Frederick R. Klenner, M.D., F.C.C.P
Nutritional docs  The Vitamin C Conspiracy

[Notice how the Allopaths deleted his page from Wikipedia (ref), back up now (Feb 2013) but links don't work to his articles, and any links to whale banned.]

Quotes

[pdf] The Origin of the 42-Year Stonewall of Vitamin C --Robert Landwehr  (The title should now read “The origin of the 61-year stonewall of vitamin C.”)

A native of Pennsylvania, Dr. Klenner attended St. Vincent and St. Francis College, where he received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Biology. He graduated “magna cum lauda” and was awarded a teaching fellowship there. He was also awarded the college medal ‘for scholastic philosophy. There followed another teaching fellowship in Chemistry at Catholic University, where he pursued studies for a doctorate in Physiology.

Dr. Klenner then “migrated” to North Carolina and Duke University to continue his studies. He arrived in time to use his knowledge in Physiology and Chemistry to free the nervous system of the frog for a symposium, by immersing the animal in 10% nitric acid. Taken in tow by Dr. Pearse, chairman of the department, he was finally persuaded to enter the school of medicine. He completed his studies at Duke University and received his medical degree in 1936.

Dr. Klenner served three years in post-graduate hospital training before embarking on a private practice in medicine. Although specializing in diseases of the chest, he continued to do General Practice because of the opportunities it afforded for observations in medicine. His patients were as enthusiastic as he in playing “guinea pigs” to study the action of ascorbic acid. The first massive doses of ascorbic acid he gave to himself. Each time something new appeared on the horizon, he took the same amount of ascorbic acid to study its effects so as to come up with the answers.

Dr. Klenner’s list of honours and professional affiliations is tremendous. He is listed in a flock of various “Who’s Who” registers. He has published many scientific papers throughout his scientific career.

Articles
[1974 Klenner, F.] ( Significance of high daily intake of ascorbic acid in preventive medicine. Journal of the International Academy of Preventive Medicine l(l):45-69.

[1973 Klenner, F.]  Response of peripheral and central nerve pathology to mega-doses of the vitamin B-complex and other metabolites. Journal of Applied Nutrition pp. 16-40.

[1971 Klenner, F.]  Observations of the dose and administration of ascorbic acid when employed beyond the range of a vitamin in human pathology. Journal of Applied Nutrition 23(3&4):6l-88.

[Caterpillar Sting:]An adult male ... complaining of severe chest pain and the inability to take a deep breath ... had been “stung” or “bitten” 10 minutes earlie .... He begged for help saying he was dying ... becoming cyanotic. Twelve grams of vitamin C ... given intravenously as fast as the plunger could be pushed. Even before the injection was completed, he exclaimed, “Thank God.” The poison had been neutralized that rapidly. ... the “culprit” [was] an object that looked like a mouse ... 1½ inches long with long brown hair ... a dark ridge down the entire back ,... seven pairs of propelling units and a tail much like a mouse ... identified as the Puss Caterpillar ... left 44 red raised marks on the back of its victim. Except for vitamin C this individual would have died from shock and asphyxiation.

... [two] boys ... were caught in the “spray” of a dusting airplane ... [one] was given 10 grams of ascorbic acid [by] syringe every 8 hours... He was returned home on the second hospital day. The [other] received supportive treatment but did not receive ascorbic acid. His body was something to see. The spray had produced an allergic dermatitis as well as a chemical burn. He died on the 5th hospital day.

“Three children ... developed nasal diphtheria ... [the] little girl under our care was given 10 grams ascorbic acid, intravenously [by] syringe every 8 hours for the first 24 hours and then every 12 hours for two times. She was then put on one gram ascorbic acid every two hours by mouth. She lived and is now a graduate nurse. The other children did not receive ascorbic acid and both died. Our young patient also received 40,000 units diphtheria antitoxin which was given intraperitoneal. The other children also were administered the antitoxin.

“...Two brothers were sick with poliomyelitis. These two boys were given 10 and 12 grams of ascorbic acid... every eight hours for 4 times and then every 12 hours for 4 times. They also were given one gram every two hours by mouth around the clock. They made complete recovery. ... A third child, a neighbor, under the care of another physician received no ascorbic acid. This child also lived. The young lady is still wearing braces.

“Child of 4 years was struck on the lower leg by a large highland moccasin [snake]... Four grams of ascorbic acid was given intravenously ...[after] 25 minutes ... the child had stopped vomiting, she had stopped crying and was sitting on the emergency room table, laughing and drinking a glass of orange juice. She commented: “Come on, Daddy, I’m all right now, let’s go home.”... the following morning she still demonstrated the small amount of swelling of her leg and had ½ degree fever. She was given a second dose of 4 grams of ascorbic acid intravenously. ... The following day, 38 hours after being bitten, she was completely normal...

“Comparing this to an earlier case of snake bite in a 16 year old girl, struck by a moccasin of about the same size... was hospitalized for three weeks. She was given 3 doses of anti-venom ... This patient received no vitamin C other than that found in a regular hospital diet. Morphine was required to control pain.

“Acute Virus Pancarditis: A five year old boy ... with ... a “relapse” after ... measles ... showed a thready and feeble pulse ... temperature was 105ºF. Ascorbic acid calculated at 400 mg per Kg body weight was given intravenously with a syringe. Within two hours the picture had almost reverted to normal. Injection of Vitamin C was repeated in 6 hours and again at 12 hours ...[and a] fourth ... after 24 hours although the patient was clinically well. The child returned home on the 4th hospital day.”

[AscorbateWeb Editorial:  This is another extensive survey of ascorbate’s broad applicability in handling serious illnesses, with still more examples from Dr. Klenner’s extensive case history files.  The note at the start of the article is amusing when one considers how the editor must have freaked out when reading of the unusually high dosages employed by Dr. Klenner.]

Klenner, F. (February I960) Virus encephalitis as a sequela of the pneumonias. Tri-State Medical Journal pp. 7-11. .

Klenner, F. (February 1959) The folly in the continued use of a killed polio virus vaccine. Tri-State Medical Journal pp. 11-19.
Klenner, F. (October 1958) The clinical evaluation and treatment of a deadly syndrome caused by an insidious virus. Tri-State Medical Journal pp. 11-15.
Klenner, F. (June 1957) An "insidious" virus. Tri-State Medical Journal pp.10-12.
Klenner, F. (December 1957) The black widow spider: case history. Tri-State Medical Journal pp. 15-18.
Klenner, F. (February 1956) A new office procedure for the determination of plasma levels for ascorbic acid. Tri-State Medical Journal pp. 26-28.
Klenner, F. (September 1956) Poliomyelitis-case histories. Tri-State Medical Journal pp. 28-31.
Klenner, F. (November 1955)
The role of ascorbic acid in therapeutics.
(Letter to the Editor) Tri-State Medical Journal p. 34.
Klenner, F. (July 1954) Case history: cure of a 4-year-old child bitten by a mature highland moccasin with vitamin C. Tri-State Medical Journal
Klenner, F. (July 1954) Recent discoveries in the treatment of lockjaw with vitamin C and Tolserol. Tri-State Medical Journal pp. 7-11.

[1953] The Use of Vitamin C as an Antibiotic------FRED R. KLENNER, M.D.

“Vitamin C response when taken by mouth is not predictable... [it is] reported that the scorbutic state could develop even though the patient was taking large doses of vitamin C by mouth ... one of our daughters several years ago ... had contracted chicken-pox. Vitamin C was started on this child ... In spite of the fact that she was given 24 grams every 24 hours there was no interruption in the progress of the disease. Itching was intense. One gram administered intravenously stopped the itch within 30 minutes and she went on to peaceful sleep for the next eight hours. Although feeling fine, a second injection was given at this time, following which there were no new macules and recovery was fast and uneventful. In the past few years we have noted that in chicken-pox when massive injections are employed there [are] no repeating waves of macules, and the usual seven to nine days required for crusting is reduced to less than twenty-four hours.”

[AscorbateWeb Editorial: This is another lively work by Klenner, emphasizing among other things the chancy nature of oral ascorbate administration. Injected administration (shots or intravenous) is the only reliable way to raise blood ascorbate levels.

The reader’ s attention is especially directed to
Klenner’s dismantling of the unscientific Sabin monkey study which helped to discredit ascorbate therapy in the eyes of the medical establishment, a sorry condition that persists to this day.

Might one possibly imagine an investigator with an agenda dedicated to developing vaccines intentionally discrediting ascorbate to help free up research funds, not to mention to eliminate the competition? Nahhh—]

[1951 Klenner] Massive Doses of Vitamin C and the Virus Diseases: Klenner, Southern Medicine & Surgery, April 1951

... review[ing] the findings of McCormick in 50 confirmed cases of poliomyelitis in and around Toronto, Canada, during the epidemic of 1949... families eating brown bread who came down with poliomyelitis did not develop paralysis; whereas in those families eating white bread many of the children having poliomyelitis did develop paralysis. The point here is that brown bread has 28 times more vitamin B1 than does white bread. Obviously, then, the paralysis which complicates acute poliomyelitis appears to be due to a B1 avitaminosis.”

[AscorbateWeb Editorial: This article is chock full of fascinating discussion, not terribly hard for the lay person to follow.   Interesting especially is the role of vitamin B1 (a.k.a. thiamin, thought to work synergistically with ascorbate) in staving off the paralysis of poliomyelitis.

One wonders whether the decrease in crippling cases of poliomyelitis worldwide is due less to improved vaccines and aggressive immunization programs, but rather more to better nutrition, including the increasingly widespread supplementation of diets with ascorbate and vitamin B1, at least in Western countries...]

[1949] The Treatment of Poliomyelitis and Other Virus Diseases with Vitamin C Fred R. Klenner, M.D. 1949

“The treatment employed [in the poliomyelitis epidemic in North Carolina in 1948, 60 cases]  was vitamin C in massive doses... given like any other antibiotic every two to four hours. The initial dose was 1000 to 2000 mg., depending on age. Children up to four years received the injections intramuscularly ... For patients treated in the home the dose schedule was 2000 mg. by needle every six hours, supplemented by 1000 to 2000 mg. every two hours by mouth ... dissolved in fruit juice ... All patients were clinically well after 72 hours. ...Where spinal taps were performed, it was the rule to find a reversion of the fluid to normal after the second day of treatment.

“In herpes zoster... [eight] cases were treated in this series, all of adults.  Seven experienced cessation of pain within two hours... drying of the vesicles within 24 hours and were clear of lesions within 72 hours.

“In herpes simplex it is important to continue the treatment for at least 72 hours..... In several cases 10 mg. of riboflavin by mouth t.i.d. in conjunction with the vitamin C injections appeared to cause faster healing.

Chickenpox gave equally good response, ... vesicles were crusted after the first 24 hours, and the patient well in three to four days.

“The response of virus encephalitis to ascorbic acid therapy was dramatic. Six cases ... were treated and cured with vitamin C injections.

“During [a measles] epidemic vitamin C was used prophylactically and all those who received as much as 1000 mg. every six hours, by vein or muscle, were protected from the virus.

“Of mumps, 33 cases were treated with ascorbic acid. When vitamin C was given at the peak of the infection the fever was gone within 24 hours, the pain within 36 hours, the swelling in 48 to 72 hours.”


[AscorbateWeb Editorial: Oops! Didn’t Sabin’s wretched, underdosed monkeys prove 10 years earlier that ascorbate was useless against the polio virus? Another thought-virus/meme to struggle against?]

[1948] Klenner.  Virus Pneumonia and Its Treatment With Vitamin C Fred R. Klenner, M.D.

Since it is common knowledge that there are definite individual variations in absorption of vitamin C ... the I. V. [intravenous] and I. M. [intramuscular] routes were used ... three to seven injections gave complete clinical and x-ray response in all of our [42] cases.

“In almost every case the patient felt better within an hour after the first injection and noted a very definite change after two hours.  Nausea was relieved by the first injection as was the headache ... and it was the rule to find a [fever] drop of 2°F. several hours after the first 1000 mg.”

[1948] Klenner.  Virus Pneumonia and Its Treatment With Vitamin C Fred R. Klenner, M.D.

Since it is common knowledge that there are definite individual variations in absorption of vitamin C ... the I. V. [intravenous] and I. M. [intramuscular] routes were used ... three to seven injections gave complete clinical and x-ray response in all of our [42] cases.

“In almost every case the patient felt better within an hour after the first injection and noted a very definite change after two hours.  Nausea was relieved by the first injection as was the headache ... and it was the rule to find a [fever] drop of 2°F. several hours after the first 1000 mg.”

“Vitamin C response when taken by mouth is not predictable... [it is] reported that the scorbutic state could develop even though the patient was taking large doses of vitamin C by mouth ... one of our daughters several years ago ... had contracted chicken-pox. Vitamin C was started on this child ... In spite of the fact that she was given 24 grams every 24 hours there was no interruption in the progress of the disease. Itching was intense. One gram administered intravenously stopped the itch within 30 minutes and she went on to peaceful sleep for the next eight hours. Although feeling fine, a second injection was given at this time, following which there were no new macules and recovery was fast and uneventful. In the past few years we have noted that in chicken-pox when massive injections are employed there [are] no repeating waves of macules, and the usual seven to nine days required for crusting is reduced to less than twenty-four hours.”


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