If you were a patient who
wanted to have IPT treatments
from the most experienced IPT doctor in the world, before November 2000 you should have gone
to see Donato Perez Garcia y Bellón, MD.
If you were a doctor who wanted to learn to practice IPT, study its history,
and understand its application to the widest variety of diseases,
you should have spent time with him in Mexico City, or invited him to your location.
Dr. Perez Garcia y Bellon 2 had more experience with IPT than any doctor in
history. He practiced IPT since 1956 -- 44 years, even longer than the 43 years his father, Dr. Perez Garcia 1, practiced IPT. Thus he represented 87 doctor-years of
IPT experience. He personally taught IPT to three
other IPT doctors: his son Dr. Perez Garcia 3
SGA, both practicing today, and the
late Jean-Claude Paquette. He used
IPT to treat more different diseases than any other living practitioner,
and perhaps more than any other doctor in history.
Dr. SGA documented Dr.
Perez's practice of IPT as it existed in 1975 in a wonderful
Truly, Dr. Perez Garcia y Bellon 2 was the IPT master, the IPT
source, the IPT time machine. He carried IPT from its
founding into the 21st century. Without him, the work of his father, Dr. Perez Garcia 1, would
forgotten in the flow of time, lost in history. Without him, IPT would be
just dusty echoes in yellowing, forgotten journals and newspapers.
Instead, because of m's life, his learning from his father, his persistence
in communicating about IPT, and his training of other doctors, IPT is alive and
healthy today, with more than 120 IPT practitioners (Nov 2003), and more being
Dr. Perez Garcia y Bellon 2 was born November 18, 1930, just two years after his
father, Dr. Perez Garcia 1, first used IPT for patients. Having lived
around IPT and heard about IPT all his life, it was natural for him to
become a doctor and practice IPT. He joined his father's practice in 1956, shortly
his medical diploma in 1955. They worked closely together for
fifteen years until Dr. Perez Garcia 1 died in 1971. Dr. Perez Garcia y Bellon 2
alone for the next 12 years, until 1983, when his own son, Dr. Perez Garcia 3,
joined him in the family practice for 5 years. He continued to
practice alone from 1988 until his death on November 23, 2000.
Much as his father did, Dr. Perez Garcia y Bellon 2
traveled extensively, and
communicated with people in numerous countries, including the US and
Canada, hoping to get doctors and patients to try IPT and discover its benefits
compared with standard treatments. Like his father, and for a
while with him, he did clinical and laboratory research on IPT, studying
IPT effects on Na+ and K+ ions and pH in urine and blood, and surface
tension and carbon dioxide in the blood.
He co-published several scientific papers
about IPT, jointly obtained US and Canadian patents for IPT, and held corporate offices in Sana Medical Institute and
Medical Renaissance Foundation.
At the time of his death at age 70, his memories, his stories, his
knowledge, were a unique treasure. It was my great hope that his knowledge
and skills would be learned and documented by doctors and medical
researchers. And it was also my hope that he would write the
early history of IPT, as he planned. He was the one living person best qualified to
do this. (I have a short memoir manuscript by him in my files,
which will be scanned and translated soon.) Sadly, none of this
came to pass, and time ran out.
Dr. Perez Garcia y Bellon 2 enjoyed his life fully until the
end. He remarried, and had a second family with two young children.
Dr. Perez Garcia y Bellon 2 died before the world could debrief him of his encyclopedia of
IPT knowledge, ideas, and experiences. This is an enormous loss for
humanity. In the big picture, the life of this one man on his 70th
birthday was a very thin thread. And on November 23, 2000, it
From IPTQ before he died:
If you are going to honor Dr. Perez Garcia y Bellon 2, honor him now.
If you are going to learn from him,
learn from him now.
If you want to record his knowledge and stories, record them
If you want him to treat you with IPT, go to see him now.
Now all we can do is sift through the records that remain, and hope
that clever researchers will be able to reconstruct and rediscover the
treasures of medical knowledge that were lost.
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A very high priority, I believed, should
put on bringing Donato Perez Garcia y Bellon MD officially and
permanently to the United States. His IPT skills and knowledge were
priceless, unique, and irreplaceable. They could have been put to best use
here. A faculty position at a teaching hospital would have been ideal, so
he could have worked with medical students and other doctors, so he
could have been a
consultant for many medical and pharmacological researchers and
entrepreneurs, and so he could have treated many patients, for the remainder of his
career. The ideal situation would have been for him to work side by side
with his son, Dr. Perez Garcia y Bellon 2, in the San Francisco Bay Area, at the medical
center of Stanford or UCSF, or both. I would have liked to see this
happen, for the sake of all humanity.
And now we must carry on without him.