Dr. Albert T. Simeons was born in London and graduated in medicine (summa cum laude) from the University of Heidelberg. After post-graduate studies in Germany and Switzerland he was appointed to a large surgical hospital near Dresden. Later he became engrossed in the study of tropical diseases, and joined the School of Tropical Medicine in Hamburg. After two years of work in Africa, he went to India in 1931, where he found himself so fascinated by the country and its health problems that he stayed for eighteen years.
During World War II Dr. Simeons held several important posts under the Government of India and conducted extensive research on bubonic plague and leprosy control, and a model leper colony which he built has now become an all-India center. After several years in India, Dr. Simeons set himself up in private practice in Bombay and was frequently consulted by the Government. In 1949, along with his wife and three sons, he moved to Rome, where he worked on psychosomatic disorders at the Salvator Mundi International Hospital, until his decease in 1970.
Dr. Simeons first published a report on the topic of obesity in 1954, while practicing in Rome, Italy. He spent years studying patients suffering from obesity; which became the foundation of a weight loss program that used a medication called HCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin), a hormone produced when a woman becomes pregnant. Dr. Simeons theorized that if HCG can utilize the body’s own fat reserves for nutrition to the body in periods of deprivation, then a small amount administered daily in non-pregnant women and men may assist in weight loss.
As a result of these extensive studies, Dr. Simeons discovered that by injecting a patient with daily, low doses of HCG (125mg), in combination with an individually customized, high protein, ultra-low calorie (500 cal/day) diet, resulted in the patient losing more fat tissue directly from adipose tissue accumulations, causing visible contouring of the body and weight loss.