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Medical men (1885) using alcohol as a remedy, causing 17% smallpox mortality instead of 11 or 8% without it's use

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  Charles Darwin took arsenic to treat his eczema while at university, something that could explain his lifetime of ill-health. Physicians also maintained that it could cure asthma, thus directing patients to smoke pipes in which tobacco was mixed with the lethal poison.
    Their belief in the medicinal properties of arsenic was based on the notion that the body was out of kilter during illness and that the violent symptoms it produced could somehow shock it back into balance.
    Although this was nonsense, it was true that very small doses of arsenic could stimulate circulation and increase weight gain. There was great excitement in 1851 when a Viennese medical journal reported on the sexual benefits which arsenic consumption was supposed to have brought the peasantry of Styria - a remote mountainous region in Austria. [2010 Jan] Found in wallpapers, dresses and even libido pills: Arsenic, the Victorian Viagra that poisoned Britain

[1927] It pays to also know that orthodox treatment in those days, of most of the diseases we know of today, was not just laughable, it was plainly ridiculous. For example, a common treatment of measles5 was to "withdraw 25 c.cm. or so of blood from the parent's arm and inject this intramuscularly into the child's buttock, putting half into each side."
    Similar treatment was used for polio. Worse than this was a different letter commenting on the use of: "anti-measles serum from the placentas of normal women, which had been tried out on 4000 children, and was found to be quite as good as, if not indeed better than, convalescent serum."
    Until 1928, another universally useless method of treating disease was the use of alcohol for diphtheria. It was only in 1927, when a British hospital decided not to use alcohol, and found that the mortality rate became much lower, that doctors realized alcohol increased myocardial degeneration. Yet very few listened. In 1935, standard alcohol-infused treatment was still pretty appalling:  "Every case of diphtheria is put on to a mixture of digitalis and squills . . . and also given calcium by mouth or intramuscularly . . . with the sudden onset of cardiac arrest camphor oil given intramuscularly . . . acts like a charm. In regard to toxaemia the solution is the administration of Pituitrin . . . brandy too is valuable both by mouth and intramuscularly. Post diphtheritic paralysis . . . port wine and other such stimulants, even in children, give apparently valuable results."  [Book June 2006] Just A Little Prick by Peter and Hilary Butler p227

[1961] In 1961, Dr. Ian MacKenzie, a physician in Nova Scotia, examined a patient with rapidly-growing breast cancer. He noticed that the skin on her chest showed signs of radiation burns. She explained that she had had tuberculosis and that, as part of her treatment, she had had "artificial pneumothorax therapy" (one of her lungs was intentionally collapsed); this therapy included about 200 fluoroscopic x-rays of her lungs. (A standard x-ray makes an snapshot image on photographic film; in fluoroscopy, examination of a patient takes place while the x-ray beam stays turned on so the physician can observe what happens when the patient, or the patient's organs, are in motion. Fluoroscopes deliver a much larger dose of radiation than normal x-ray snapshots.)
    Dr. MacKenzie then studied 800 women who had been treated for tuberculosis in one hospital between 1940 and 1949. He found that women who had not had "artificial pneumothorax therapy" had a 1-in-510 chance of getting breast cancer; women who had had the therapy had a one-in-21 chance of getting breast cancer. In other words, women who had had many fluoroscopic exams of their lungs had 24 times as great a chance of getting breast cancer as women who had avoided fluoroscopy.
    MacKenzie's work caused quite a "stir" in the radiation community. Happily, it stimulated a Japanese researcher, C. K. Wanebo, to examine the data gathered from the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan in 1945. In 1968, Wanebo reported that radiation exposure at Hiroshima and Nagasaki had caused a demonstrable increase in breast cancers among surviving women. PREVENTING BREAST CANCER

[1862] "Last year a patient came to me with both arms paralyzed. Three months before he had, acute rheumatism--a disease I have treated scores of cases of, and never failed to cure within two weeks--for which his physician prescribed mercury, antimony, colchicum, and potassium hydroxide. The drugs had cured the rheumatism, but ruined the patient. And what do you suppose his physician proposed to "try" next? Why, strychnine, of course!"---Dr Trall, 1862.

In 1904, and for several hundred years prior to the beginning of the 20th century, medical science regarded teething as a dangerous disease. In fact, many death certificates during this era would list teething as a cause of infant death. The "state of the art" in treatment of teething involved "releasing" the baby’s teeth, typically by cutting the gums. The theory went that the danger of teething could be reduced this way. Articles from this period describe infants whose gums were cut as often as twice per day. http://www.natickpediatrics.com/healthykids/outofthecave.html

Unhappily the tenacity with which the medical fraternity cherish traditions of the past, and welcome new absurdities, is largely accountable for the sluggish advance of medicine. The experience of Mr. John Gadsby, a traveller and author, who sought a cure in sunnier climes, illustrates this,   and  does  not  stand  alone.    He  writes,   in Gadsby's Wanderings " :—
    " I consulted some of the most eminent medical men of the day . . . and was by them blistered, bled, cupped, and physicked, according to their respective fancies, until I was certainly too weak to bear any more ; and then I was pronounced to be in a consumption. . . . One said my right lung was the worst, another my left; one recommended leeching, and another dry cupping ; one counter irritants, and another emollients ; one excitants, and another depressants; one stimulants, and another refrigerants; one acids, and another alkalies;    one   purgatives,   and   another   astringents ; one tonics, and another sedatives ; one blisters, and another cataplasms; with almost every other contradiction that their pharma­copoeia contains ; yet, like a lamb, I submitted to all that was prescribed without experiencing the slightest improvement in my health." LEICESTER: SANITATION versus VACCINATION BY J.T. BIGGS J.P.

"Four years ago, the young man--he was a youth then, and of excellent constitution--had lung fever. His physician reduced his fever and his vitality with powerful doses of antimony, and kept blisters on the chest continually. In two weeks he appeared to be convalescent, but soon relapsed, when calomel was given in large doses. And lingering several weeks, the disease was said to have run into the typhoid, for which more calomel was prescribed. The fever next assumed the intermittent form, attended with profuse sweating, for which iron and quinine were liberally administered. He was drugged continually for six months, when it was discovered that the liver and spleen were badly congested and enlarged, and he was put on a course of mercury in a new shape--blue-pill mass. After this the disease assumed many complications, as well it might, for which a promiscuous medley of medicaments were prescribed for two years longer, among which was hellebore, irritating plasters, several kinds of pills, and a variety of homeopathic pellets and placebos."--R.T. Trall M.D. (1862)

"Five years ago he had the ague, for which he took quinine in huge dozes. This treatment so paralyzed the functions of the liver that it became greatly congested and enlarged; for which mercury was prescribed. The mercury induced chronic inflammation of the duodenum--mercurial duodenitis --for which antimony and opium were administered. These drugs extended the inflammation to the kidneys, prostrated the external circulation, and torpified the action of the skin; for which more mercury, in the shape of blue-pill, with narcotics, was given. These remedies so exhausted the vital energies, that the next phase of disease was termed "nervous debility," and then strychnine was prescribed. After the nervous debility had been sufficiently cured with strychnine, the doctors diagnosed "spinal disease," and proceeded to blister and cauterize the back. Lastly, neuralgia "set in," and the doctors resorted to henbane."--R.T. Trall M.D. (1862)

"I don't think there's been any major shift in the medical profession's general approach to new ideas. I don't think there ever will be that kind of wholesale change. Three hundred years ago, when the major disease was smallpox, Sir Thomas Sydenham [1624-89] developed a new treatment that reduced the death rate from about 50 percent to 1 percent or 2 percent. His reward was being challenged to a duel. The English medical association wanted to drive him out. He wrote: "A new idea is like a sapling in the middle of a road, and if it's not fenced in, it will be galloped over by the trampling hordes." That's a really great statement, and it's also my view of what happens to medical discovery." -----Abram Hoffer, MD, PhD  1997 Interview by Peter Barry Chowka.

"Under conventional medical treatment, patients were drugged heroically, bled profusely, were smothered in blankets, wallowed in dirty linen, were allowed no water, fresh air and stuffed with milk, brandy or wine. Antimony and Mercury were medicated in large doses. Physicians kept their patients bundled up warm in bed, with the room heated and doors and windows carefully closed, so that not a breath of fresh air could get in, and given freely large doses of drugs to induce sweating (Sudorifics), plus wine and aromatized liquors. Fever patients were put into vaporbath chambers in order to sweat the impurities out of the system. Given no water when they cried for it and when gasping for air were carried to a dry-hot room and after a while were returned to the steam torture. Many must have died of Heat Stroke!"--Dr Shelton DC  http://www.whale.to/vaccine/shelton.html

"Healing is frequently an affair of weeks, and may be aided by mercurial treatment."---Dr. Charles Creighton M.A., M.D.  Encyclopedia Britannica, published in 1888

"His first series of cases he summarises thus:—"Twelve persons, mostly young adults, vaccinated from a healthy-looking child. Satisfactory progress of the vaccination in all. Indurated chancres on the arms of ten of the vaccinated in the eighth week. Treatment by mercury in all. Rapid disappearance of the primary sores; constitutional symptoms in four of the patients five months afterwards, the vaccinifer showing condylomata at the age of six months."  These cases, Mr. Hutchinson states, were brought to the notice of the medical officers of the Privy Council, and Dr. Seaton requested that he should investigate them. I call attention to this to disprove a widely current inaccuracy, an example of which I extract from Mr. Ernest Hart's  "Truth," to the effect that "No case of syphilis caused by vaccination has ever been discovered by the Medical Department of the State during the twenty years that it has supervised the vaccination of the kingdom."(The Truth about Vaccination," by Ernest Hart. 1880.)---William J. Collins, M.D., B.S., B.Sc. (1883,  Sir Lyon Playfair's Logic)

"Not one case receiving homeopathic care died, while the "old school" doctors lost twenty percent of their (smallpox) cases.....I gave about three hundred internal vaccinations, five to adults acting as practical nurses; to the man who installed the telephone and lights in the pest-house; to mothers who slept with their children while they had smallpox in its severest form. All of these people, exposed daily, were immune."--W. L. Bonnell, MD

Medical men (1885) using alcohol as a remedy, causing 17% mortality instead of 11 or 8% without it's use
I shall be entering upon what is considered as a sacred domain in speaking of the treatment of the patients at the Leicester Fever Hospital. In my opinion it was open to criticism on account of the liberal use of alcohol, and in the omission of other remedies known to be beneficial, but not recognised in the pharmacopoeia of the faculty. I believe most of the lives of the children might have been saved by the adoption of these remedies. How long the public will submit to this medical perversity it is not for me to say......Why in such a variety of conditions and physical constitutions was the treatment the "same in all?" Champagne and brandy might be moderately administered to old "topers" like the tramps, or even to strong adults, without much harm, but would it not be calculated to unduly raise the temperature of the children, increase their fever and delirium, and minimise their chances of recovery? It must not be assumed that I am opposed to the use of alcohol where it is necessary, but the following medical testimony is valuable and significant, showing without its use a saving of nearly 50 per cent, in the mortality. Dr. John Moir, L.R.C.P., Edin., Medical Superintendent of West Haiti Infectious Diseases Hospital, writes:—
    "That in the outbreak of the disease, 1884-85, two thousand odd cases were treated by me in the usual routine method, with the use of alcohol ......the average mortality of the 2,148 attended by me in the West Ham Guardians' Hospital, in addition, to that of nearly 700 cases treated by me elsewhere was 17 per cent. In the hospital ships at Long Reach, Deptford, Dr. Birdwood, the Medical Superintendent, in 1886-87, treated the cases under his care there without alcohol, with the surprising result that the mortality was only 6 per cent. The results obtained by Dr. Birdwood determined me to treat my small-pox cases since 1886 without alcohol, with the result that the average mortality in the last 500 cases treated by me has diminished from 17 per cent, to 11 per cent., and in the last 200 cases has been only 8 per cent. So many apparently hopeless cases have I now seen recover r without the use of alcohol, which, in my former experience did not recover with its use, that I do not regret the substitution of safer remedies, and I should be afraid again to treat small-pox cases with alcohol, fearing that the mortality might again rise, and that my treatment was responsible for that rise, and consequent loss of life. This record may encourage other observers to adopt the non-alcoholic, treatment, and will most assuredly confirm them by their own experience of its trustworthiness and superior efficacy." A result like this would have saved at least seven out of the fourteen children. Here we may have an explanation of the high temperature, delirious lever, and lengthened suffering which the Medical Officer affirms distinguished the unvaccinated children.