On May 13, 2008, Semmelweis Society International (SSI) presented the Semmelweis “Clean Hands” Award to Peter Duesberg and Celia Farber. (Click on the images at right, and click here to read a press release about the awards.)
Clark Baker, a private investigator and retired LAPD officer, was hired by the SSI to investigate Duesberg and Farber, after members of SSI received political retaliation for giving the awards. As Baker describes in his report,
"In the spirit of freedom and science, SSI commissioned this report to respond to questions and arguments regarding Professor Duesberg’s unanswered questions of Dr. Gallo’s 1984 HIV hypothesis. As an independent investigator who could not be influenced by the threats or attacks made against vulnerable SSI members and others; and as someone who had never heard of Duesberg, Gallo, Farber, or AIDS Denialism before May 2008, SSI believed that this investigator had the unbiased and proven investigative experience necessary to examine both sides of the controversy. For his efforts, this investigator was not compensated."
Baker's complete report, "Gallo's Egg", vindicating Duesberg and Farber can be read in its entirety here. Baker concludes, "Based upon the evidence contained in this report, this investigator must agree with hundreds of reputable scientists and doctors who remain unconvinced that Dr. Gallo’s retrovirus is real or has anything to do with the disease called AIDS.... As I looked at the evidence against Duesberg and Farber, I found evidence of prevarication, subterfuge, libel, and criminal behavior on the Gallo side against that PNAS-published science of Duesberg’s side."
Also, stay tuned to Robert Scott Bell's podcast for an upcoming interview with Duesberg and Farber this Sunday, August 3.