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Resource ID: #15778
Subject: Medical Reporting
Source: San Diego Union-Tribune
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Date: 6/2/99

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Thomas M. Vigil, a homeopathic doctor of highly questionable training and background is luring quadrapelgics and others to his AMBRI clinic to undergo a $10,000 treatment., which purportedly alleviates all sorts of pains and conditions, including spasms from spinal cord injuries. The "medicine" is called "neuralyn" and was revealed to the Yampa, ID doctor in a dream. Patient who went to the ID treatment reports feeling better, but it may have been the uplifting comradie of fellow patients. The reporter estimates Dr. Vigil has earned $8.4 million from the treatment of thousands.

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