Treatment of Children with the Detoxification Method Developed by Hubbard. Presentation at the 123rd Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association (1995).However, if one actually looks at the paper, one finds a significantly different citation:
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So not only was this paper not peer reviewed (no one at APHA laid eyes on it), it wasn't even published! At least not by APHA, as the caption claims.
Once again, Narconon proves themselves to be liars and frauds.The paper also happens to be a piece of garbage, as skillfully pointed out by Mike O'Connor here.
The paper gives no citation for the "Hubbard method". But another document on the same web site sheds light on the matter. This is a report to FASE, another Scientology front group, from a bunch of Scientology-affiliated doctors who did a study of the "Hubbard method" of detoxification. (Gene Denk was at one point Hubbard's personal physician.) Where does this "Hubbard method" come from? Well, let's look at the reference they cite for it, which appears in the bibliography on p.12 of the paper:
Hubbard, L. Ron.: The Technical Bulletins - Volume 12. Los Angeles. Bridge Publications, Inc. 1980. pp. 163-181This is deliberately obscure and misleading. What are "The Technical Bulletins"? Surprise: the full name of this volume is "The Technical Bulletins of Dianetics and Scientology". So Megan Shields and her colleagues were testing a "method" that was taken directly from Scientology's core body of sacred scripture! Here is the first page of the material cited:
HUBBARD COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE Saint Hill Manor, East Grinstead, Sussex HCO BULLETIN OF 6 FEBRUARY 1978RA Remimeo REVISED 16 MARCH 1978 RE-REVISED 4 DECEMBER 1979 (Cancels: HCOB 6 Feb 78R-1 Addition of 16 Mar 78, "LSD and the Sweat Program -- Addition"; HCOB 30 Apr 78, "The Sweat Program Further Data." Re-revises and re-titles the original bulletin of this date, "LSD and the Sweat Program.") (Revisions not printed in a different type style) THE PURIFICATION RUNDOWN REPLACES THE SWEAT PROGRAM Refs: HCOB 5 Nov 74 DRUGS, MORE ABOUT HCOB 31 May 77 LSD HCOB 25 Oct 71 DRUG DRYING OUT HCOB 2 Jun 71 Study Series 2 Issue I CONFRONTING (This issue has been revised to incorporate data from recent research into the progress of cases in view of the current environmental and drug scene, and to give the full steps of the new Purification Rundown.) (The Purification Rundown does not supplant technology developed and in use especially in Narconon for persons currently on drugs and apt to experience withdrawal symptoms when taken off of them. The rundown would be begun only after such technology was applied.) (While it is being published now as a holding action until the Purification Rundown is issued as an individual package, this issue does contain the rundown as it has been piloted.) (We are not concerned with handling bodies with the Purification Rundown. Our concern is freeing the individual up spiritually, The only dosages recommended are those classified as food. There are no medical recommendations or claims for it. The only claim is future spiritual improvement.) (This data is released as a record of researches and results noted. It cannot be construed as a recommendation of medical treatment or medication and it is undertaken or delivered by anyone on his own responsibility. I receive no percentage of fees for administering this rundown and my development of it is a contribution and gift to my friends.) Glossary: Any words you find in this HCOB which you do not understand can be found in a normal dictionary or in the Dianetics and Scientology Technical Dictionary or are explained in the following text. The planet has hit a barrier that prevents widespread clearing -- drugs and biochemical substances. These can put beings in a condition that can prevent case gain. That's the situation today. 163
"Niacin's biochemical reaction is my private, personal discovery. In the middle of the 1950s, I was doing work on radiation and I worked out that it must be niacin that operated on radiation. I was recently told by a doctor that Dianazene formula of that time is remarkably workable today."
"In 1973 someone got a Nobel Prize for curing insanity with niacin, but it was fairly marked that he didn't know the facts of what was actually happening because it was then promptly abandoned as people found that prolonged quantities of niacin "gave very bad side effects."
This garbage is what Narconon's so-called "scientific research" is based on. Hubbard's book Clear Body, Clear Mind, which offers a secular version of the Purif, came out a little bit later, but it is based on this bit of Scientology religious scripture.
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