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


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


    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.