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Jack Dreyfus, founder of the hugely successful Dreyfus Fund, discovered that a medicine (phenytoin) was very successful in treating his severe depression. This book is a story of Dreyfus' extraordinary life, his discovery of phenytoin (PHT), and a testament to his ceaseless effort to make the truth known to people in this country and around the world.
This book includes the amazing story of Jack's remarkable life, and the clinical section of The Broad Range of Use of Phenytoin. Phenytoin has been reported in the world medical literature to be useful for over seventy symptoms and disorders.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 6.5" Height: 8.5" Weight: 1.45 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 2000
Publisher Lantern Books
ISBN 193005114X ISBN13 9781930051140
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Good Drugs and Bad Drugs Apr 8, 2006
As a medical researcher I found the information contained very helpful. This substance appears to exhibit some powerful bioregulation qualities. In particular I am interested in the life extention implications it may have.
This is an example of what I would call a "Beneficial Drug" Side effects mentioned appear to be limited to high epileptic dosage.
The Author must be commended for the self sacrifice He endured bringing this unbelievable resource to us.
Eric Lloyd Tampa Fla
Reads like the diary of a madman??? Nov 15, 2005
It's quite clear who is the "madman" here - or who otherwise has their own agenda???
I find it interesting that Jack Dreyfus had his own severe anxiety / depression / insomnia cured almost immediately by use of Dilantin. I find it even more interesting that Mr. Dreyfus is STILL going strong at age 92 (yes, he turned 92 this year).
And yet, Mr. Dreyfus is "not a well man"? I also found this quote interesting:
"He proceeded to use his money to bully doctors and government officials into promoting Dilatin for every condition under the sun."
In reading and re-reading his books, I have found absolutely no evidence of such maneuverings as claimed by that quote. Instead what was found time and time again was a bureaucratic indiffference to detailed examination of a medication - simply due to the primary fact that its patent had expired and huge fortunes could no longer be made by a solitary pharmaceutical company.
Either "davidb321us" did not actually read this entire book - or is in fact one of those in the "medical profession" (I note that he did not specifically say that he was a doctor) whose very attitude has stonewalled legitimate extensive testing and education regarding this clearly remarkable medication. What is even more ironic is that most educated people today know that most people in the medical profession obtain a significant amount of their "education" of pharmaceuticals from drug company sales reps (whose agenda is clearly to push the latest patented versions of whatever the "flavor-of-the-month" happens to be).
Finally, Jack Dreyfus - nor ANY of his organizations - have ANY financial interest in Dilantin (PHT) in any form whatsoever. And his ongoing foundation (the Dreyfus Medical Foundation)? It is strictly a charitable medical organization.
Interesting Book by a Passionate Believer! Aug 26, 2005
Jack Dreyfus is clearly a true believer in Dilantin. Americans have unfortunately been following the advice of the AMA and taking pharmaceutical company's money making drugs. No country is more overmedicated while at the same time improperly medicated. Jack's book addresses these issues.
Interesting and passionate, he gives endless examples of Dilantin improving the quality of people's lives. It is a great example of experiencing the benefits of something, researching it further, and then trying to tell the world of its benefits.
Interesting and worth reading!
Try it before you speak Nov 20, 2004
I've read a few reviews of this book, many laudatory, and a few nasty attacks from medical professionals (see:"davidb321us" and "kohoutekdriver8").
Most of the reviews, save one, fail a crucial test: did the reviewer have a positive experience with dilantin from which they could base their assessment of the usefulness of Dreyfuss' work?
I pass that test. I can feel my chronic, endogenous depression lifting within 15 minutes of taking 100mg of dilantin. Others can see me sitting blankly staring off into space, and then cheerfully talking and moving about the business of my life. This is the first drug that has had this effect on me. I love it, from first-hand knowledge.
In an advertising culture, personal testimonials are always suspect. And in medicine, the true causes for life-changing healings are frequently dismissed as "anecdotal evidence" by the heavy-handed dogmatism of doctors when those reporting the changes are few in number or doing things that aren't within the "medical church of acceptibility".
My answer to such skepticism if to offer the best scientific explanation (that I have been able to piece together from my own readings) to explain how dilantin "cures" endogenous depression. SPECT brain scans show that a lot of depression can be visualized as inflammation and increased blood flow in the deep limbic system of the brain. This means that neurons are being overstimulated there. Dilantin is an electrical membrane stabilizer. It stops excessive firing of neurons, via sodium and calcium channel blocking, which is why it is effective in epilepsy. Adding these two facts together makes it is easy to see how dilantin can cure depression by "calming down" the deep limbic system. While I haven't seen before and after SPECT brain scans to prove this, it is a very good rational explanation supported by many known facts.
Point being, there is a lot of evidence to support Dreyfuss' contention that dilantin is useful for deep depression: a plausible neurobiological explanation exists, twenty first-hand case reports of cures -- Dreyfuss' positive experience with himself, six other friends, 11 prison inmates, and my positive response to dilantin along with one other this site reviewer's.
Given this, a careful reader can conclude that Dreyfuss' book is a charitable piece of brilliance.
He lucked out bigtime.
It seems to me that medical professionals who take pot shots at Dreyfuss aren't reviewing the data (see: "davidb321us"). And if you want to denigrate the man, call him obsessive, not egotistical.
Why would an egoist spend hundreds of thousands of his own dollars to bring potentially life-saving (and CHEAP) therapeutic information to millions of health professionals and suffering humans?
Medicine is all about money and ego in America. I suspect that the medical reviewers who poo-pooed Dreyfuss' account prefer to prescribe more expensive drugs whose patents haven't expired for the multitudinous ailments dilantin has been shown effective for.
They are also likely threatened by someone "not in the club" offering useful additions to the human fund of medical knowledge.
Beware the fountain of knowledge that you drink from.
This is one fountain that springs pure, though.
Use your independent judgement, drink deep and see for yourself.
A Remarkable Medice Has Been Overlooked Aug 7, 2002
As a psychologist for 30 years, I found this book fascinating and well thought out. For anyone suffering depression, I strongly suggest they read the book and make their own decisions regarding Dilantin.