Dear Dr Fonorow::
Your report on Chronic Scurvy in Nexus New Times Jan-Feb 2006 is very good and important. You are properly concerned with the lack of attention given to Dr Pauling's excellent work. One of the reasons is that his basic clinical work has been ignored by Med Line as he published it first in our journal the Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine. Even the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science Washington refused to publish his clinical material. This is based on the foolish view that he did not have an MD. The fact is that he had nearly 40 PhD and DSc's and other honors was ignored. Therefore, as Med Line has consistently refused to abstract our journal, his original reports are relatively unknown. I consider this policy of Med Line unforgivable and have been for the past 35 years trying to change their minds. The debate as been taken up by Andrew Saul and Dr S. Hickey, and they are both doing a fantastic job of creating pressure against Med Line policy.
As an example a scientist at a US University found that there was a problem with schizophrenic brains in transforming tryptophan into NAD. I had originally suggested this many years ago. But this work remained unknown and when I pointed this out to the scientist she apologized but it was not her fault. It was Med Lines fault which has deliberately done its best to prevent this keep information from world scientists. This must come to an end.
It occurs to me that you and your web site might look into this. Because it does explain why hs work is not better known. and is not entirely due to the ill will and stupidity of the establishment. They are ignorant too and Med Line helps keep them ignorant.
I told Dr. Hoffer that we are willing to do whatever we can do to help, perhaps even establishing an "Alt" Medline to catalog orthomolecular