Organotherapy Articles 5

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HUNGER and hypothalamus

         (1952) Download

The Function of the Spleen

         (Hall and Ablahadian 1925) Download

Part of the action of spleen in tuberculosis may be to promote the utilization of lime.  Bayle himself claimed that spleen extract could be made to oppose the tendency toward calcium loss, and research done some years ago under our direction showed that spleen extract is capable of bringing about decisive changes in the blood-calcium level.

The Control of Blood Pressure with Liver Extracts

         (James and Laughton 1925) Download

Cell replacement therapy: helping the brain to repair itself

         (Lindvall and Bjorklund 2004) Download

Extracts of Liver Possessing Blood Pressure Reducing Properties

         (Macdonald 1925) Download

It would therefore appear that these extracts (liver) possess some specific quality which exerts a definite depressor effect upon normal blood pressure in animals and marked hypertension in man.


The Question of Eczema and the Exudative Diathesis

         (von Zumbusch 1927) Download

Some years ago pupils of von Zumbusch showed that the injection of an albumin-free spleen extract, even in small amounts, diminished the number of eosinophils in dermatoses associated with eosinophilis, and that accompanying pruritus was stopped.  A case of generalized desquamative erythrodermia was cured by this method.  Von Zumbusch mentions cases of eczema of ten years’ standing in which spleen extract corrected the condition after every other treatment had failed.

Treatment of Fractures: Further Observations on the use of Splenic Extract

         (Wheeldon 1936) Download

Wheeldon also reports on the use of a spleen extract in forty-five cases of fracture with non-union, in which they were only three failures.  He suggests that spleen therapy in these cases probably acts by increasing calcium retention.  Here, of course, an oral extract was used.


References

(1952). "HUNGER and hypothalamus." Br Med J 1(4761): 752-3. [PMID: 14916132]

Hall, H. A. and E. Ablahadian (1925). "The Function of the Spleen." Cal West Med 23(3): 289–294. [PMID:

James, A. A. and N. B. Laughton (1925). "The Control of Blood Pressure with Liver Extracts." Can. Med. Assn. Jour xv: 701. [PMID:

Lindvall, O. and A. Bjorklund (2004). "Cell replacement therapy: helping the brain to repair itself." NeuroRx 1(4): 379-81. [PMID: 15717041]

Macdonald, W. J. (1925). "Extracts of Liver Possessing Blood Pressure Reducing Properties." Can. Med. Assn. Jour xv: 697. [PMID:

von Zumbusch, L. (1927). "The Question of Eczema and the Exudative Diathesis." Urol. And Cutan. Rev. xxxi: 750. [PMID:

Wheeldon, T. F. (1936). "Treatment of Fractures: Further Observations on the use of Splenic Extract." Surg., Gynec., and Obat ixiii: 761. [PMID: