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"If what I've been saying is correct - and I'm pretty sure now that I'm correct - if you can alter even a little the very, very advanced cancer patients, then all logic suggests that you should be able to alter the very early stages of the illness. And of course, the earliest stage of the illness is before the person has cancer at all. I'm pretty convinced that if people maintained a reasonable - I don't mean astronomic - intake [of vitamin C], that we would see a diminished incidence of cancer."

Dr. Ewan Cameron, Prevention, July 1979

Ewan Cameron Papers, 1935-1997

Ewan Cameron. Outside of Vale of Leven Hospital. Photographer unknown, color print, negative not available.
Article: "Vitamin C and Cancer: An Interview with Dr. Ewan Cameron". Prevention, July 1979.
Ewan Cameron's unpublished manuscript of The AIDS Disaster, August 1988.
Ewan Cameron, Ava Helen Pauling and Linus Pauling, outside of Glasgow Airport, October 1976.
Cancer and vitamin C: a discussion of the nature, causes, prevention, and treatment of cancer with special reference to the value of vitamin C. Ewan Cameron and Linus Pauling. Menlo Park,
				California: Linus Pauling Institute of Science and Medicine; distribution by Norton, 1979.

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MSS Cameron

Ewan Cameron (1922-1991), was a physician and researcher who, for many years, collaborated closely with Linus Pauling in studying the potential benefits of treating cancer with megadoses of vitamin C. His papers contain many of the personal and official letters, research notes, manuscripts, and scientific offprints that he and his estate accumulated over the years 1959-1994, with the bulk dating to his time of affiliation with the Linus Pauling Institute of Science and Medicine, 1971-1991.


Vitamin C and Cancer: A Personal Perspective
by Ewan Cameron. September 29-30, 1984. 8 pages.

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57 linear feet; 128 boxes


The Cameron Papers are arranged into thirteen series. Each series is organized either chronologically, alphabetically or by subject, as appropriate.

Related Papers

Ewan Cameron and Linus Pauling's lengthy collaboration is documented in many locations throughout the Ava Helen and Linus Pauling Papers. Researchers are particularly advised to note the Pauling-Cameron correspondence files contained in Correspondence boxes 58-61, the Linus Pauling Institute of Science and Medicine records held in Correspondence boxes 223-277, and the large volume of material related to the book Cancer and Vitamin C and the unpublished AIDS Disaster manuscript in the Manuscripts and Typescripts of Books series, boxes 14.001-14.010 and box 18.001.

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