Norman Baker opened up his own hospital in Iowa. he claimed to have the cure for cancer. Before a crowd of 32,000 he demonstrated man who had " cancer" on the top of his head. scalp was removed to show how Dr. Baker had cured the man of cancer, after only three treatments with his concoction of spring water, watermelon seed, and carbolic acid.Baker fled to Mexico to avoid arrest then continued killing patients at his new hospital in Ark. Ironically, he died in 1958 of liver cancer.