Originally Posted by Chicharronita
It was good enough for the medical journal, and good enough for him to talk about it at an AMA meeting.
In any case the vitamin C worked, and with no "side" effects. Unlike vaccines.
Okay - so this "cure", in which 60 patients, only 15 of whom were proved to have polio in the first place, got better during the normal recovery window for mild polio, had no side effects? Really? You believe this guy? Were they using a special different vitamin C in 1948 that didn't cause diarrhea? Note that this man writes off vomiting after the oral administration of vitamin C as "not a side effect"?
I don't care if it was good enough for a medical journal in 1948. Standards have improved since that time.
Furthermore, statements made in this paper (like "In developing this paper it was felt that, since all virus infections were more or less akin, only one of this family would be considered in detail.") are now known to be not true. I don't know why you're treating it as anything but an interesting historical artifact, because that's what it is.