Albert Schatz, Ph.D.

Rev. Mary L. Brewster, M.Ed

Albert Schatz, Ph.D.



    1. Honorary degrees
    2. Medals and other awards
    3. Honorary membership
    4. Science
    5. Education
    6. Alternative health care
    7. Massage, Bodywork, and Therapeutic Touch
    8. Spiritual healing


    Doctor Honoris Causa. Universidade Federal do Espirito Santo. Brazil
    Doctor Honoris Causa. Universidad Nacional de San Antonio Abad del Cuzco. Facultad de Agronomía. Peru
    Miembro Academico. Faculty de Quimica y Pharmacia. Universidad de Chile
    Professor Honoraria. Universidad Autonomy de Santo Domingo. Facultad de Ciensias Medicas. Dominican Republic
    Consejero. Universidad de Bogota "Jorge Tadeo Lozano." Colombia


    Rutgers University Medal for the discovery of streptomycin. The citation which accompanied the medal states. "The worldwide impact of this discovery is now part of medical history."
    Temple (University) Retired Professional Associates award for the discovery of streptomycin.
    Society for Industrial Microbiology award for the discovery of streptomycin.
    Selman A. Waksman Honorary Lectureship Award from the Theobald Smith Society, the New Jersey Branch of the American Society for Microbiology.
    Gold Medal, Grand Prix Humanitaire de France
    Gold Medal (Prix Paraselse Medaille d'Or). Institut d'Humanisme Biologique. France.
    Gold Medal (Prix Thorlet Medaille d'Or). Société Academique d'Éducation et d'Encouragement. France
    La Medaille dite "du Sceau des Nautes" de ville de Paris. France
    La Medaile de la ville de Meymac. France
    Faculty Medal from the Universidad Nacional de San Antonio Abad del Cuzco. Peru
    The Selman A. Waksman Honorary Lectureship Award from the Theobald Smith Society, the New Jersey Branch of the American Society for Microbiology. U.S.


    Chilean Society of Diseases of the Thorax and Tuberculosis
    Chilean Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Chilean Society of Pediatrics
    Chilean Society of Urology
    Scientific Society of Chile
    Odontological Society of Concepcion, Chile
    Argentinean Dental Society

    4. SCIENCE

    Albert Schatz did his undergraduate and graduate work in the College of Agriculture at Rutgers University. His undergraduate major was Soil Science. His Ph.D. work was in Soil Microbiology and Biochemistry. As a 23-year-old graduate student, Dr. Schatz discovered the antibiotic Streptomycin which was the first effective means of treating tuberculosis. This disease, also known as consumption and The Great White Plague, has killed more than a billion people during the last two centuries. Frank Ryan, M.D., commented on Schatz's contribution as follows:

    "So, calmly and methodically, Albert Schatz, barely twenty-three years old, now performed an experiment that would ultimately prove one of the most important in the history of medicine. He tested streptomycin against tuberculosis." - from Ryan's book The Forgotten Plague. How the Battle Against Tuberculosis was Won -- and Lost (1993)

    Streptomycin was also the first effective treatment for pneumonic plague which is the most deadly form of bubonic plague, also known as The Black Death; and for tularemia, brucellosis, and other serious infectious diseases.

    Dr. Schatz was awarded honorary degrees and medals, and was named an honorary member of scientific, medical and dental societies in Europe, Latin America and the United States. He received the Selman A. Waksman Honorary Lectureship Award from the Theobald Smith Society, the New Jersey Branch of the American Society for Microbiology. He was awarded t e Rutgers University Medal for the discovery of streptomycin. The citation which accompanied the medal states that The worldwide impact of this discovery is now part of medical history. The Society for Industrial Microbiology also acknowledged him for that contribution.

    Dr. Schatz initiated the research which led to the discovery of Nystatin, an antibiotic which controls fungus and yeast infections. He has also done research with other infectious diseases, cancer, multiple sclerosis, atherosclerosis, the proteolysis-chelation theory of dental caries, fluoridation, the role of chelation in the formation and fertility of soils, and the use of garbage and soil to teach science, spiritual healing, and subtle energy. He was a consultant in Science Education to the Pennsylvania Department of Education and the School District of Philadelphia. He has published three books and more than 675 articles. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Xi.

    Dr. Schatz and his family lived in Chile for three years (1962-1965). During that time, he was a professor at the University of Chile - in the Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy, Faculty of Agronomy, Faculty of Odontology and Faculty of Philosophy and Education. As a member of the Rector's Advisory Staff at the University of Chile, he helped reorganize research and science teaching in that country. In addition, he was associated with projects at the Chilean Ministries of Health, Agronomy and Education; at the University of Conception and Catholic University; and with UNESCO and the Food and Agriculture Organization.

    In November, 1965, the University of Chile awarded him an Honorary Degree for his contributions to that country. He has honorary degrees from four other Latin American colleges and universities.

    Dr. Schatz has been doing research in many areas for more than half a century. His present interests are the social responsibility of science, and the world-wide ecologic damage which now threatens the survival of our species.

    Dr. Schatz has been invited to lecture in the U.S., Canada, England, Germany, Sweden, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, the Soviet Union, Bulgaria, Hungary, Mexico, Columbia, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Cuba, and the Dominican Republic.


    Tenured Professor of Education. Washington University Graduate Institute of Education. 1965-1969. I taught science for undergraduate and graduate students who were education majors. My primary research interest was curriculum development and evaluation for teaching science in public elementary, junior high school, and senior high schools.

    Part-time instructor at Webster College, St. Louis , Missouri. 1965-1969, while I was at Washington University. I taught science for undergraduate and graduate education majors.

    Tenured Professor of Education. Temple University College of Education. 1969-1980. I taught science for undergraduate students who were education majors. My primary research interest was curriculum development and evaluation for teaching science in public elementary schools.

    Member. Temple University College of Education Accreditation Committee when that institution was reevaluated for accreditation by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

    Educational consultant to the Pennsylvania Department of Public Instruction now called the Pennsylvania Department of Education, 1961-1962. Developed the science unit for teaching Microbiology for Elementary School Children in the 4th, 5th and 6th grades. This unit was published as Curriculum Development Series No. 9 by the Pennsylvania Department of Public Instruction in 1963.

    Educational Consultant in Teachers Advisory Center, Philadelphia School System. Participated in the Follow Through program in District 6 (after Head Start was so successful for 3- and 4-year-olds). Follow Through used the Education Development Center (EDC) model in which parents learned to be classroom aids. The staff of the Teachers Advisory Center helped educate parents for that responsibility.

    Public School Teachers Certificate issued by the Board of Education of the State of Missouri to teach Biology, Chemistry and Physics in public schools grades 7 through 12.

    Science Advisor at The Miquon School. Miquon, PA. (private school), kindergarten through sixth grade. 1957-1962.

    Established Susan B. Anthony University. A university without walls for non-traditional education on the undergraduate and graduate levels. 1973.

    Consultant to the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Health of Chile. 1962-1965. I helped reorganize primary and secondary education for public school teachers in Chile.

    University of Chile Faculty of Philosophy and Education. 1962-1965. Consultant in teacher education and curriculum development and evaluation for the primary and secondary public schools.

    University of Bogota ("Jorge Tadeo Lozano"). Consultant for curriculum development in science and agricultural education. Bogota, Colombia. 1952-1953.

    Comparative Education Society. 1958. Member of a study group that conducted a 6-week evaluation of teacher education for elementary and secondary schools in the Soviet Union. (Moscow, Leningrad, Kiev, Tashkent)

    Scientific Advisor and Member of the Board of Governors of the International Association of Cancer Victims and Friends. 1970s. Primary responsibility was education of the public.

    Scientific Advisor to the Foundation for Alternative Cancer Therapy. 1970s. Primary responsibility was education of the public.

    Consultant to companies which published science school textbooks. 1962-1965.

    $500.00 National Science Teachers Association Award for having pioneered the development of innovative curricula, materials and methods of teaching Environmental Science. This award was given for the two books I wrote Teaching Science with Garbage and Teaching Science with Soil.

    Gold Medal Award (Thorlet Prize) from the Société Academie d'Éducation et d'Encouragement for outstanding contributions to methods of teaching environmental science. France.


    Dr. Schatz been actively interested in alternative health care (AHC), since 1952, because his research revealed that it is effective in many conditions where conventional medical treatment has little to offer.

    He became involved with AHC when he became a consultant for Rodale Press, Inc. At that time, very few doctors in the United States were actively involved with AHC. He was invited to lecture on AHC at meetings of the National Health Federation and other holistic health organizations in the U.S.

    He was also invited to lecture on AHC in Canada, Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Spain, France, Italy, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, England, and Hungary. In 1972, the Cuban Ministry of Public Health invited him to visit that country because officials in that Ministry were interested in learning about AHC.

    Andrew Ivy, M.D., introduced Dr. Schatz to alternative cancer modalities in l958 when his father was diagnosed as having cancer. Dr. Ivy, because of his international stature as a doctor and research scientist, had been chosen by the United States, the Soviet Union, France and Great Britain to evaluate the Nazi experiments on humans. Dr. Ivy concluded that their experiments provided no information of any value. Dr. Schatz got to know Dr. Ivy well and collaborated with him on a research problem involving the bacterial transformation of cholesterol in the intestine.

    Dr. Schatz learned much about AHC from doctors in the American Holistic Health Association, who were getting good results by treating their patients with AHC. They had left the American Medical Association because that organization was disinclined to seriously consider the AHC modalities they were using. These doctors then formed their own organization, the American Holistic Medical Association. In the 1970s, Dr. Schatz was invited to speak on the Therapeutic Aspects of Humor at an annual conference of the American Holistic Medical Association.

    During the l970s, Dr. Schatz served as scientific advisor for the Foundation for Alternative Cancer Therapies, and was a member of the Board of Directors of the International Association of Cancer Victims and Friends. In 1970, he received an award from the American Academy of Holistic Pioneers. Since then, he has studied Swedish Massage, Feldenkrais, Tragerwork, CranioSacral Therapy and Therapeutic Touch. Alexander technic.

    Dr. Schatz was for several years the Scientific Advisor and Associate Instructor for the International Academy of Massage associated with the Healing Arts Institute in Connecticut. He is a Special Scientific and Policy Advisor for the Chrysalis Natural Medicine Center in Delaware.


    Dr. Schatz has done research on massage and other kinds of bodywork since 1981. He was the Scientific Advisor to and Associate Instructor at The International Academy of Massage Science.

    He has had hands-on experience with Swedish Massage, Feldenkrais, Tragerwork, CranioSacral Therapy, Foot Reflexology, and Alexander Technique. He is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association, the Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals, and the IGM Group. He was named a member of the Royal Society of Health in Great Britain.

    His reports have appeared in Massage Magazine, Massage & Bodywork Quarterly, Massage Therapy Journal, Massage Message (published by the Florida State Massage Therapy Association), Journal of Spiritual Bodywork, Spiritual Massage Ministry Newsletter, Massage Law Newsletter, and Massage Humor newsletter.

    Many of his reports are available on <www.healingandlaw,com>.

    Dr. Schatz is a Therapeutic Touch practitioner. He has given workshops in Therapeutic Touch, Spiritual Healing, and Dowsing for Health in Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Massachusetts, Maryland, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Vermont, and the District of Columbia His workshop in Therapeutic Touch has been approved for Continuing Education Credit by the Arkansas State Board of Massage Therapy.

    He learned Therapeutic Touch in workshops given by Dr. Dolores Krieger, R.N., Ph.D., and Dora Kunz who both developed Therapeutic Touch. He is a member of the Nurse Healers Professional Associates International whose primary interest is Therapeutic Touch.

    Dr. Schatz and Dr. K. Carlson were the first to recognize the subtle energy component of massage, and integrate Therapeutic Touch with massage. They also pioneered in involving massage school students in research.


    Albert Schatz, Ph.D. is a minister and a scientist who has bridged the metaphysical and physical worlds.

    Dr. Schatz has been doing spiritual healing and other kinds of healing for some 20 years. He became interested in spiritual healing when he learned about Harry Edwards' work. As a research scientist, he realized that spiritual healing merited the most serious consideration by science and medicine.

    Dr. Schatz also personally experienced three healings for a painful and incapacitating back problem anda head-and-neck syndrome. These healings eliminated his pain and restored mobility. He therefore had to either deny his own personal experience or admit that spiritual healing was an important area about which most scientists and medical doctors, at that time, knew nothing. Despite that, some of them denied the reality of spiritual healing or ridiculed it.

    In 1994, Dr. Schatz established the Church for Spiritual Healing and Health. He edits and writes for the Journal of Spiritual Bodywork and the Spiritual Massage Ministry Newsletter <www.healingandlaw>. He has given workshops on Spiritual Healing, Dowsing for Health, and Therapeutic Touch in Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Vermont, and Washington, D.C.

    Dr. Schatz has been a member of the International Fellowship of Healing of the National Federation of Spiritual Healers (United Kingdom) - the National Association of Bodyworkers in Religious Service - Spiritual Frontiers Fellowship International - The Wider Quaker Fellowship - and the Royal Society for the Promotion of Health (Great Britain).

    He is also a member of the Nurse Healers Professional Associates which is primarily concerned with Therapeutic Touch. Some Therapeutic Touch practitioners reported they experience feelings of "oneness with God" and of being "an instrument of God." Therapeutic Touch is derived from the biblical laying on of hands.

    Dr. Schatz is an Observer and Friend of The Healing Minute, which was "inaugurated by the Harry Edwards Spiritual Healing Sanctuary" in England "in May, 1954. The Healing Minute "has its origin in the Big Ben Silent Minute' introduced during the Second World War by Sir Winston Churchill at the time of the evacuation of Dunkirk in 1940. At 10:00 P.M. every night, tens of thousands of people of goodwill all over the world link up in prayerful thought for God's healing influence to reach all who are sick in body or mind, and for Divine Guidance to be with the leaders of all nations for the coming of world understanding and peace."


Rev. Mary L. Brewster, M.Ed.
95 West Stafford Road
Stafford Springs, CT 06076


    M.Ed. Counseling Psychology Northeastern University Cambridge College Boston, MA Cambridge, MATheater Arts

    Bachelor of Divinity Universal Brotherhood Movement, Inc.

    Myotone Institute, Inc. Studied with Jack Meger Reading, MASalem, MA MyotherapyEquestrian Massage


    Organizational Development; Cambridge College Diversity Traning; Cambridge College


    1987 - present CEO and Founder of the Complementary Health Practice., Somers, CT

    The Complementary Health Practice is a a successful private health practice of Wellness Counseling. Services include wellness counseling, massage therapy, herbology, and other alternative health modalities. Wellness workshops are presented at local colleges and hospitals as well at the Healing Arts Center.

    1987 - present Founder and Director Healing Arts Institute, Inc., Somers, CT

    Healing Arts Institute was incorporated as a 501 (c) 3 non-profit charity to provide educational programs of instruction consisting of workshops, training programs on topics related to health education, maintenance and well-being.

    1987-1995 Instructor and Director of Curriculum Development, Healing Arts Institute, Inc., Somers, CT

    Developed and implemented a 500 hour certification Massage Therapy curriculum, approved by the ABMP. The program was supported by the CT and MA Association for the Blind. This course implemented, orchestrated and successfully provided a unique environment where students participated in the development and government of their learning experience.

    1998-present Counseling Therapist, Stafford Family Services,
    Stafford Springs, CT

    Perform assessments and develop treatment plans for individuals and families. Provide psychotherapeutic counseling to adults and adolescents. Provide mediation services within family settings and community agencies. Provide case management services to support follow through on referrals to mental health, legal, medical, and social services. Conduct telephone intakes, crisis intervention, and psycho-education on parenting and addiction issues.

    1994 - present Associate Editor of the Journal of Spiritual Bodywork, the Massage Law Newsletter, and the Spiritual Massage Ministry Newsletter. Published online. <>

    1975 - 1987 Entrepreneur. , New York, NY

    Developed entrepreneurial and small business skills via several fields of employment. Including budget coordination, mediation between development and financial departments, fund raising, production, advertising and conceptual innovation.


    1998 Co-author of "Massage is a Performing Art. Come Dance with Us" Massage Magazine. Summer 1998.

    1994 - present Author of quarterly, online spiritual publications: Journal of Spiritual Bodywork, the Massage Law Newsletter, and the Spiritual Massage Ministry Newsletter.

    1980 Children's play: "Tommie and the Symphony of the Senses".

    1980 Composer of music for the children's play: "Tommie and the Symphony of the Senses".


    Music, composition, drama and horticulture


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