Long time ago in the dark days of a gerrymandered Australian state, there was a State Premier called Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen. Miracles did he promise, and never delivered, such as a steam powered car and a cure for cancer.
The supposed miracle worker was Milan Brych ( Born 11 December 1939), a refugee from Czechoslovakia, who moved to New Zealand in 1968, and he was able to convince then that he was an actual doctor, and then to the Cook Islands 1977 when he was being investigated by the NZ Medical Council.
In 1978 Sir Joh invited Milan Brych to move to Queensland to set up practice, this was headline news at the time, and very controversial. I suspect that if it wasn't for the Deputy Premier Dr Llew Edwards actually being a medical doctor, and being totally opposed to a quack doctor setting up in the state, this would have occurred.
He eventually moved to the US, was arrested for fraud in 1983 and sentenced to 6 years jail. Afterwards he disappeared and seems to have dropped out of sight.
There is a very comprehensive and unfortunately very badly done website here at what used to be called The Milan Brych Underground Website (MBUW). The original domain has expired and it's really hard to navigate, I also don't think it has been updated since 2002, so I guess the design can be excused as it's ten years old and probably done in Microsoft FrontPage (bleh).
He was the subject of two books around that time:-
Milan Brych: the cancer man by Australian journalist Frank Quill (out of print)
Cancer and Milan Brych: Cure or Con? by Michael Guy (1978) available to read online at the MBUW website
The Courier-Mail have a recent summery on the visit of Brych to Queensland and his visit with Sir Joh.
The MBUW also has some pictures of graves of those who didn't survive, the locals call it the Brych Yard
Lots of page views recently due to the Cancerman TV show made in New Zealand.
I still suspect that Milan Brych is in Switzerland.
"very devious person, very
cunning and quite callous to the well-being of society, particularly
when a great deal of money is involved." - Judge David S. Aisenson (describing Milan Brych)