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Kala Health MSM Pure | The History of MSM
In the late 1950s, Dr. Stanley Jacob, head of transplantation research at the University of Oregon Medical School, encountered a sulfur compound known as dimethylsulfoxide-DMSO-while trying to find a way to freeze organic tissue without damaging it.
While working with DMSO in the lab, he found that its medical use extended far beyond that of a cryoprotective agent.
It showed analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties and promise as a skin-penetrating agent.
Dr. Jacob hypothesized that DMSO would reduce pain when put over the location of an injury or localized bone or tissue illness.
began testing it in his
laboratory, and eventually started using it to successfully treat patients in his
clinic who suffered from unresolved arthritis, bursitis, tendinitis, and other conditions.
In 1963, he
reported it to the meeting of the American College of Surgeons
, and before long, DMSO was on the front page of The New York Times
, touted as "the most exciting thing in medicine.
Under the cover of this state law, Dr. Stanley Jacob
, who, along with fellow researchers at the University of Oregon Medical School
had continued his
research of DMSO's
medical applications, was allowed to continue treating patients at his
clinic, with continued success.
In 1980, Mike Wallace of the CBS television show 60 Minutes decided to follow a California housewife named Sandy Sherrick as she
sought DMSO treatment at Dr. Jacob's
clinic for sever chronic whiplash and nerve damage that she
had sustained in a car crash two years earlier.
Wallace and his
camera crew followed Sandy Sherrick as she
received several days of intravenous treatment with DMSO
and visited her
house months afterwards to learn that she
was still pain free without medication, and that she
had returned to her
normal activities for the first time since her
By this time, researchers had broken DMSO
down into its components and had found that its major metabolite, DMSO2, was what provided its pain relieving and anti-inflammatory properties, along with other benefits.
Dimethyl sulfone (DMSO2) is also known as methylsulfonylmethane, generally abbreviated to MSM
colleagues at the University of Oregon School of Medicine
pursued their research of MSM
and found that it was a highly promising molecule on its own, with the same benefits that had made DMSO popular, but without its unpleasant fishlike odor and taste, making it far more palatable for regular use.
Benefits of DMSO
Publisher's permission obtained to display Chapter-6 DMSO - The Persecuted Drug - Dr. Stanley Jacob [from the book Politics In Healing by Daniel Haley]
6. DSMO - The Persecuted Drug - Dr. Stanley Jacob
This is also the story of a mild-mannered scientist (Dr Stanley Jacob) who challenged the law and defied the officials and their police in a soul-searing struggle to make the drug available wherever there is life.
Dr. Stanley Jacob
says within the first few hours is best and intravenously is better than oral, but oral works too.
gets into the body either daubed on the skin, given I.V., or by mouth, it permeates the body and crosses the brain barricr, so even taken orally it can improve circulation.
One man who had a stroke at 7:30 AM refused to go to the hospital until after his
wife had spoken with Dr. Stanley Jacob
, which didn't happen until 6:30 PM.
Starting at 7 PM the day of the stroke, she
gave him one ounce of 50% DMSO
in a little orange juice every 15 minutes for two hours and then every half hour for two hours.
The next day, her
husband was better and soon returned to normal.
first has given DMSO
intravenously to people who were already paralyzed - paraplegics - and little by little they regained use of limbs.
or check out this 5 minute video interview with Dr. Stanley W. Jacob
Realizing there could be medical possibilities in DMSO, in 1961 Herschler got permission from his superiors to check with the University of Oregon Medical School in Portland, and was introduced to Stanley Jacob.
Dr. Stanley Jacob
, brilliant graduate (in surgery) of Harvard Medical School
and professor of surgery on the faculty of the University of Oregon Medical School
, had published 40 papers in prestigious medical journals before he
heard of DMSO
Holder of numerous academic and professional honors, he
was already a pioneer.
Heart transplants were still the stuff of science fiction in 1961, but even then Jacob
associates were getting puppy hearts to beat in mature dogs for several days, and he
was looking for ways to preserve them.
found it in DMSO
, which is now used worldwide for storage of organ transplants.
After hearing about DMSO
from Robert Herschler, Jacob
painted some on his arm and within moments became aware of its oysterish taste in his mouth.
As Pat McGrady put it, DMSO
"was to change Stanley Jacob's
life and what he learned about it was to change the lives of many others and had the capacity to change many more".
and Herschler devised numerous experiments, one showing that mice which had sustained burns were more comfortable after being daubed with DMSO
on one side and see what happens", Jacob
Someone complained to Dr. Jacob
of a splitting headache and gave him permission to apply some DMSO
after hearing of its capabilities.
The headache was gone in minutes, came back in four hours, and left for good after DMSO
was applied a second time.
Used for one purpose, sometimes it did another; put on a cold sore, within a few hours it cleared up a woman's sinusitis.
A woman who had had a stroke found after DMSO
was painted on her
painful jaw that she
could now write with her
paralyzed hand and could walk better.
found that it could also suppress inflammation.
"Because it doesn't hurt anymore", she
was very cheap, Herschler told Jacob
Impressed with what he was seeing but wanting someone skeptical to play devil's advocate, Dr. Jacob sought out Dr. Edward Rosenbaum, a physician in private practice in Portland.
Rosenbaum did not pay much attention until a patient with severe bursitis started laughing, proclaiming his
pain gone 15 minutes after his
shoulder was painted with DMSO
Another colleague poopooed DMSO
until after one of his
bursititis patients had recovered via the chemical.
then declared that obviously the case must have been misdiagnosed - and asked if he
should buy some stock in Crown Zellerbach
(which produced DMSO).
In 1963, Dr. Jacob
and Robert Herschler submitted two papers on DMSO
to medical journals.
The patents were requested in the names of Herschler and Jacob
and spelled out the major results seen from DMSO research
, so the news was now public.
The January and March 1964 issues of Northwest Medicine published articles by Jacob
and Rosenbaum on bursitis and arthritis.
This gave some legitimization to DMSO
in scientific circles but stirred up animosity as well among those who resented hearing about DMSO
first in the popular press.
work to the University of Oregon Medical School
faculty, there were a few jeers of "liar, charlatan, quack".
It was hard for many to believe that something as versatile as DMSO
sent a memo describing 20 of his
cases to his
immediate superior and friend, who replied with a note saying "This smacks of Andrew Ivy!
A few months later, the same friend told Jacob
had dreamed the previous night that the DMSO affair had been turned over to the National Academy of Sciences
Then Stan Jacob
A week before he
father said he
had dreamed that Stan
would find some wonderful chemical from wood, and people all over the world would be holding out their hands for it!
The first Dr. Jacob
colleagues knew of the animal tests was on November 10, 1965.
Informed of the tests by Dr. Jacob
and others showing that humans were not experiencing the same lens changes as the three animal species, the FDA
at first seemed to have second thoughts.
Had they overreacted?
less eager to play "gotcha" might have handled the situation quite differently.
Upon receiving the initial lens data, they might have immediately informed the drug companies and Dr. Jacob
and asked them urgently to check if any humans were experiencing the same problems as the animals, which is what Jacob and his
team did anyway, being responsible scientists.
In 1965, the JAMA printed an article by Dr. Jacob
trouble has only been with the FDA
, not the AMA.
The JAMA has never turned down one of his
articles, and he
regularly writes its book reviews.
On November 9, 1965, a top FDA official told Dr. Jacob
had it on good authority that the Symposium would never be held, not explaining that he
would announce the DMSO
ban the next day.
Dr. Chauncey Leake of the University of California Medical Center, who had agreed to chair the Symposium, told Dean Baird, Dr. Jacob's superior at the Medical School, that he'd been asked to drop plans for the symposium on the grounds that it would be embarrassing for both the drug companies and the FDA.
Baird also told Jacob
that Crown Zellerbach
, unused to such controversy, had urged him to call off the symposium.
I heard of Dr Jacob
and went to visit him...
McGrady noted that "scores of scientists confirmed the majority of claims Jacob
had made... Distinguished scientists clustered around him and congratulated him for what some called a classical contribution to science and medicine".
The very significant fact that DMSO
would cross the blood brain barrier had been evident from Dr. Jacob's early research.
Pat McGrady once asked Dr. Stanley Jacob
who would gain the most from DMSO
Here is Dr. Jacob's
"Quadraplegia is the saddest thing that happens to people.
It occurs most often to the young and healthy, to soldiers fighting our wars, to youngsters driving, to athletes in personal contact games.
As a quadraplegic, you lie in bed, a total vegetable.
Your mind functions but you cannot pass urine or have a bowel movement without help... So many of them eventually say to me 'Dr.
, I couldn't even commit suicide'.
told McGrady about one such patient, a case where he was called in almost immediately following an accident.
Grey Keinsley of Littleton, Colorado, is the one-time quadraplegic mentioned earlier by Dr. Jacob
, who went on to college and to ajob in a bank.
His mother told McGrady that Dr. Jacob
not only did not charge for his services, but paid bills for extensive medical examinations which were done in Colorado.
has seen two quadraplegic patients recover completely when DMSO
was started within one hour after the accident.
In 1971, Squibb Pharmaceutica
MSM Information and Products
MSM (Methyl Sulfonyl Methane) was isolated by Robert Herschler and Dr. Stanley Jacob of the University of Oregon Medical School in the early 80's.
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DMSO (dimethyl sulfoxide) - Dr. Stanley Jacob of the University of Oregon Medical School discovered that DMSO relieved burn pains and prevented scar tissue formation.
He published his results in 1963 - and from then on DMSO usage and experimentation spread like wildfire.
Dr. Stanley Jacob MD, the " ...
Dr. Stanley Jacob MD, the " Father of DMSO", researched DMSO for decades, and written several books about it.
DMSO was first reported in 1963 by Stanley Jacob, M.D. of the University of Oregon Medical School, former head of the organ transplant program at Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland.
claimed that DMSO
could penetrate skin and produce local analgesia, decrease pain, and promote healing of injured tissue.
According to Jacob
, more than 40,000 articles on its chemistry have appeared in scientific journals, which, in conjunction with thousands of laboratory studies, provide strong evidence of a wide variety of remarkable properties.