The Failure of Global Polio Eradication

The Failure of Global Polio Eradication

The Failure of Global Polio Eradication My wife loaned me an old copy of Jane Goodall’s 1971 book,” In the Shadow of Man, about wild chimpanzees of the Gombe National Park.  It was fascinating reading.  However,  I was saddened by … Continue reading

Berberine Antidote for a Modern Epidemic

Berberine, Antidote for a Modern Epidemic The Leaky Gut Epidemic My previous article discussed the damaging effect of NSAID drugs on small bowel mucosa, producing a syndrome known as “Leaky Gut” .  PPI antacid drugs (or hypochlorhydria) may also cause … Continue reading

Spraying DDT to Eradicate Polio

Spraying DDT to Eradicate Polio During the polio epidemic of 1946, there was mass hysteria, and the media spread the misguided notion that spraying DDT prevented polio. DDT Kills Mosquitoes, But Not Polio DDT May Actually Cause Polio-Like Syndrome DDT … Continue reading

Dissolving Illusions Book Review by Jeffrey Dach MD

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Dissolving Illusions:Disease, Vaccines, and The Forgotten History by Suzanne Humphries MD. A Book Review by Jeffrey Dach MD Polio vaccination workers in Pakistan are a favorite target of militants who have been killing them off for years now. Perhaps these … Continue reading

Great Women in Medicine Rachel Carson

Great Women in Medicine Rachel Carson

Great Women in Medicine Rachel Carson by Jeffrey Dach MD Although Rachel Carson was a marine biologist, I believe she deserves recognition as one of the “Great Women In Medicine” .  I will explain why.  Her landmark book, “Silent Spring”, … Continue reading

Great Women in Medicine Elizabeth Kenny

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Great Women in Medicine, Sister Elizabeth Kenny by Jeffrey Dach MD During the polio epidemic of the 1940’s, mainstream treatment of flaccid paralysis by orthopedic surgeons involved tendon transplant, after which the limb was immobilized and placed in a cast … Continue reading