The following news report appeared in The Victorian, a newspaper in Victoria, British Columbia:
“Group of Five Beat Multiple Sclerosis”
A group of five people-all victims of multiple sclerosis-are quietly making medical history here in Victoria. To date, there has been no known medical cure for the crippling disease. Now, new treatment-using simple vitamins-has brought about definite improvement in all five, and one woman’s progress has been described by her doctor as “dramatic.”
[JM] . . . a 42-year-old housewife . . . was in a wheelchair. Now she can walk and even dance. A mother of three and a wife of a retired serviceman, Mrs. [M] has been on the treatment for only six weeks. But Mrs. [M] and the rest of the group are lucky. They have doctors in Victoria willing to give the treatment. Some 13 others in the Greater Victoria area have also found doctors who will help and they are commencing treatment now. But a further 10 MS sufferers are still seeking medical aid-and being turned down. The problem-the treatment is new to doctors and not officially recognized by the medical profession.
“There are only seven or eight doctors here who are going along with this,” says Dale Humpherys, the man who started it all. On November 5, 1975, The Victorian printed the story of Humpherys’ startling recovery from MS. The 48-year-old music teacher . . . was cured of MS following treatment prescribed by Dr. Frederick R. Klenner of Reidsville, North Carolina.
A medical paper by Klenner, outlining the treatment, was made available through The Victorian. MS patients were instructed to take the paper to their doctor if they wished to try it. The result was astounding. Since then, letters have been coming in steadily from all over the world as the story of Humphreys spreads far and wide.
One Toronto man is flying to Victoria around February 1 to meet with Humpherys in a desperate attempt to find someone who will treat him. Humpherys, once almost reconciled to a wheelchair, is now 100 percent fit and even able to do two jobs.
Mrs. [M] gives thanks to her doctor-”I’m one of the lucky ones. I asked him to help me and he read Klenner’s paper. He said: ‘There’s nothing to hurt you here’ and then he agreed we could go ahead,” she says. “I can’t understand those doctors who say ‘no’ to their patients-some of them don’t even give a reason.” ["Group of Five Beat Multiple Sclerosis." The Victorian (January 26, 1976)].