Medicine: Charcoal Treatment

On the fringe of medical research are a number of doctors who sometimes make strange, wonderful and unexplained cures. One such is Dr. Burr Ferguson of Birmingham. Ala., who claims to cure practically every known disease by injections of diluted hydrochloric acid. In some cases he succeeds. He thinks his treatment works because the hydrochloric acid stimulates the production of white blood cells which destroy germs and help to heal wounds. Medical scholars pay no attention to him or his medication. On the other hand, many country doctors believe in Dr. Ferguson and use diluted hydrochloric acid (now widely sold in...

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