Back in 1915, a French surgeon, Prof. Pierre Delbet,MD, was looking for a solution to cleanse wounds, because he had found out that the traditional antiseptic solutions actually mortified tissues and facilitated the infection instead of preventing it.
tested several mineral solutions and discovered that a Magnesium Chloride solution was not only harmless for tissues, but it had also a great effect over leucocytic activity and phagocytosis; so it was perfect for external wounds treatment.
Dr.Delbet performed a lot of "in vitro" and "in vivo" experiments with this solution and he
became aware that it was good not only for external applications, but it was also a powerful immuno-stimulant if taken by injections or even by mouth.
called this effect "cytophilaxis".
In some "in vivo" experiments it was able to increase phagocytosis rate up to 300%.
Dr.Delbet serendipitously discovered that this oral solution had also a tonic effect on many people and so became aware that the Magnesium Chloride had an effect on the whole organism.
In a brief time, he
received communications of very good therapeutics effects of this "therapy" from people that were taking Magnesium Chloride for its tonic properties and who were suffering from various ailments.
Prof.Delbet began to closely study the subject and verified that the Magnesium Chloride solution was a very good therapy for a long list of diseases.
obtained very good results in: colitis, angiocholitis and cholecystitis in the digestive apparatus; Parkinson's Disease, senile tremors and muscular cramps in the nervous system; acne, eczema, psoriasis, warts, itch of various origins and chilblains in the skin.
There was a strengthening of hair and nails, a good effect on diseases typical of the aged (impotency, prostatic hypertrophy, cerebral and circulatory troubles), and on diseases of allergic origin (hay-fever, asthma, urticaria and anaphylactic reactions).
Then Prof.Delbet began to investigate the relationship between Magnesium and Cancer.
After a lot of clinical and experimental studies, he
found that Magnesium Chloride had a very good effect on prevention of cancer and that it was able to cure several precancerous conditions: leucoplasia, hyperkeratosis, chronic mastitis, etc.
Epidemiological studies confirmed Delbet's views and demonstrated that the regions with soil more rich in magnesium had less cancer incidence, and vice versa.
In experimental studies, the Magnesium Chloride solution was also able to slow down the course of cancer in laboratory animals.
wrote two books, "Politique Preventive du Cancer" (1944) and "L'Agriculture et la SantÃ©" (1945), in which he
ideas about cancer prevention and better living.
The first is a well documented report of all his
studies on Magnesium Chloride.
In 1943 another French doctor, A.Neveu
,MD, used the Magnesium Chloride solution in a case of diphteria to reduce the risks of anaphylactic reaction due to the anti-diphteric serum that he
was ready to administer.
great surprise, when the next day the laboratory results confirmed the diagnosis of diphteria, the little girl was completely cured, before he
could use the serum.
credited the immuno-stimulant activity to the solution for this result, and he
tested it in some other diphteric patients.
All the patients were cured in a very short time (24-48 hours), with no after-effects.
As Magnesium Chloride has no direct effect on bacteria (i.e.it is not an antibiotic ), Neveu thought that its action was aspecific, immuno-enhancing, so it could be useful, in the same manner, also against viral diseases.
began to treat some cases of poliomyelitis, and had the same wonderful results.
was very excited and tried to divulge the therapy, but he
ran into a wall of hostility and obstructionism from "Official Medicine".
Neither Neveu or Delbet (who was a member of the Academy of Medicine) was able to diffuse Neveu's extraordinary results.
In more recent years other physicians (and I among these) have verified many of Delbet's
applications and have tried the therapy in other pathologies: asthmatic acute attack, shock, tetanus (for these the solution is administered by intravenous injection); herpes zoster, acute and chronic conjunctivitis, optic neuritis, rheumatic diseases, many allergic diseases, spring- asthenia and Cronic Fatigue Syndrome (even in cancer it can be an useful adjuvant.
I believe I still have the original pamphlets from Dr. Neveau & Dr. Delbet(written in french).