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The Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine Vol. 13, 4th Quarter 1998


Observations On the Dose and Administration of Ascorbic Acid When Employed Beyond the Range of a Vitamin in Human Pathology


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Editors Note: Recently in browsing the Net I ran across Dr. R. Cathcart Ill's reprint of Dr. FKlenner's pioneering report on ascorbic acid. Dr. Cathcart probably has more experience using ascorbic acid than any other living physician. He discovered how to determine the optimum dose by increasing the amount until the slools become too soft and too much gas developed. He pointed out that the optimum amount varied tremendously depending upon the the nature of the disease, the nature of the stress and many other " factors. I agree with Bob Cathcart that the report by Klenner deserves wide exposure as an honor to one of our many pioneers, perhaps the first to use huge dosages of vitamin C with. safety, and to remind modern physicians that the history of mega ascorbic acid goes back at least forty-five years. We reprint here an abridged version of his article with the permission of James Heffley, PhD), Editor, Journal of Applied Nutrition and the help of Robert Cathcart III, MD (Web site:

-A. Hoffer

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