The Healing Factor: "Vitamin C" Against Disease

Stone, Irwin

Original publication date: 1972
Original publisher: New York: Grosset & Dunlap
Publication status: Out of print

Irwin Stone was the first to use ascorbic acid in the food processing industry as a preservative. He originated and published the hypothesis that humans require much larger amounts of Vitamin C for optimal health than is necessary to prevent scurvy. He introduced Linus Pauling to Vitamin C and is recognised within orthomolecular medicine as one of its founders. His research provided additional scientific background for the clinical results of megadose ascorbate treatments claimed by his contemporary, Dr. Frederick Robert Klenner. Both Linus Pauling and Albert Szent-Györgyi wrote forewords to The Healing Factor endorsing his ideas

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