Jean-Claude Paquette, who died in
1995, was a doctor in Ferme-Neuve, a town in rural Quebec, Canada. To our knowledge, he was the only
doctor until now, besides the Drs. Perez Garcia, who has successfully applied the
technique of IPT on a regular basis for many years in his practice. This is an important
fact, not because there is only one such doctor, but because it shows clearly that IPT
knowledge and skills and successes are transportable to doctors and patients
outside of Mexico.
Dr. Paquette met
Dr. Perez Garcia y Bellon 2 in 1976, one year after Dr. SGA met him. He studied
with Dr. Perez Garcia y Bellon 2 in Mexico City, and then tried IPT in his rural Canadian
practice. It worked, and very successfully. In many cases,
spectacularly. He went on to use IPT
for his patients for more than a decade.
Although his father, Dr. Albiny Paquette, had been Minister of Health of Quebec,
and although he obtained wonderful, often astounding results with his patients, Dr.
Paquette had a harder time communicating these successes to his fellow
doctors. They were apparently jealous or suspicious, or at least
they did not understand, and they made things very difficult for him. He set up a clinic in Haiti, where he could practice IPT without
sanctions, and ran it from 1978 to 1981. But he missed Quebec and returned. The local medical
society, through a court battle that went all the way to the Supreme Court, took away his license
to practice medicine, a devastating blow for
someone who just wanted to help his patients. "Medicine is
my only profession, my vocation; I have invested in it my whole life."
Could a better lawyer have given this story a happier ending?
In 1994 Dr. Paquette finished a book in French about his IPT knowledge and
experience -- Médecine de l'Espoir (Medicine
of Hope), and was preparing it for publication in 1995 when he died.
The book was printed, and is only now being released. From a single
photocopy, given to me by Drs. Perez Garcia 2 and 3, I scanned his delightful
book into my computer, and am publishing it here on IPTQ.com
the original French, and in English
translation (thanks to the great efforts of volunteer translator Aimé Ricci, who also proofread the French version). This book has many wonderful
anecdotes, and explains the IPT technique very clearly, in general terms. By publishing Dr.
Paquette's book here, it is my intention to fulfill one of his most earnest dreams.
For the first time, this very special, eloquent book is now available to a
worldwide audience. Readers of English or French are in for a real
Read the book in English.
Read the book in French.
In his book, Dr. Paquette claimed that he had perfected the IPT
technique of the Drs. Perez Garcia. It is not clear what he meant by
"perfected". Perhaps it meant that he had perfected his own
practice of it, in the way that each person must perfect bicycle riding for
himself. Perhaps he found a modification of dose and timing that worked
better for him. And we do know that he was always searching for better
medicines to use with the technique. I do not at present have records of exactly what improvements he
might have made. Perhaps they will become clear if, through his family,
IPT researchers can gain access to his patient files. (We have learned
that these files still exist, thanks to the efforts of his son Louis
Paquette.) As described in his book, the technique sounds
identical to that used by the doctors in Mexico. What is clear, though, is
that he used IPT with marvelous results for many patients.
Unfortunately, Dr. Paquette did not leave behind the one most
valuable death-defying and time-transcending resource of all... a student.
We are left with the task of piecing together his innovations from the records
that remain. We should be grateful that three generations of Drs. Donato Perez
Garcia have kept IPT a living art.
In 1995, Dr. Paquette died in his sleep of an aorta aneurysm.
Dr. SGA has written, in an unpublished
article: "If ever there was a man who had died
of a broken heart, Dr. Jean-Claude Paquette -- with his beloved medicine and his wonderful
discovery of IPT ripped away from his healing hands -- this was such a man."
of the late Dr. Paquette:
If you were a patient of Dr. Paquette, please contact the webhost of IPTQ. I would love to hear about your
experiences, and so would other readers. With your permission, I
could post them here.
Appel aux Patients de feu le Docteur Paquette :
Si vous avez été un patient du Docteur Jean-Claude Paquette, veuillez avoir la
bonté de contacter l'hôte du site IPTQ.com par e-mail
ou de m'appeler au numéro 650-72xxxx. De même que mes lecteurs, je me ferais un plaisir
d' écouter le récit de vos expériences avec le Docteur Paquette.
votre permission, je les publierais ici.
Dr. Paquette handwrote the following note in the front of the prepublication
copy of his book which he gave to his IPT teacher and friend, Dr. Perez Garcia y Bellon 2:
To my very dear friend Donato who showed me the fabulous medicine of his
Here's a dedication of the pre-issuing edition of my book written with
LOVE for the ones who have enough of being sick.
Unfortunately, it has not yet been translated in Spanish nor in
English. Maybe one day - - - ?
Avec toute mon amitié.