Dean Burk

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(researcher, biochemist)
Interests • Water/Fluoridation
• health
• cancer

Dean Burk was an American biochemist: Dean Burk, 84, Chemist for Cancer Institute. New York Times.</ref> medical researcher, and a cancer researcher at the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute and the National Cancer Institute. In 1934, he developed the Lineweaver–Burk plot together with Hans Lineweaver.[1]


In 1937, Dean became a co-founder of the US National Cancer Institute (NCI), and headed its Cytochemistry department for over three decades.[2]

“In point of fact, fluoride causes more human cancer deaths than any other chemical. When you have power you don’t have to tell the truth. That’s a rule that’s been working in this world for generations. There are a great many people who don’t tell the truth when they are in power in administrative positions. Fluoride amounts to public murder on a grand scale. It is some of the most conclusive scientific and biological evidence that I have come across in my 50 years in the field of cancer research.”
Dean Burk [3]


After retiring from the NCI in 1974, Dean Burk remained active. He devoted himself to his opposition to water fluoridation.[4][5] According to Burk "fluoridation is a form of public mass murder."[6] Dean Burk argued on Dutch television against a water fluoridation proposal which was before the Dutch Parliament in the Netherlands.[6] He was a supporter of laetrile.[7]

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  1. Lineweaver, H; Burk, D. (1934). "The Determination of Enzyme Dissociation Constants". Journal of the American Chemical Society. 56 (3): 658–666. doi:10.1021/ja01318a036.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "CSS")..
  3. YouTube
  4. J Yiamouyiannis, D Burk "Fluoridation and cancer, age-dependence of cancer mortality related to artificial fluoridation" Fluoride 1977.
  5. Consummer Health Articles: FLUORIDATION
  6. a b 619 F. 2d 932 – Yiamouyiannis v. Consumers Union of United States Inc
  7. Burk, D. (1970). Laetrile and Cancer. Science News.