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Dr. Schatz gets second gold medal from France
FAIR LAWN - Dr. Albert Schatz, a professor at Temple University and a resident of this community, has been awarded a gold medal, the Prix Paraselse d'Or, by the Institute of Biological Humanism in Paris. This award was given to Dr. Schatz in recognition of his outstanding scientific and humanitarian contributions.
Dr. Schatz is internationally known for his research on cancer, multiple sclerosis, food production, and many other important problems concerned with human health.
He was part of a research team that developed a new method of treating cancer which is now known as the "minimum useful dose." This method of treatment employs doses of. chemotherapeutic agents and radiation that are so low that they do not attach tumor cells directly. Instead, they stimulate the normal immune reaction of the patient's body. The "minimum useful dose" is therefore a new form of immunotherapy even though it employs radiation and chemotherapeutic agents.
Last year, Dr. Schatz was decorated by the Government of France which awarded him a gold medal, the Grand Prix Humanitaire de France, for his scientific contributions to humanity.
He has also been named a Humanitarian Extraordinaire by the American Academy of Holistic Pioneers for his unselfish devotion to scientific research, the discovery of streptomycin, and his many other contributions.
Dr. Schatz has received honorary degrees and titles including Doctor Honoris Causa, from five universities. He is an honorary member of scientific, medical, and dental societies in Europe, Latin America, and the United States.
Dr. Schatz' recent research is concerned with what are called "paradoxical effects." These are peculiar toxic effects of drugs, pollutant chemicals, cancer-causing substances in our environment, food additives, and radiation.
These effects are called "paradoxical" because exposure to low doses of the substances may be more harmful than exposure to high doses.