Medicine: Insulin for Everything

There is a doctor in Mexico City who gives insulin for practically anything—typhoid fever, syphilis, peritonitis, malaria, rheumatic fever. Dr. (and Lieut. Colonel) Donate Perez Garcia gives enough insulin to bring a patient to shock stage (perspiration, high pulse, coma, high blood acidity), then he injects a solution of glucose by vein to neutralize the insulin and bring the patient to. Mixed with the glucose is the drug ordinarily used to fight whatever disease he is treating. Dr. Perez Garcia believes that the insulin makes the bacteria succumb more easily to the...

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