As a young medical doctor, Dr. DeFelice became interested in why with all our technology we have few cures. And about the same time, while stationed at WRAIR, the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research as Chief of Pharmacology, during the Vietnam War, he became equally concerned with the dramatic social changes that began then and which alarmed him.
Regarding actual cures he personally brought the naturally occurring substance, carnitine, into the United States, conducted the first clinical trials on it and managed through a fascinating journey to obtain FDA approval for its life-saving treatment for the fatal disease in children, Primary Carnitine Deficiency. He was also responsible for launching lithium for the treatment of manic-depression or bipolar disease.
In 1976 he founded and is Chairman of FIM, the Foundation for Innovation in Medicine whose mission is to increase medical discovery.
His personal experience with God began when he was in college and during medical school, both secular institutions. He became interested in Catholicism and attended night and summer classes at Villanova and St. Joseph’s universities where he learned not only about Christianity but other world religions. At about the same time our destabilizing social revolution had suddenly begun and traditional institutions such as the family and other Judeo-Christian traditions came under attack. He observed that a major driving force was the subtle, but powerful beginning of the anti-God atheistic movement which has now infiltrated major segments of our culture. He wrote this book to counter the faulty arguments supporting atheism—and they are all faulty.