DMSO is a well-studied healing compound, but virtually unknown to the public. Why?
Technically it’s known as dimethyl sulphoxide, and its physiological properties were accidentally discovered well before its medical applications were researched in the 1960s and publicized in the 1970s. It soon became a controversial cancer treatment or adjunct to chemotherapy that is now mostly suppressed in the USA.
Russian scientist Alexander Zaytsev discovered DMSO as an industrial solvent by oxygenating dimethyl sulfide. Yet it was around 100 years later that Dr. Stanley Jacob at the Oregon Health and Science University Medical School discovered highly purified DMSO could penetrate skin and organ membranes without damaging them.
Then in the 1970s, even mainstream media was reporting DMSO as a promising safe and highly effective curing agent for several maladies. There were studies demonstrating DMSO’s ability as a powerful adjunct for orthodox chemo therapies and even a promising natural solution for curing cancer by itself. In the 1970s CBS “60 Minutes” aired a feature highlighting the work of Dr. Stanley Jacob.
Dr. Jacob earned his Medical Degree from Ohio State University in 1948, graduating cum laude. He also completed a Research Fellowship at Harvard Medical School from December 1950 – September 1952. He went on to teach surgery at Harvard Medical School.
In 1982 Dr. Jacob was a defendant in a Federal conspiracy trial for allegedly participating in a “scheme to gain Government approval of dimethyl sulfoxide, popularly known as DMSO.” The jury was deadlocked and the judge dismissed the case as a “mistrial.”
But since the publicity in the 1970s and 1980s, interest has waned to the point of inexpensive DMSO’s disappearing from even the alternative health movement’s webscape.
That’s unfortunate. Here’s why it’s almost disappeared from public awareness and why it should be brought up again.
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