The world is still mourning Steve Jobs after he died from pancreatic cancer on Oct. 5. However, as family and friends are left in shock, one man, Ramzi Amri of Harvard Medical School, believes Jobs probably ended up killing himself by seeking alternative remedies before starting conventional treatment. Amri certainly isn’t going to win any friends in the alternative medicine world now.
Writing specifically about Jobs in a post on Quora, Amri wrote:
Let me cut to the chase: Mr. Jobs allegedly chose to undergo all sorts of alternative treatment options before opting for conventional medicine. Given the circumstances, it seems sound to assume that Mr. Jobs’ choice for alternative medicine has eventually led to an unnecessarily early death… We saw the tumor slowly draining the life out him. It was a horrible thing to see him lose weight and slowly turn into a skin and bones form of himself.
When asked later about why he had written what he did, Amri stated:
I wrote that on a PERSONAL title, and it’s my PERSONAL opinion. I do not pretend to know anything about the case on a personal level, and I never participated in the care of Mr. Jobs. I base all my cancer figures on my own research or sources from biomedical research known to me… I have done 1.5 years of research on the type of tumor that affected Steve Jobs and have some strong opinions on his case.
Sadly, it is very possible that Steve Jobs’ desire to seek alternative remedies did contribute or cause his death. No matter what the real reason was, his family and friends are still devastated. Jobs was an amazing man and will forever be remembered as one of the titans of technology.
What do you think about what Ramzi Amri said?