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|John B. Classen||Background:
Dr. Classen received an MD degree from the Univ. of Maryland in 1988, but did not qualify for a medical license until October 3, 1997. (1)
[He didn't appear to be motivated to get a medical license until his no-license status was exposed on an internet discussion group on 10/17/1996.] (2)
Dr. Classen has apparently never practiced medicine. He was apparently employed at the National Institutes for Health from 1988 - 1991 before leaving to form his own private firm - 'Classen Immunotherapies.' Other than the short stint at NIH Dr. Classen provides no other qualifications or experience in health research.
Since 1991 Classen Immuntherapies have yet to market a 'therapy' for anything.
More problematic are possible financial motives Dr. Classen may have. Dr. Classen's own website (as of 5/99) has the following interesting quote:
Issues of Credibility:
RECENT STUDIES THAT REFUTE CLASSEN'S CLAIMS: