Ryke Geerd Hamer

1935 - 2017

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Ryke Geerd Hamer (17 May 1935 – 2 July 2017) was a German former physician and the originator of Germanic New Medicine (GNM), also formerly known as German New Medicine and New Medicine, a system of pseudo-medicine that purports to be able to cure cancer. The Swiss Cancer League described Hamer's approach as "dangerous, especially as it lulls the patients into a false sense of security, so that they are deprived of other effective treatments." Hamer held a licence to practice medicine from 1963 until 1986, when it was revoked for malpractice. His system came to public attention in 1995, when the parents of a child suffering from cancer refused medical treatment (chemical therapy or chemotherapy) in favour of Hamer's methods. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ryke Geerd Hamer has received more than 615,755 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia. Ryke Geerd Hamer is the 116th most popular physician, the 765th most popular biography from Germany and the 13th most popular German Physician.

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Among physicians, Ryke Geerd Hamer ranks 116 out of 726Before him are Ulf von Euler, Jonas Salk, Andrew Schally, Arvid Carlsson, Friedrich Miescher, and Niels Kaj Jerne. After him are Santorio Santorio, Erasistratus, Francis Peyton Rous, Franz Joseph Gall, Richard von Krafft-Ebing, and John Eccles.

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Among people born in 1935, Ryke Geerd Hamer ranks 38Before him are Mylène Demongeot, Mercedes Sosa, Bibi Andersson, Seiji Ozawa, Miroslav Blažević, and Adnan Khashoggi. After him are Danilo Kiš, Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah, Jerry Lee Lewis, Giya Kancheli, Jim Peebles, and Artur Rasizade. Among people deceased in 2017, Ryke Geerd Hamer ranks 45Before him are Jean Rochefort, Adnan Khashoggi, Liu Xiaobo, Malcolm Young, Powers Boothe, and George A. Romero. After him are Harry Dean Stanton, Kenneth Arrow, Oliver Smithies, Jonathan Demme, Yevgeny Yevtushenko, and Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Ryke Geerd Hamer ranks 765 out of 7,253Before him are Hugo Boss (1885), Fritz Perls (1893), Juliana Maria of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1729), Charles William Ferdinand, Duke of Brunswick (1735), Joachim Frank (1940), and Karl Harrer (1890). After him are Matilda of Ringelheim (894), Hermann Weyl (1885), Markus Wolf (1923), Ralf Dahrendorf (1929), Constantin Fehrenbach (1852), and Juana Bormann (1893).

Among PHYSICIANS In Germany

Among physicians born in Germany, Ryke Geerd Hamer ranks 13Before him are Otto Heinrich Warburg (1883), Otto Fritz Meyerhof (1884), Gerhard Domagk (1895), Otto Loewi (1873), Theodor Morell (1886), and Werner Forssmann (1904). After him are Franz Joseph Gall (1758), Richard von Krafft-Ebing (1840), Johannes Peter Müller (1801), Herta Oberheuser (1911), Theodor Billroth (1829), and Johann Joachim Becher (1635).