Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The Essence of Quackery 2- A Blurred Understanding of Vastly Different Dosing

Some interest in cocaine had indeed been rekindled in 1878-79 by reports from North America in which it was claimed that 16 cases of morphine addiction had been successfully treated by injections [sic!!!] of cocaine.  Bentley (1878, 1880), an American physician, published an enthusiastic article on this type of treatment.  A method was then adopted which consisted of injecting 0.1 grams of cocaine every time the patient showed morphine withdrawal symptoms.  This method was apparently adopted by all the private clinics of North America, but it did not give rise to any significant publications until Hammond (1886) and Brower (1886) drew attention to the dangers involved.

p 20 Maier' Cocaine Addiction (Der Kokainismus) translated by Oriana Josseau Kalant

This is a serious problem with 'scholastic' works that frame a given drug as simply one of 'addiction'- altogether neglecting the abuse of the drug as something intrinsic to that drug regardless of the form/mode of administration.

The above quote seriously blurs the distinctions between vastly different modes of cocaine use, and is wrong, as Bentley reported such successes with dilute cocaine in the form of Coca infusions- with isolated cocaine suitable for injections not even commercially available until 1884 or 1885!


From the book by Joseph Kennedy, Coca Exotica:
In July of 1878, Bentley was called to a house somewhere in the hills of Kentucky; when he arrived there, he was astonished to find a tenth of an acre in opium poppies (Papaver somniferium). The lady of the house, a forty year old widow, confessed to the doctor that she had been an opium eater for quite some time, consuming about a half pound of the drug a year. Bentley says: “I persuaded here to give up the habit. She declared that she could not. She agreed, however, to try, so I sent her one pound of the fluid extract of coca to begin with. When used up, she sent for half the quantity, stating that she thought it would complete the cure. I sent her one half pound. She sent me her opium crop that winter, with the message that the medicine had cured her.

The medicine Bentley prescribed for her was the fluid extract of coca manufacture red by Parke Davis and Company in Detroit, Michigan. The preparation they offered was standardized in the United States Pharmacopoeia, 6th to 8th editions (1880—90), and contained 0.5 grams of coca alkaloids per one hundred cubic centimeters of solution. Of course, cocaine was one of those alkaloids contained in the fluid extract, but according to Bentley’s recommended dose (1 drachm of fluid extract when the desire for whiskey or opium is quite urgent), a patient would only consume .0185 grams (slightly more then 1/200 of a gram) of cocaine per dose, and even then it would automatically be taken in conjunction with coca’s natural complement of other alkaloids; because it was prescribed to be drunk, this solution would necessarily have to pass through the liver and kidneys. In these two important respects the use of the fluid extract closely resembled the Indian method of taking the drug, a procedure proven harmless by centuries of use. It is also interesting to note that one would have to take 13.5 one drachm doses of Parke Davis fluid extract just to get the amount of cocaine alkaloid consumed daily by an average Peruvian Indian. This is based upon Hanna’s study that estimates the average Indian digests approximately 0.25 grams of cocaine a day by normal coca use.
This would be akin to condemning caffeine, and thus Coffee, by taking ultra concentrated doses of caffeine by injection, and stupidly assuming that made caffeine in coffee unacceptably dangerous.

It represents an extremely poor - blurred understanding of cocaine adopted in medicine, particularly within the field of anesthesiology as injected cocaine was used as a nerve block.  It alas plagues medical schools and the medical profession to this very day.

This sort of sloppiness is also unfortunately rampant with too many historians.



Wednesday, May 21, 2014

The Essence of Quackery- 1929 Quote

from Strategic Suicide: The Birth of the Modern American Drug War by Dan Russell   p 86
[Within the U.S.A.] Tobacco kills 400,000 Americans a year. Alcohol kills 150,000.  Cars kill 20,000.  All illegal drugs combined kill 6,000 [0 due to MJ], and almost all of these deaths are due not to pharmacology, but to the effects of Prohibition, such as poisonous adulteration, ignorance, combination with alcohol or the unavailability of whole herbs.  The hysteria about "drugs" is completely artificial, politico-economic.  Tobacco leaf, another traditional shamanic herb, is far more dangerous than coca leaf, opium sap or marijuana leaves and flowers, and yet I can smoke it till I drop.

Commercial medicine, as opposed to compassionate medicine, is willing to torture all of Peru, and all of Los Angeles, forever, rather than admit that coca leaf is a safe, healthful chew and tea.  ... Instead we got The Saturday Evening Post, in 1929, joyfully reporting that:
"Seventy five [75] years ago, there were no drugs to relieve headaches and similar pains, except dangerous dangerous, habit-forming opiates.  Now, there are a wide rage of relatively harmless drugs, such as coal-tar derivatives."
Since isolated coal tar derivatives can't be grown in anyone's garden, their permutations can be patented.  Thats why they're "safe"
This is but the tip of the iceberg of the human costs of the legislative-medical quackery that denies Genesis 'use the herbs of the earth' in favor of the mental sorcery of fear blinding us to how we have created our very problems, by for instance viewing cocaine so differently than caffeine and nicotine.

That's some medical profession;
and some U.S. Congress in 1914

... there are tens of thousands of people in the United States who die every year from the excessive use of cigarettes;    and yet I find Senators still pulling away at the cigarette as though t were a perfectly harmless thing. I believe the Senator will agree with me that there are many thousands of people who die from what is called tobacco cancer, a cancerous growth affecting the throat from overuse of cigars; and we find perhaps 60 percent of the Senators pulling away at the cigar as unconcerned as though no one were dying as a result of these cigars... U.S. Congress, Senator Porter James McCumber (R) North Dakota, August 15, 1914

Cigarette upturns cir. the U.S. 1906, 1914 & 1937 unconstitutional infringements upon freedom of medicine and diet

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

What Is Versus How Things Are Mis-Perceived: The Intellectual Dynamics of Jesuitry

The Crime of Mercantilism (crony or perverted capitalism);
The Jesuitical Distraction of the focus upon the supposed villain of 'Capitalism'

Petroleum versus Alcohol and Other Fuels

Tobacco/nicotine-Coffee/caffeine versus Coca/cocaine, Iboga/Ibogaine and Other Stimulants

The Jesuitical focus upon "cars" and "roads" or "drugs"
while neglecting matters as alternative technologies

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

German Secret Wonder Weapon Technology Used in 911

April 1, 2014:  Holograms with mass - matter manipulator/replicator or 'reconstitutor' - precursor to Star Trek replicator-transporter technology, designed by German scientists in underground flying saucer underground base beneath the Owl Mountains in Lower Silesia near current junction of Germany, Czechia and Poland, used in 911 to create the 'planes' that flew into the WTC Twin Towers complete with fuel, and to dematerialize portions of the buildings' core to facilitate their collapse.

This technology, combined with time travel capability to restore- 'reconstitute' things that had been destroyed.  For instance, lost libraries such as the Polish archives destroyed by Nazi forces in late 1944.  Hence this device would be the ultimate German wonder weapon to so bring back the physical things destroyed in wars.  As well as a changer of the world's economy, for instance drilling and mining obsolete by such matter replication, and of course as such things as gold.

Plus dairy and meat production.