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Laetril

Laetril also known as Amygdalin is the Drug that Edgar Jacobi aka Moloch, was using to treat his cancer. Rorschach, searching Moloch's place, finds it, Moloch begs him not to confiscate it saying that he does not have "...the kind of cancer you eventually get better from..." .

Brief History

Amygdalin

This is a bottle of "Laetrile" (Amygdalin) as the one Moloch had.

It was first isolated in 1830. In 1845 it was used as a cancer treatment in Russia, and in the 1920s in the United States, but it was considered too poisonous. In the 1950s, a purportedly non-toxic, synthetic form was patented for use as a meat preservative, and later marketed as laetrile for cancer treatment.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration prohibited the interstate shipment of amygdalin and laetrile in 1977.Thereafter, 27 U.S. states legalized the use of amygdalin within those states.

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