On February 10, 1987, Alfredo Bowman a.k.a Dr Sebi was arrested for practising medicine without a license after he put adverts in newspapers saying he could cure AIDS. He was also charged with selling products not approved by the FDA
The court alleged that Dr Sebi was incapable of backing his medical claims due to insufficient research and testing and because he never verified illnesses before treating them, something Dr Sebi said he did not need to do
Dr Sebi was taken to a civil case first where he was charged with illegal and fraudulent practices and consumer fraud. He requested to reach a resolution with the court to avoid the financial burden of legal proceedings
In the criminal trial, Dr Sebi, charged with practising medicine without a licence was required to produce documentation proving he had cured people with various serious diseases. In the end, the witness list skyrocketed from 9 to over 70 testimonies
Here is an excerpt of some of the court proceedings:

Dr Sebi: There’s no such thing as a germ or virus or bacteria

Judge: What did you say, Dr Sebi?
Dr Sebi: There is no such thing as a germ or virus or bacteria

Judge: Then what is it?
Dr. Sebi: Ma’am, it is a microbe that is generated in the body, when erosion begins

Judge: Explain that

Dr Sebi: Very simple. If I take a very healthy human being, lay him on this table and not move them for a month. When I raise them, What are they gonna have on their back?
Judge: A bedsore

Dr Sebi: and inside that bedsore, there would be some little worms isn’t it? Sure but where did the worms come from? Where were they birthed?

Judge: From the man himself.

Dr Sebi: Ahh but why bedsore?
Judge: You didn’t move that person.

Dr Sebi: That part of him was lacking oxygen. You never see bedsore on top of a person, you see them in the bottom. The Deprivation of Oxygen Causes all disease
Dr Sebi: And Your Honor. If I take a potato, place it inside an oxygen-free vessel.. 14 days later, you begin to see a breakdown and then you see little worms coming out of the potato. Where did the worms come from? From across the street and invaded your potato?
Dr Sebi: Now we go internal. When those cells seize to receive oxygen, they break down.. and depending on where that erosion is taking place; the name of a disease you will have. If the erosion is in the nostrils it’s sinusitis, if it’s in the bronchial tubes it’s bronchitis...
Dr Sebi: ...if it’s in the lungs it’s pneumonia. A bacteria, a germ or a virus simply does not exist. It is a manifestation that is caused by erosion, but the erosion is caused by mucus and the mucus came from the (acidic) food that you eat
After the trial, Dr Sebi was ordered to write retractions to all advertised claims of curing, treating and healing, refund all new and existing claimants and cease advertising, publicizing and distributing materials making claims of his products being medicine
Confusion arises when one wants to understand if Dr Sebi won or lost the criminal case. This is because he was charged with practising medicine, i.e Western medicine without a licence, something he had never claimed to do
Thus, both sides of the fence claim to have "won" the case, but there was no winner or loser as the two teams were effectively playing different sports on the same field
Curiously, the court never attempted to prove whether Dr Sebi could heal AIDS and various other serious diseases he said he could. He was just ordered to be clear that he was not a doctor in the Western medicine sense, and that his products were accordingly not Western science
I wrote an article on what Western medicine is and how it came about. History explains why they could not find Dr Sebi guilty, and why they did not try to disprove his claims but instead resorted to "if Western medicine can't do it, then it can't be done"
Check out the history of Western Medicine and more on my Patreon page here patreon.com/posts/48736707

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