DREYFUS MEDICAL FOUNDATION CONFERENCE ON PHT WITH FDA

February 22 and 23, 1972

 

Tuesday, February 22
10:00 a.m.

Background

Early evidence

Institutional studies (with reference to both crime and problems within the institutions):

Worcester County Jail Study (double-blind)

Lyman School for Boys (Juvenile Delinquents)

Patuxent Institution

 
1:00 p.m. Lunch
2:00 p.m.

Basic mechanisms of action of PHT:

Effect on hyperexcitable nerve cell

Suppression of post-tetanic potentiation

Stabilization of membrane

Regulatory effect on sodium and potassium

Resistance to anoxia

Increase of energy compounds in brain (glucose, ATP, and creatine phosphate)

Stabilizing effects on labile diabetes

Cerebral and coronary vessel dilatation

Protection against digitalis toxicity

Protection against cortisone toxicity

Other antitoxic effects of interest: DDT,  cyanide, alloxan, radiation,  etc.

 
3:15 p.m. Coffee and Discussion

3:30 p.m.

“The Broad Range of Use of PHT”

Review of thought, mood, and behavior disorders (1938-1971)

Discussion

 
5:00 p.m. Recess
7:30 p.m. Dinner
   
Wednesday, February 23
9:00 a.m.

Review of “The Broad Range of Use of PHT”

Symptoms and disorders for which PHT  effectiveness has been reported

Discussion of cardiac uses

Brief review of other somatic disorders

Alcoholism and drug addiction

Safety and toxicology

 
10:15 a.m. Coffee
10:30 a.m.

The effects of PHT on overthinking, anger, fear, and related emotions

The One-Hour test

 
11:30 a.m. Recent work reporting therapeutic benefits of PHT in glaucoma, steroid myopathy, hostility in chronic psychotics, violence, radiation, shock lung, asthma, digitalis toxicity, and hypertension
 
12:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m.

PHT’s value is based on the combination of many factors:

Broad range of effectiveness

Rapidity of action

Beneficial “side effects”

Not addictive

Not a sedative at therapeutic doses

Safety established by long period of use

How PHT has been overlooked

Discussion

 
 4:00 p.m. Conference ends

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