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New York Post "Guy Brewer, fought for Laetrile"

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09640.218 Author/Creator: New York Post Place Written: New York, New York Type: Newspaper clipping Date: 2 November 1978 Pagination: 2 p. ; 37 x 32.9 cm.

Summary of Content: One obituary entitled, "Guy Brewer, fought for Laetrile," dated November 2 , 1978. Honors the passing of Guy R. Brewer, a politician who served on the New York State Assembly. The article describes his work to attempt to pass a "controversial anti-cancer product," known as laetrile, after he was diagonosed with cancer.

Background Information: Guy Brewer was the first black politician elected to represent Queens in the legislature.

People: Brewer, Guy, 1904-1978

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: African American HistoryAfrican Americans in GovernmentCancerDrugsHealth and MedicalLegislationPoliticians

Sub Era: The Seventies

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