On the trail of metamedicine, 1978.


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On the trail of metamedicine

The medical report left no doubt: tumor trunci cerebri. The patient was sagging, had double vision, headaches, difficulty swallowing... The slightest movement was followed by torpor....

In 1962, the professor wrote a letter to her father:
"... I wish to inform you that Mrs. M. is still in the X-ray Department (...).
Unfortunately, I can't say anything comforting about the whole ordeal (...) the disease, unfortunately, is progressing and, although slowly, the disease symptoms are steadily increasing..."

They intensified to such an extent that the patient, already completely helpless, was placed in an institution run by nuns. The headaches continued unabated, double vision made any activity impossible, especially reading and writing, and Mrs. M. was a young researcher. Hope had deserted everyone; the malignant brain tumor portended the worst possible future.
Doctor of veterinary sciences - Tadeusz Podbielski then treated her with his "cobalt preparation," a drug made from so-called micronutrients.
Already soon there was a slight improvement

In 1963, Professor S. wrote again to the father of the sick patient: "(,,,) I inform you that on 9 bm. I examined your daughter, Mrs. M. I must say at once that her condition is now clearly better (...). I suppose that the whole disease, is multiple sclerosis (MS), and not a tumor case. If it were a tumor, my daughter's condition would be worse now, not better than it was last May (...)"

Indeed, it turned out that it was not a malignant brain tumor; Mrs. M. suffered from MS. But in both cases she was doomed to die. Dr. Podbielski prolonged her life. He prolonged her life, but did not condemn her to vegetation, to lying in bed, with complete loss of the ability to move, read, write...She began to recover, took up scientific work. In 1968, the Institute of History of the Polish Academy of Sciences published her habilitation dissertation, "The Chronicle of Peter of Duisburg," which was sponsored by Professor Manteuffel. On the first page of the thick, dark cover of the published book is a dedication: "To the Honorable Doctor Tadeusz Podbielski - a grateful patient."

The first medical diagnosis turned out to be wrong, the second was not. However, the diagnosis in this case is not the most important thing; both the malignant brain tumor and multiple sclerosis do not promise recovery. But it must have been puzzling by then that Dr. Podbielski's "miracle drug" caused - no, not total healing - that was impossible! - but such an intense strengthening of the organism that the devastated and initially helpless woman proved capable of writing a difficult habilitation thesis, and spent the gifted years of her life actively, physically and mentally fully fit.

Dr. Podbielski's preparation is based mainly on so-called micronutrients. In connection with an interview given by Dr. Podbielski to a Soviet journalist, Prof. J. Vienchikov stated in the pages of "Izvestia": "For the preservation of the normal functioning of the organism, a small amount of micronutrients is usually needed, but with illnesses the need for micronutrients increases. Hence the conclusion: why not use micronutrients for medicinal purposes?"

Papers of the dead

The press wrote about Dr. Podbielski more than once : "Głos Wielkopolski" in 1966 - "Who are you, Dr. P?" , "Polityka" in 1975 - "Landscape with a two-headed man". Józefa Radzymińska, in a magazine intended for the foreign Polish community, gave her article an enthusiastic title: "Thousands of people owe him their health and lives." Was there exaggeration and journalistic exaltation in this?
When Dr. Podbielski's name had already circulated half of Poland and a chunk of the world, an interview was requested from the prominent Krakow internist and hematologist, Prof. Julian Aleksandrowicz. It is worth quoting at this point both the journalist's question and the Professor's answer.

" - Not long ago, the press presented the profile of Tadeusz Podbielski, a veterinary doctor who uses micronutrients to treat people, with reportedly good results. What do you think about this subject?

- I am of the opinion that there are no incurable diseases, there is only limited medical knowledge. Aware of this paucity of knowledge, we doctors should not be conceited. Experience drawn from the history of medicine proves that a huge role is played not only by scientific verification, but also by empirical knowledge

Józefa Radzyminska:
- Dr. Podbielski shows me prospectuses coming from Uruguay. A certain pharmacist, named Federico Diaz, is active there. He is the one who crafted the drug, which includes, among other things, precisely cobalt. The drug is recommended in cases of malignant tumors, general weakness, kidney and digestive tract diseases. The doctor is pleased that a distant colleague of his has come to similar conclusions, although he certainly can't yet boast thousands of such radical, remarkable healings as our Polish doctor. The Uruguayan was in trouble with the authorities, who banned him from practicing and treating, as he was only a pharmacist, not a medical doctor, so he created the "Fundation Federico Diaz"; in this way he did not renounce helping the suffering. The authorities capitulated, as sometimes a paragraph must fall silent before a life, especially a saved one..."

Radzymińska's article turned out to be a prophetic one. A few years later, veterinarian Tadeusz Podbielski stood trial in Zielona Gora, because our law does not allow people without the proper credentials to practice medicine. The prosecutor thundered about the social harmfulness of his actions. The defendant defended himself, without the help of a lawyer.

Lots of witnesses were interviewed. Those cured, against whom medicine proved helpless.
The justification for the verdict of acquittal sounded overly interesting:
"(...) The prosecutor's review incorrectly attaches great importance to the study in the file, drawn up by Prof. Dr. Med. Jasinski, who is unable to categorically pronounce that the trace elements used by the accused in the form of cobalt and other trace elements have a detrimental effect on human health. Such a statement cannot be based on a team opinion, for it is clear from the annotation under this opinion that the issue of the use of trace elements and their effects on tumor growth is open and that there are grounds for a scientific examination of veterinarian Podbielski's hypotheses."

And one we had to wait a long time for a scientific study. Too long. Medicine has resisted and it is not clear why?

A peculiar experiment was conducted at a provincial hospital several years ago. People doomed to imminent death, in the last stage of lung cancer, were divided into two groups - some were treated "traditionally," while the others were given Podbielski's preparation. The results of the experiment, although conducted on a small scale, proved encouraging. Patients who took the drug made from micronutrients showed, as the medical statement put it, "greater comfort in survival and death itself." Also interesting is the last statement, regarding the experiment : "The observation time, which is too short, does not allow conclusions on survival."
So the drug has some effective action, even if it consists, only in alleviating the disease process. Does it also have other effects?

Here is the case of Mr. T. Ch. from Warsaw: "In the Bielany hospital ;I was informed that I have a malignant tumor and that a quick operation is necessary to save my life, but the condition to proceed with the operation is my consent to amputate my leg. (...) After a week's stay in the hospital, I left at my own request and began treatment at home. I took Dr. Podbielski's microsols, TP-1 and TP-2, made intensive compresses with TP-2....

A check of the x-rays in April and June showed that the cancer has been stopped in its growth, does not show expansion, and there are even signs of partial retreatment, flooding with new bone tissue. I am not stopping the treatment..."

I recently spoke with Mr. T. Ch. He said that his treatment is still mainly based on Tadeusz Podbielski's drugs. He is working. He has not undergone surgery. It has been several years since his stay in Bielany Hospital, when the decision to amputate was made.

From a letter to Dr. Podbielski:
"After the first follow-up examination in Gliwice, it was ruled that my condition was hopeless. (...) After using your medications for six months, I went to Gliwice for a check-up. My file was searched for among the dead. The doctors found that the disease had completely resolved. After recovering, I took up professional work . I have been working for seven years now...J.K. Świebodzin".
Was there interest in Gliwice in the "miraculous" healing of the patient? Yes, but this interest passed quickly. It's hard to figure out why. Maybe the diagnosis was wrong and in this situation the case was considered too trivial to bother with Podbielski's preparation?
Paradoxical, after all, even in the justification of the court verdict there was a passage talking about the grounds for scientific examination of the veterinarian's hypotheses.

It started with animals

Actually, everything started with animals. Practicing for years, Podbielski observed that there were very significant relationships between the saturation of the land in so-called trace elements and cattle breeding. Where the land was "barren," i.e. poor in trace elements, there was often a phenomenon of dwarfing and languishing of animals. After applying his preparation to them, he himself was surprised by the change that occurred: the animals gained weight and became, in colloquial terms, "exemplary specimens of health."

He began publishing articles on the subject and initially hit no obstacles.
Together with Roman Gąsiorowski and Henryk Rozynek, he conducted an experiment involving the administration of micronutrients to animals suffering from skin papillomatosis. The results were excellent. Within two weeks, the animals showed an improvement in condition and appetite; after 4 weeks, the warts began to dry out, keratinize and crack, and then fall off. After 6 weeks of treatment, only scars remained.
All this, however, applied to animals. Podbielski went further - won't micronutrients also become an effective therapy for humans?

The right composition?

He says of himself: -I am not a miracle worker. I have not invented a sensational drug that will save humanity. My preparation primarily strengthens and immunizes the body. This is what it works on...

General strengthening of the body with micronutrients may already be entering that field of knowledge we call immunology. It is well known that cancer cells are recognized by others as foreign; the same is true of transplants. A peculiar thing: A transplant is sometimes rejected, i.e. the immune response is strong enough not to accept the foreign cell. In the case of cancer, this response is very weak, insufficient to reject the tumor. Thus, the efforts of researchers and scientists go in the direction of strengthening ( in the case of cancer) the immune response in such a way that it rejects it, just as it rejects transplanted tissues or organs.

Of course, the matter is very complicated: skillful control of immune processes involves either strengthening or weakening the immune response. But who knows, maybe micronutrients hold secrets, not yet fully recognized by science and medicine? The case of Mr. T. Ch. I mentioned seems very characteristic, such cases Dr. Podbielski is said to have many. And even if this one was the first and the last, it still deserves attention: medicine should not ignore it.

Perhaps I gave my article an exaggerated title: "On the track of metamedicine." However, it seems to me that Podbielski does not work outside medicine; on the contrary, he fully recognizes it, only sometimes going a little deeper than has been done so far; he introduces micronutrients as a means of strengthening the sick body, but parallel to others used by medicine. It is not a "miracle" drug; micronutrients have long been known to science, as well as their effects on the human body. What has not been established is the correct set of them and the dose that patients can take on a case-by-case basis.
One of Dr. Podbielski's patients was Melchior Wańkowicz. Extremely vital, he was aware of his condition. He asked for two years to live. He lived - three. The dedication on the first page of "Monte Casino" remains:
"To Mr. Tadeusz Podbielski - grateful for three years of kind care - Melchior Wańkowicz".

Secrets of medicine

Prof. Dr. Julian Alexandrovich said in an interview that there are no incurable diseases; there is only limited medical knowledge. This is an affirmation that most scientists would certainly subscribe to. No scientist will deny the existence of something that he himself has not experienced, does not know about, and has not discovered. He can only say that there are hypotheses that need to be tested, investigated, documented.

Medicine sometimes proves helpless.

It seems to constitute that area of knowledge where theory often precedes practice; more - it does not always coincide with that practice. Doctor-patient conflict has existed for centuries. A hidden, subcutaneous, unjustified conflict. Doctors are not miracle workers either. But people threatened with a fatal disease have always looked for help everywhere; hence there has been a field for all kinds of quacks., con artists, charlatans.

However, with medicine still wandering in the dark in many cases, everything should not be pulled under the common denominator of "quackery." There are numerous cases where the patient himself fought off a dangerous disease - no doctor could answer the question of what processes took place in the body, causing the "miraculous" healing.

Let us not delude ourselves; medicine is not at its apogee. Although it has moved forward and freed mankind from many diseases, it is far from the last word. In this situation, everything that raises doubts or, on the contrary, spells sensationalism, often unfounded, requires attention and detailed examination.

I was provoked to write this article by pure coincidence. One of my friends suffers from a serious condition: carcinoma recti. A decision was made at the hospital - surgery. He did not agree. He left the hospital on his own request. For several weeks he has been under the care of Tadeusz Podbielski. The agonizing symptoms of the disease have ceased. He has gained weight. He authorized me to describe the history of his illness.

Since this is a case of several weeks, I do not undertake to make any conclusions. Podbielski himself says he has had several such accidents and the treatment ended successfully.

So - hope?

Lidia Klimczak


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