Respected Medical Professionals Launch Petition Demanding New Investigation into the Events of 9/11
February 24, 2009 – An alliance of doctors, dentists, nurses, therapists,
researchers, and other medical professionals today announced the formation of
Medical Professionals for 9/11 Truth and its petition calling for a new investigation
into the events of 9/11. The group’s website is at http://MP911Truth.org.
“As medical professionals, we are dedicated to the service of humanity; to
alleviating suffering, to improving health, preventing disease, and to preserving
life,” said co-founder Jonathan Weisbuch, MD, MPH. “We are horrified by the
terrorist acts of 9/11 and the senseless suffering and loss of life resulting
“However,” he continued, “as medical professionals, we are trained in science
and logical reasoning. We are appalled by the lack of scientific rigor and the
substantial omissions and blatant distortions in the official account of 9/11
as embodied in the 9/11 Commission Report and related government documents.”
Dr. Weisbuch is a prominent public health physician and administrator and
previously served as the Chief Health Officer for the States of Wyoming and
North Dakota, as well as Los Angeles County, CA, and Maricopa County, AZ (Phoenix,
Co-founder Barry Komisaruk, PhD, added, “The official account of the events
of 9/11 is so riddled with contradiction and implausibility that an objective
re-examination is necessary to set the record straight. We need to know who
was really behind the events and bring them to justice to prevent them from
striking again. We can no longer afford to allow our government to use deadly
force in our name based on falsified information.”
Dr. Komisaruk serves as Rutgers University Board of Governors Distinguished
Service Professor of Psychology and Associate Dean of the Graduate School. He
is also Adjunct Professor, Department of Radiology, New Jersey College of Medicine.
Numerous prominent doctors, dentists, nurses, therapists, researchers, and
other medical professionals have signed the group’s petition, including:
-Mary Ellen Bradshaw, MD — Past President, American Association of Public
Health Physicians and Former Chief, Bureau of School Health Services, Department
of Public Health, Washington, DC.
-John W. Travis, MD, MPH — Physician and author. A leading figure in the
-Joanna Santa Barbara, MB BS, FRANZCP, FRCP(C) — Past President, Physicians
for Global Survival, the Canadian affiliate of International Physicians for
the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW), which as an organization received the
Nobel Peace Prize in 1985.
-Michael D. Knox, PhD — Distinguished Professor of Medicine, University of
South Florida. Recipient of the 2007 Anthony J. Marsella Prize for the Psychology
of Peace and Social Justice at the 115th Annual Meeting of the American Psychological
Association, an award presented annually by Psychologists for Social Responsibility,
recognizing him for more than four
decades of outstanding contributions to peace and humanitarian assistance.
-Meridale Dewar, MD, CCFP, FCFP — Past President, Physicians for Global Survival,
the Canadian affiliate of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear
War (IPPNW), which as an organization received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1985.
-Carlos Vassaux, MD — Former cardiovascular researcher, Harvard Medical School.
Former Fellow, Lown Cardiovascular Research Foundation. Founder and Past President
of the Guatemalan affiliate of International Physicians for the Prevention of
Nuclear War (IPPNW), which as an organization received the Nobel Peace Prize
Medical Professionals for 9/11 Truth invites all medical professionals to
join and sign its petition calling for a new investigation of the events of
9/11. More information can be found on the group’s website at http://MP911Truth.org