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Letters to the Editor Issue 178

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listed in letters to the editor, originally published in issue 178 - January 2011

How Doctors Use (Or Should Use) Vitamin Therapy

Numerous letters to the Orthomolecular Medicine News Service come from readers wanting to know exactly how to use nutritional therapy for a specific disease. We suggest that you print these documents out and take them to your doctor.

Multiple Sclerosis

The vitamin-based treatment plan of Frederick Robert Klenner, MD is a free download at


Cardiovascular Disease

Vitamin E dosages as written and used by Drs. Ewan and Wilfrid Shute are posted at

The doctors specifically treated the following with vitamin E:
  • Coronary thrombosis
  • Acute rheumatic fever
  • Chronic rheumatic heart disease
  • Angina
  • Hypertension
  • Thrombophlebitis and Phlebothrombosis
  • Thrombocytopaenic Purpura
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Acute and Chronic Nephritis
  • Burns


Hugh D. Riordan, MD and colleagues tell how employ vitamin C intravenously in a free download from or
Compare with this original 1986 IV vitamin C protocol by Ewan Cameron, MD:

Instructions on Making an Injectable Vitamin C Solution

Written for physician and hospital use by Robert F Cathcart III MD
At Dr. Cathcart provides specific dosage ranges for treating these

  • illnesses:
  • Mild cold
  • Severe cold
  • Influenza
  • Coxsackievirus
  • Mononucleosis
  • Viral pneumonia
  • Hay fever
  • Asthma
  • Environmental and food allergy
  • Burns
  • Injury
  • Surgical recovery
  • Anxiety
  • Cancer    
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Reiter's syndrome
  • Acute anterior uveitis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Bacterial infections
  • Infectious hepatitis
  • Candidiasis

Clinical Guide to the Use of Vitamin C

The full text of this book by Lendon H. Smith, MD is posted at

Writes Dr. Smith: "I have used Dr. Klenner's methods on hundreds of patients. He is right. It helps almost every condition and situation, and my failures were due to inadequate amounts."
The book discusses, in varying detail, megavitamin treatment of the following illnesses:

  • Virus Pneumonia
  • Poliomyelitis
  • Hepatitis
  • Herpes Simplex & Zoster
  • Chicken Pox
  • Measles
  • Mumps
  • Mononucleosis
  • Diphtheria
  • Dysentery
  • Pancreatitis
  • Scarlet fever
  • Rheumatic fever
  • Tuberculosis
  • Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
  • Tetanus
  • Arthritis
  • High cholesterol
  • Ruptured intervertebral discs
  • Corneal ulcers
  • Diabetes
  • Glaucoma
  • Schizophrenia
  • Burns
  • Heat stroke
  • Radiation burns
  • Surgery
  • Heavy Metal (including Lead) Poisoning
  • Other Poisonings
  • Venomous bites
  • Allergies
  • Poison Oak or Ivy

Myasthenia Gravis

Experienced physicians have used massive amounts of vitamin C and other nutrients in treating an astonishing and nearly unbelievable variety of conditions. "Many physicians refuse to employ Vitamin C in the amounts suggested," writes Dr. Klenner, "simply because it is counter to their fixed ideas of what is reasonable. There is no doubt that physicians are being brainwashed with the current journal advertising. I have never seen a patient that Vitamin C would not benefit."

D. Klenner was board certified in diseases of the chest. The Shutes, in obstetrics. Dr Cathcart, in orthopedic surgery. Dr Smith, in pediatrics. Dr Riordan, in psychiatry. Dr Cameron, in surgery.

What you will learn from the documents above may be a good start, but it is only a start. We recommend that you read extensively and then discuss these physicians' experience with your doctor before making any health decision.

For Further Reading:

A searchable free archive of hundreds of full-text nutrition therapy papers is available at

Bibliographies of the published writings of orthomolecular doctors are posted at

Robert F. Cathcart MD:  
Emanuel Cheraskin MD, D.MD:  
Benjamin Feingold MD:  
Max Gerson MD:  
Abram Hoffer MD, Ph.D.:  
Hans Nieper MD:  
William J. McCormick MD:  
William Kaufman MD Ph.D.:  
Humphry Osmond MD:  
Linus Pauling PhD.:  
Carl C. Pfeiffer MD PhD.:  
Hugh D. Riordan MD:  
Evan Shute MD and Wilfrid Shute, MD:  
Lendon H. Smith MD:  
Roger J Williams, PhD:

To locate a nutritionally-minded physician:


Orthomolecular Medicine News Service  

Further Information

Nutritional Medicine is Orthomolecular Medicine. Orthomolecular medicine uses safe, effective nutritional therapy to fight illness.
For more information:  
Andrew W. Saul PhD (USA), Editor and contact person.
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