OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
SEMMELWEIS SOCIETY INTERNATIONAL
80 12th STREET, SUITE #307
WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA 26003
“Supporting Fair and Proper Due Process in Medical Peer Review without Compromising
Medical Ethics or Patient Care”
"Semmelweis Society International does not present the Clean Hands Award lightly. In Dr. Duesberg's case, it is hard to imagine anyone more deserving than Professor Peter Duesberg and investigative reporter Celia Farber.
These two have withstood a vicious and ongoing multiyear multicontinent personal onslaught against their livelihoods, their character, and their families that is unparalleled since the Spanish Inquisition."
The simple facts are that nobody has ever been cured of AIDS. No Vaccine has ever been developed. Something is wrong here.
Dr. Duesberg has an idea, a contrarian idea; to be sure, it is an idea, nothing more, but nothing less.
Celia Farber's "crime" is to have reported this contrarian idea, into a First Amendment Free Speech Protected Society, or so we all thought.
We pray that our elected officials will not succumb to the hostility and pressures that the AIDS/Pharma industry will use to discredit and further silence this most vital debate.
We at Semmelweis are proud of our decision to present Dr. Peter Duesberg and Celia Farber with our highest honor and wish them both all the best as they continue to find concrete answers to this elusive and misunderstood disease.
Roland F. Chalifoux Jr., DO
President, Semmelweis Society International
June 1, 2008