Tainted by scarcity, 1974.


Alexander Zaczynski


I read R. Kowalewski's article (POLITYKA 25) greedily. The issue of "deficiency contamination," that is, deficiencies in the soil, in water, in plants of the so-called micronutrients needed for human and animal life, has been known to me for several years, i.e. since I met Dr. Tadeusz Podbielski, a veterinarian in Miedzyrzecz (Zielona Gora Province). He was the one who noticed that in certain villages in the Międzyrzecz district people were unhealthy, weak, sluggish, cows did not give milk, and cattle in general weighed half of what they should. He gave the feed to be tested and found that it lacked cobalt and copper. He prepared the appropriate liquid mixtures, which were rained on people and cattle. The effects were downright miraculous: people recovered, cows began to give milk, animals gained weight. The preparation was administered to cancer patients, who were discharged from the hospital as incurable, and in a number of cases there was improvement or complete recovery. After enthusiastic reports about the miracle-worker from Miedzyrzecz appeared in the press, the doctor's house began to be invaded from all over Poland by hundreds of people a day, begging for healing. The case was taken up by the authorities, and the prosecutor implemented an investigation against the doctor, but it was discontinued for lack of features of a crime. The micronutrients given to the people turned out to be harmless to health.

Dr. Podbielski did not want to become a "miracle worker" (he was still a veterinary surgeon at the time - he got his doctorate just before retirement) and wanted to pass on his discovery to science. Unfortunately, all letters to oncology institutes, specialists and scientists went unheeded. Only Prof. Julian Aleksandrowicz, to whom I reported his discoveries, took an interest in the matter.

Thus, an unknown and humble veterinarian from a small town can have, after the article published in our pages, full satisfaction that his discovery was shown not only to science, but also to the general public.


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