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... in response to Vitamin C History
  1. Vadim Shapoval Vadim Shapoval Ukraine says:

    Scurvy is a disease caused by a diet that lacks vitamin C. Humans cannot synthesize vitamin C, which is necessary for the production of collagen and iron absorption. Scurvy was originally thought to be an infectious disease because sailors on long voyages tended to come down with it en masse. When Dr James Lind, a British naval surgeon, published a book in 1753 establishing that scurvy was in fact brought about by a nutritional deficiency it took 40 years for his discovery to be accepted by the prevailing medical orthodoxy of the day. Plague is a recurring infectious disease. People in ‘plague times’ were very superstitious. So flagellates stood in the streets and whipped themselves and said it was cleaning them of their sins. Some scientists have warned that the Black Death, one of the most devastating pandemics in human history that killed between 75 million and 200 million people, could one day return with the emergence of antibiotic-resistant forms of the bacterium. Cholera is a diarrheal illness caused by the bacteria Vibrio cholerae. Physicians of the 19th century used such characteristic treatments of cholera as bleeding or opium. Today, cholera is treated using oral rehydration therapy, which consists of large volumes of water mixed with a blend of sugar and salts. Antibiotics can shorten illness. Syphilis is caused by bacteria called Treponema pallidum. Mercury (as treatment for syphilis) was used in the form of ointments, oral administration, and vapor baths. Such treatment remained popular for three centuries. Today, primary and secondary syphilis can be successfully treated with penicillin and other antibiotics. In 1928 Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin, made from the Penicillium notatum mold. Fleming published his discovery in 1929, in the British Journal of Experimental Pathology, but little attention was paid to his article. The U.S. Department of Agriculture first grew large quantities of penicillin in 1941. Today, scientists ignore iron-AIDS, iron-ALS and iron-Cancer information. Ferromagnetic Cancer Theory will beat Cancer. Ferromagnetic ALS Theory will beat ALS. Deficiency of iron destabilizes enzyme systems of any virus. HIV/AIDS cannot survive artificial iron-deficiency anemia. HIV/AIDS must disappear. The U.S. Department of Agriculture may help scientists to beat AIDS, ALS and Cancer.

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