from 1968 and 1975. The 1975 document states: "Dr. Krebs is a discoverer of Vitamins B-15 and B-17 and a number of other substances whose development the foundation is sponsoring."
The McNaughton Foundation was originally based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, but at some point in the late 1960s it appears to have opened offices in California. An associated organization, the Jacqueline Magella McNaughton Memorial Trust, sponsors investigational work in the area of parapsychology.

Scope and Content

The bulk of these records consists of reports and other documents created between 1968 and 1970 relative to Laetrile (amygdalin) and its application in treatment and prevention of cancer. Of the publications itemized below, writings by Dr. Ernst T. Krebs, Jr. appear in items 2, 3, 5, 13 and 14; references to Dr. Krebs or his work appear in items 1, 4, 10 and 12.

Container List

Carton Ctn. 1, Folder 1

1 page, collection control.

Folder 2

11/1/75 description of McNaughton Foundation.

 

4/14/69 correspondence Ronald L. Rakow to Chauncey D. Leake.

 

4/9/69 U. S. P. H. S. memo re: amygdalin.

 

Undated reprint from Minerva Chirurgica. Abstract of McNaughton paper "Hyperthermy of cancer cells with amygdalin-glucosidase ..."

 

Reprint from 7/21/75 Congressional Record: "Fluoridation and Cancer"

 

Publications

Carton Ctn. 1, item 1

Preprint? of unidentified [1969?] article re: Diisopropylammonium dichloroacetate (DIPA).

item 2

McNaughton reprint of 1968 article "Vitamin B15 (Pangamic Acid). Indications for Use and Efficacy in Internal Disease."

item 3

McNaughton reprint of 1973 Physician's Handbook of Vitamin B-17 Therapy.

item 4

McNaughton reprint of 1975 A Brief on Foods and Vitamins.

item 5

The Laetriles - Nitrolisides - in the prevention and control of cancer (McNaughton reprint of seven pre-1964 articles, plus a bibliography)

item 6

3/14/69 McNaughton report to California State Department of Public Health. "Notice of claimed investigational exemption for a new drug. Laetrile (Amygdalin)."

item 7

same document, with 3/30/69 cover note to Ronald Rakow from Chauncey Leake.

item 8

4/6/70 McNaughton Foundation of California submission to FDA: "Laetrile - Amygdalin. Volume One."

item 9

4/6/70 McNaughton Foundation of California submission to FDA: "Laetrile - Amygdalin. Volume Two."

item 10

4/6/70 McNaughton Foundation of California submission to FDA: "Laetrile - Amygdalin. Volume Three."

item 11

4/6/70 McNaughton Foundation of California submission to FDA: "Laetrile - Amygdalin. Volume Four."

item 12

2/26/71 McNaughton Foundation of California response to FDA letter of 18 December 1970; packet includes other correspondence, reprints and data.

item 13

Physician's New Weapon, 1966 compilation of papers re: vitamin B15 (pangamic acid).

item 14

11/11/68 McNaughton Foundation Preclinical submission. Laetrile - Amygdalin.

item 15

7/10/69 typescript "Diisopropylammonium dichloroacetate (DIPA) and sodium dichloroacetate (DCA): effect on glucose and fat metabolism in normal and diatbetic tissue."