Conclusion and Personal Note

 

“Truth is a precious thing and should be used sparingly.”—Mark Twain

 

I have squandered a good deal of this precious commodity in writing this material—my supply is low—and it is time to conclude. With the completion of A Remarkable Medicine Has Been Overlooked, I will have done what I can to communicate the facts about PHT. The Dreyfus Medical Foundation is going out of the communications business. It is not that we have lost interest, but to continue to argue the case for PHT would be counterproductive. This is a matter for others now.

Duplicates of the Foundation’s extensive files on PHT are herewith offered to the federal government. Access to these files will continue to stay in the field of PHT and hopes, selectively, to sponsor research in new areas. Thank you if you have read some of this material. And the best of everything to you. As for me, I am going to get in a rowboat and float upstream.

 

Foundation Changes

 

In 1976, with mutual understanding our scientific Director, Dr. Samuel Bogoch retired and returned to his personal interests in the field of scientific research. I thanked him for his fine assistance and his invaluable help with our bibliographies. And I thank him again. An ever-increasing amount of medical studies were being published around the world. Our excellent librarian, Vivian McDermott, and her assistants continued to collect this literature. Soon it was obvious that another bibliography was necessary.

In 1984, Dr. Barry Smith, an outstanding neurosurgeon, joined the Foundation as Scientific Director. The PHT story appealed to Barry’s heart and he’s been an extremely hard worker. With his help a third bibliography, The Broad Range of Clinical Use of Phenytoin, was written—3,100 medical references. It was sent to all the physicians in the U.S. (508,000), along with A Remarkable Medicine Has Been Overlooked.

 

Something Personal

 

I’ll conclude with something personal. My life has been incredibly lucky or, as suggested by the Reporting Angel, interfered with from above. I’ve had the fortune to have many happy avocations: golf, tennis, bridge, gin rummy, horse handicapping, race horses, and management in the field of racing. In business there has been advertising and marketing, Wall Street research, and making a great amount of money. And then something far more important happened. I got out of a depression, by finding that a great drug had been overlooked. This gave me a unique privilege—to spend my money, and the last thirty-five years of my life, trying to get the information to the rest of humanity. I can’t imagine a nicer life. I thank God for it.

 

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