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    A doctor in a suburb of Chicago has had his license suspended for allegedly giving patients homemade vaccines made of cat saliva and vodka.

    The doctor, Ming Te Lin, told investigators from the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation not to worry, however, as he has been giving children his homemade vaccines for over a decade.

    The department had heard complaints from other healthcare providers that children who went to Lin’s practice were being given unapproved oral and nasal versions of vaccinations, the Chicago Tribune reports. 

    If a patient of a family member had a history of autism, eczema, or neurological disorders, Lin would administer his homemade vaccine orally or nasally, even though his methods are not approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

    When investigators arrived to look into the allegations, they found "a box filled with vials and tubes that [Lin] was using to make his own vaccinations,” in an unsterile and disorganized office, according to the report.

    Patients who were given the unapproved vaccines included a seven-day-old infant.

    Lin admitted to investigators that he had been making his vaccination blend using vodka and cat saliva for patients with allergies.

    “It’s unclear whether or not the saliva was from Dr. Lin’s own cat, or random cats he found for the purpose of collecting their spit,” the Influence, a news site covering medicine, noted.

    Lin is set to appear before the Medical Disciplinary Board on October 11.

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