HCG History and the Dr. Simeons HCG ProtocolDr. A.T.W. Simeons was born in London, U.K. early in the 20th Century. After the First World War, he attended medical school at the University of Heidelberg, Germany, where he graduated with honors. Following this, he went on to additional training in endocrinology at Swiss and German facilities, eventually taking up a post at a hospital near Dresden.
Eventually, Dr. Simeons developed an interest in tropical diseases. Over the next few years, this interest led him to Africa and eventually to Bombay (Mumbhai), India in 1931. Here he would remain until 1949.
During his years in India, Dr. Simeons studied the effects of malnutrition in expectant mothers as well as the causes and effects of obesity in patients with disorders of the pituitary gland. It was during the course of this research that he came to a startling conclusion about the nature of obesity. In his seminal paper Pounds & Inches: A New Approach to Obesity, Simeons wrote:
- ...obesity in all its many forms is due to an abnormal functioning of some part of the body and that every ounce of abnormally accumulated fat is always the result of the same disorder of certain regulatory mechanisms. Persons suffering from this particular disorder will get fat regardless of whether they eat excessively, normally or less than normal. A person who is free of the disorder will never get fat, even if he frequently overeats. -(1954)