The Mystery of Dr. P., 1982.

Gorzow Land
27 08.1982

Original article added at the bottom.

The mystery of Dr. P.

By what right?
The sensation carried to the world
They had to save themselves by running away
I sincerely thank you for your help - writes a doctor from Lodz
Before the court
Promises of good luck
Trials in a small hospital
If Dr. P. was an institution ...

The failure of the first attempt, made in 1955, to take the TP drug from the stage of his own private experiments and experiments into the world of official medicine, did not faze Dr. Podbielski. You could say: he didn't have the time or conditions to break down. What prevented him from doing so were the increasing number of patients coming in for the cure and, above all, the results he achieved. These results constantly caused the fame to grow, and legends began to circulate about Podbielski. There was a lot of understandable sensationalism in these legends, and probably a lot of fabrication on occasion as well. All this, however, stemmed from the natural need for a person in a critical health situation to believe in the effectiveness of a therapy or drug . Dr. Podbielski's TP gave such faith, and strengthened it with evident cases of cancer cures that official medicine could not cope with.

Each such case surprised doctors and must have created new myths, new legends, and one cannot be surprised. So some looked at Podbielski with admiration at the time, and many with a feeling of envy. " How so," said the latter. - A veterinarian, and he takes to treating people? By what right? " This envy in some heads was fueled, as it were, unintentionally, by the numerous press publications about Dr. Podbielski that began to appear in the second half of the 1950s. As was the case with me, even then, twenty-odd years ago, journalists coming to see Podbielski were distrustful, full of skepticism. Many set in motion the machinery of private investigation to describe the case as objectively and critically as possible. One of the first journalists, editor G., who came to Miedzyrzecz, specifically to Podbielski's veterinarian in early 1956 from Poznan, having gathered various opinions about Podbielski, still went to the local party secretary as a precaution, to ask him too what he thought of the man and the fact that he treated people in addition to animals. - This doctor, Comrade Secretary, instead of treating cattle, he still treats people? And what do you guys think about that? - What do I say to that? And you know what? - replies the secretary. - To tell you the truth, he also helped me. I was treated in Poznan and nothing, it continued to be bad. So Podbielski gave me his medicine. And look, Comrade Editor, I am healthy and working.

Was there a need for a better opinion? So at the end of March 1956, three articles by Jan G. appeared in Poznan's Głos Wielkopolski. About Podbielski and his drug. After a year more followed. Also in "Gazeta Zielonogórska". The journalist wrote : "I drove to Miedzyrzecz without conviction. It looked like a boring conversation. And meanwhile..." The sensation carried around the world. In one magazine for the foreign Polish community, a journalist wrote: "Thousands of people owed him their lives and health. Letters are pouring in to Dr. Podbielski from America, Canada... In 1969, "Panorama of the North" devotes an entire page to Podbielski. One of the first journalists to popularize the person and medicine of Dr. Podbielski was Henryk Ankiewicz from Zielona Gora. In the summer of 1966, his report appeared in the "Gazeta Zielonogórska" under the telling title: "Who are you, Dr. P.?". Articles about Podbielski appeared in the Polish press in the United States and in the Soviet press. The author of the report in the 16th issue of Directions in 1978 writes: "I was provoked to write this article by pure coincidence. One of my acquaintances is suffering from a serious condition (lung cancer - note BS). A decision was made at the hospital: surgery. He did not agree. He left the hospital on his own demands. For several weeks he has been under the care of Tadeusz Podbielski. The agonizing disease symptoms have ceased, he has gained weight... He has authorized me to describe this story..." Two years ago, an extensive report on Dr. Podbielski and the history of his TP drug appeared in the popular "Reporter's Express" (Krzysztof W. Kasprzyk: "Podbielski's Micronutrients").

Eleven years ago, Tadeusz Podbielski himself wrote about these problems in an article in Life and Modernity entitled "The Macro Problem of Micronutrients." These, and dozens of other publications, meant that the number of people lining up for the drug kept growing. New ones were arriving. After the first newspaper articles, such as this one, "Who are you Dr. P.?" Mr. and Mrs. Podbielski experienced a veritable earthquake in Miedzyrzecz. People entered the apartment through doors and windows. In the end, the Podbielskis had to rejet to Warsaw to wait out the storm there. This is the case after almost every publication. I sympathize with Dr. Podbielski and his brave wife, because after the first episodes of my report appeared, they probably don't have peace in their home either. I tried to call there, but judging from the fact that no one answered the phone I assume that this time too they both fled to Warsaw to wait out the assault on their home. Nothing I can do about it, unfortunately. I know that none of my appeals will help. This, moreover, is the price Dr. Podbielski has been paying for many years for his invention. But its annoyance is mitigated by this abundant evidence that the drug is simply helpful in many cases. Specialists, medical doctors, such as Dr. Wlodzimierz G. from Lodz, Poland, also write about this in their letters to Dr. Podbielski. His mother-in-law was diagnosed with lung cancer at the age of 71: "I would like to inform you," he writes in a letter to Podbielski, "that the medicines recommended by you have proven to be very effective. In our mother ... at the beginning of 62, radiologically there were lesions in the left lung with suspected cancer. Due to old age, bronchoscopy was not performed. After a year of taking the drug, there was a significant improvement in the sense of lowering the ESR, improving the patient's appetite and mood. In May 64, on a lung radiograph, the changes from the 62 period were not found. My sincere thanks for the help shown to my mother..."

The growing popularity of Dr. Podbielski's drug with each passing year, in which, as I mentioned, a significant role was played by numerous press publications, was the proverbial beam in the eye of those who envied him. As in any profession, such envy exists and makes itself known in this world as well. It manifested itself in various ways. There were those. Who said: what right does this veterinarian without the authority to treat people have so many patients? There were also those who wrote denunciations where necessary and heated up the judicial authorities to finally deal with the "Podbielski affair" and punish the vet. Well, and in part they got their way. In 1966, more than thousands of letters from patients from Poland and abroad and a sizable notebook with observations were seized from Tadeusz Podbielski. It took two years of various interrogations of people in Poznan. Efforts were made to catch at least one case of harmful effects of the TP drug. None was found. The case finally went to court. There were three hearings. Podbielski appeared for them without a lawyer. He defended himself. He was defended by the people he helped. Are there powers to treat people? - Podbielski is asked by the judge. There aren't," the man replies, "I'm just a veterinarian. But, asks the court, what am I supposed to do when even doctors, professors refer people to me? He gave the court a list with the names of professors of medicine, but also a list of institutions that he had been knocking for them to take care of his medicine, no one seriously took care of him. This was certainly not an easy case for the court. Podbielski was acquitted. The Provincial Court in Zielona Gora, in justifying its February 1968 verdict, stated, among other things: "In discontinuing the proceedings, the Court of First Instance was guided, among other things, by the fact that the defendant acted disinterestedly, not demanding payment for the medicines he used, that he was guided by humanitarian motives, believing that the medicines he used brought people relief, for which he had evidence in the form of numerous letters of thanks from the sick.

The prosecutor's review incorrectly attaches great importance to the study on file..., prepared by Prof. Dr. Med. Jasinski, which is unable to categorically pronounce that the trace elements used by the accused, in the form of cobalt and other trace elements, have a detrimental effect on human health.

Such a statement cannot be based on a team opinion..., for it is clear from the annotation under this opinion that the issue of the use of micronutrients and their effects on tumor growth is open, and that there is a basis for scientific examination of veterinarian Podbielski's hypotheses.
If, in this situation, the micronutrients applied to the sick gave them relief (vide the testimony of witnesses) and the numerous letters of thanks and even prescriptions issued by doctors to sick people for the specifics produced by the accused Podbielski, and if the treatment of these patients was supported by experiments used on animals, then it is difficult to assume that such a degree of social danger is contained in the actions of the accused as to require the victimization of the accused ....
The property of a person who is ill, as is well known, and in addition to that of cancer, is to defend his health by whatever means are available to him ..."

This court case, which ended in acquittal, did not interrupt the doctor's activities for a moment. People continue to come, he dispenses his medicine to them, they leave, write letters, and report their condition. Many of these people were under the control of the Oncology Institute in Gliwice. Many of them were simply forced by Dr. Podbielski to have regular medical checks. Drinking the TP solution was one thing, and constant contact with a specialized facility was an obligation. In this way, the doctor forced several patients to revisit the Institute in Gliwice, from which they had at one time been discharged. There, in turn, since these were very difficult cases, they were surprised that these women were still alive. In turn, they told of the fact that they were simply drinking Podbielski's drug and were therefore alive. The Institute took an interest in Podbielski. In 1957, he received a letter signed by the director of the Institute, Dr. J. S.: "I have learned that you are treating some of our cancer patients. In this connection, I would be grateful to you for communicating with me on the application of treatment methods." He went. He took with him the results of his tests and observations.

- Doctor," he was answered. - Please do not convince us. We are already convinced by the example of our former patients. It was an encouraging and promising visit. Dr. Podbielski hoped that this time the case for his drug would finally move from a dead end. He left a bottle of the drug at the institute so that they could conduct the appropriate research. He was promised that such studies would be conducted.

Six months have passed. Dr. Podbielski again received a letter from Gliwice. This time it was signed by Doc. Dr. med. H. G. Head of the Department of Cancer Radiology at the Institute of Oncology: I apologize that I am writing only now regarding the project of experimental research with microelements. However, only yesterday I had a conversation with Professor Konopacki of the Silesian University of Technology, who promised me that in the next few months the Silesian University of Technology will provide us with cobalt, copper and iron salts in very pure form. I hope that at that time, which is probably later this year, we would set up some experiments, about which I will notify the doctor by separate letter and ask for his comments." At that, the correspondence stopped. There were no experiments. Similarly, as in the case of the Endocrinology Clinic of the Academy in Lodz, where experiments were announced by Associate Professor R. These were only promises. Wasn't there enough patience, time and I don't know what else?

But Podbielski's specifics were used in a small oncological hospital for hopeless cases of cancer in Wyrozby near Sokolow Podlaski. In December 1966, Dr. K. from this hospital wrote in a letter to Tadeusz Podbielski, among other things: "One of the most important issues e treatment still unsolved is the question of cancer. The means and treatments available to medicine in these cases are inadequate and unreliable, and often even impossible to use. Therefore, there must be no concession in the search for rescue for the unfortunate mastered by this disease. Therefore, any observations on the effects of what or what means or treatments on the bodies affected by cancer should be readily caught and made known to the general medical community. With this thought in mind, taking advantage of the benefit of Dr. Tadeusz Podbielski, who presented me with remedies of his idea, I decided to use them for my cancer patients who are in a hopeless state. Since I have only had the mentioned preparations for a month under study, I can't say anything certain yet: however, in 2 cases of cancer patients after stomach surgery and tumor in the brain, improvement was marked. On the other hand, in two cases of gastric ulceration in patients with 15 years of suffering, I found excellent improvement, bordering on recovery, and this in a very short time of about 3 weeks. I will continue my research with the help of the medicines of Dr. Podbielski."
But this research and experimentation in a small hospital, by its very nature, could not open the way for TP. The procedure involved in introducing a new drug is extremely arduous and long. In order to overcome it, Podbielski himself would have to be some big company: a scientific research institute with the right program and finances, or a pharmaceutical company. Meanwhile, he is simply just a doctor of veterinary sciences (he defended his doctoral thesis in 1971) and only a person, not an institution....

Bronislaw Slomka

The mystery of Dr. P.

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