Abram Hoffer (November 11, 1917 – May 27, 2009), was a Canadian psychiatrist known for his work with nutrition, schizophrenia, and cancer. He is considered to be the father of Orthomolecular Medicine.
Orthomolecular medicine describes the practice of preventing and treating disease by providing the body with optimal amounts of substances which are natural to the body.
Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) founder Dr. Jeffrey Bland interviewed Dr. Abram Hoffer shortly before Hoffer's death in May 2009. Hoffer was receiving IFM's Linus Pauling Functional Medicine Award for his lifetime achievements in the fields of orthomolecular medicine, functional medicine, and psychiatry.
Video from Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM)
For more information about Abram Hoffer, visit the Orthomolecular.org web site.