Tetanus & Vitamin C
Vit C banners Tetanus
''1937 Dr. Jungeblut demonstrates that ascorbate (vitamin C) inactivated tetanus toxin.'' ~ Andrew W. Saul
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Levy, MD, JD, Thomas E.  Vitamin C, Infectious Diseases, and Toxins: Curing the Incurable by Thomas E. Levy, M.D., J.D.
[1988 Smith] Clinical Guide to the Use of
Vitamin C: Smith, 1988 Tetanus (Lockjaw). In two articles in the
Tri-State Medical Journal for June and July of 1954, he again scored some points
for Vitamin C in “The History of Lockjaw”, and “Recent Discoveries in the
Treatment of Lockjaw.”
He stated that lockjaw is not difficult to cure. He believed that doctors rely on antitoxin as the sole therapy because some “authority” recommends it. Many patients are sedated “to the point of narcosis.”
He felt that the practice of injecting the tetanus antitoxin into the tissues near the wound was for medico-legal reasons as it had no benefit and might even be harmful. The antitoxin “cannot travel from the circulation into the nervous system and unless it be injected into the nervous tissue, it is relatively valueless.”
Dr. Klenner reports on other research: Vitamin C inactivates the toxin of tetanus.
He recounted the history of a six-year-old boy who had never had any immunizations and developed tetanus after falling off his pony into some brush. Over a period of three weeks the boy developed increasing muscle tightness, abdominal cramps, inability to smile or open his mouth. Liquids were all he could manage. If stimulated his back would arch so his body was as a bridge resting on heels and back of head.
Dr. Klenner used Tolserol to control the convulsive spasm without sedating the senses unduly (the FDA has taken it off the market; Methocarbamol can be used intravenously with comparable results). The boy was treated with Vitamin C, penicillin, tetanus antitoxin and Tolserol. He spent eighteen (18) days in the hospital, but the use of tetanus antitoxin seemed to aggravate the seizures and required more Vitamin C, sedatives and its use definitely prolonged the hospitalization.
He received 2 to 4 grams of Vitamin C every four to six hours depending upon the symptoms and within one hour he would be calm and free of spasms. The idea was to help the body’s natural detoxifying process. He also developed hives from the TAT or the penicillin and needed Benadryl and Adrenaline for that.
He summarized the treatment of tetanus:
debride and clean any wound thoroughly. (He felt ether was good because it kills most bacteria without destroying tissue.)
75,000 units antitoxin deep intramuscularly above the wound,
massive doses of Vitamin C intravenously around the clock,
intradermal tetanus toxoid, 0.1 cc for five consecutive days,
intravenous Tolserol—now Methocarbamol. He felt all states should pass legislation requiring tetanus toxoid for all ages.
He felt that the number of fatalities from the disease were equal to the number of those who die from the treatment. He emphasized some principles of treatment 30 to 40 years ago that many of us have forgotten: namely, do no harm, and the body has tremendous restorative powers if the doctor will supply it with the raw materials to promote recovery.