At the beginning of life, physics and chemistry were entirely isolated, and upon merging, gave rise to cellular life through the formation of the cell. That is, the beginning of life itself. This is the emblem and basis of modern medicine.
With great satisfaction, Doctors Donato Perez Garcia, father and son, present the Cellular Therapy by the Change of the Bio-Physico-Chemical Blood Constants [Properties of the Blood], in the cure of acute poliomyelitis.
According to Marque, this disease already existed since the year 3700 BC. But Heine Medin described it in 1840. In 1865, Prevost described the lesions to the anterior astas [horns] of the medulla. Nadine established the contingence [cause] of the disease, confirming its infectious nature. The disease of Heine Medin is produced by filterable viruses which measure from 10 to 15 millimicrons, the existence of which was demonstrated by Landsteiner and Popper. These viruses are neurotropes, that is they have special affinity to the nervous system, without the form of contagion being perfectly established. Most frequent are through apparently healthy carriers. And also by aborted cases, by those constituted by acute fevers, transitory episodes, without any apparent sign of lesion to the nervous system.
Now then, infantile paralysis logically is a childrenís disease, the maximum frequency being from 1 to 9 years of age. According to Wilson, 87 percent of all patients, based on statistics, 14 thousand cases corresponded to this stage in childhood. In respect to epidemiology, this is decreased, thanks to the Sabin vaccine.
As regards symptomatology, we can divide this in[to] five periods, as per the classical form. To begin with, we have the period of incubation. In the second place, we have the attack, or preparalytic, during which period the diagnosis is fundamental, and the application of our Cellular Therapy is necessary and advisable in order to have a complete cure. After this, in the third place, the period of paralysis occurs. Even in this phase of the disease, the application of our Cellular Therapy is truly positive. At the end of the second week, and sometimes the third week, the period of regression and limitation of the paralysis, or therapeutical period, occurs. This is the last phase of the disease during which the application of our Cellular Therapy is extremely effective to achieve a complete cure. And lastly, we have the period of residual or definite clawed paralysis, and in this period, when the limbs are completely atrophied by poliomyelitis, our Cellular Therapy does not accomplish definite cures, because of the advanced stage of the disease, but does obtain a great recovery of the affected limbs, to the extend of having the patients walk without any orthopedic apparatus, that is, doing it by themselves.
And proudly, as regards the clinical forms which refer to this disease, we present the case of spinal poliomyelitic form, which is the most common. In this case, the muscles of the lower and upper limbs are affected, as well as those of the neck.
We refer to the case of the boy, G.M., 2 years and 2 months of age, with a weight of about 7 kilos and 600 grams, who has been brought to our clinic by his parents on April 22, 1951, with the following description:
During April 18-20 of the same year, the mother noticed something odd in her son, and upon noticing that he was suffering from digestive disorders, accompanied by pain, gave him a laxative, decreased his food, and apparently the boy was well. But on the 21st, the mother noted with horror that he could not move his leg. Even when he was lying down, he couldnít hold it in any position. The mother stated that it just seemed limp.
He is a very thin and pale boy, whining and frightened. The litmus [?] of the left leg is observed. He does not have any cutaneous or tendinous reflexes, even while these were provoked in every form while lying down. Upon raising the left leg, it falls all by itself. After a thorough and exhaustive examination, the dosage of the treatment to be applied was determined.
After a few treatments, we were able to observe with great satisfaction that the reflexes and movements of the abdomen and the other leg were normal. Unfortunately, the parents had to leave the country for reasons of force majeure, and took the child with them. Subsequent treatments thereby being suspended without having been declared as cured.
Two years later, after an untiring search, we located their home and the child to see how he was. And with great satisfaction, as regards our patient, we confirmed that the boy walked, ran, and even jumped like any other child of his age, noting only a slight atrophy of his left leg, undoubtedly due to the failure to duly complete the treatments which the case required and which were suspended for reasons not under our control.
The boy cannot move his left leg, cannot stand by himself, [and] is held by my father who is examining him. Additionally, the child is crying, because some children have pains in their legs. Upon lying down, he can move his right leg. The left one he does not move. He does not have the left cremasteric reflexes; he does have the right ones. The left side rotular [knee-jerk] reflex does not exist. The right side does have it, even though there is hyporeflex [weakness]. Upon percussion it is clearly seen how he extends his leg. The left sole of the foot reflex is diminished, and the same is true of the right. The child cannot sit up by himself, but has to be helped.
Application of the first treatment. In the first injection he has received 10 units of insulin together with Betalin [vitamin B] complex plus 200,000 units of crystallized penicillin. And 35 minutes later, that is during the hypoglycemic moment, when the diminishing of glucose in the blood occurs, there is a cellular membrane permeability which permits the introduction of medication to interior of the cell, under this bio-physico-chemical condition. With another syringe he is injected intravenously with methylene blue, resourcin, and acriflavin, all this dissolved in hypertonic glucose serum at 50%, until completing 20 cubic centimeters. Subsequently the child is given a bit of sugar orally.
The day following the treatment, the boy begins to walk awkwardly, even though he is held by his mother. The difficulty that the child has to stand up and to get around is clearly seen here. He has been told to hold on to the furniture, and to the motherís hand. Observe that the child drags his left leg. Here you see him doing it solo. The fact of obtaining that improvement in a period of 24 hours is at present something which no other method has accomplished, nor can accomplish.
In the second treatment, the same amount of insulin is administered, and the same medication. This is recorded on the treatment sheet, so as to know exactly the time at which the hypoglycemic symptoms appear, as was noted the first time. It is known that 35 minutes later, the child will be in the therapeutical moment.
On the day following this treatment, we see how the rotular reflex begins to appear, since upon percussion, the crossed stimulus is obtained. Here can be seen that upon percussion on the right leg, the left one moves, which clearly indicates that the nervous system is being regenerated.
We now see that the child walks more easily. It is also important to observe that both legs have not suffered any atrophy. Now the child is better, steadier, though he is helped by the mother. We see that the child maintains his balance. My father tests the sole of the foot for reflexes. As compared to the first time, we see that they are completely normal.
Application of the third treatment. In this application, the medications in the syringe are calcium salts and magnesium bromide, dissolved in the same glucose concentrate, and in the same amounts. The child cries.
On the following day, the change has been completely radical and surprising, since the child, notwithstanding the difficulties presented by the unevenness of the ground, walks. This has not yet been achieved anywhere in the world. Nor does a method exist which is able to obtain that improvement, and a cure so dramatic, so rapid. Only fifteen days have passed from the initiation of the first treatment.
Ten days after this film was made, the childís movements are much better. He bends and extends both legs, and hardly drags the left one.
Ten days later, his movements are completely normal, since the child is now walking by himself, as if he had never suffered such a painful and destructive disease. He is now seen chasing his mother. And his trouser legs are raised in order to observe that there is no shortening of either leg. There is no deformation, and he is completely well, which clearly indicates the extraordinary effectiveness of these treatments through our Cellular Therapy.
Observe that the rotular reflexes are absolutely normal in both legs. As will be recalled, there was not the least rotular reflex of the left leg. Now we see that the reflexes of the soles of the feet are normal, and he now bends and extends the toes. The cremasteric reflexes, that is those of the testicles, are also normal. A palpation is effected to see if these have their normal shape and size. Subsequently, the child is made to walk, and it can be observed that there is a slight atrophy in the left leg, as a consequence of the aforementioned reasons. However, the child was able to walk, play, and fend for himself.
At this moment his brother arrived and both began to play and jump. We can observe that the ground where they play is not even. But in spite of this, we can see that the child walks without any difficulty, that he does not need anyoneís help, nor any apparatus. Here again we see that he is jumping and playing with his brother, an indication that both of his legs are strong.
Unfortunately, for reasons beyond control of the family, as well as ours, his complete recovery was not achieved. But here is the miracle of Cellular Therapy, which we affectionately dedicate as an expression of our love for children, and for all humanity.
The next case is of the child BGH, a two year old girl who suffered the most terrible and destructive form of poliomyelitis, that is global protuberential [bulbar] polio.
After the preparalytic period, the paralysis of the inert members occurs, through the cranial nerves, facial nerves, ocular nerves, and so forth. Additionally, respiratory dyspnea [shortness of breath] and cardiac disorders occur -- tachycardia, which is not related to the temperature. It is generally mortal.
On March 26th, 1949, the child BGH, two years of age, and weighing 10 kilos, was brought to us, carried by her mother.
Fifteen days before, the child had diarrhea, with a fever of 38 degrees Centigrade. This condition lasted five days. At the end of this period of time, the child attempted to get out of bed, but upon trying this, she fell to the floor. The parents, alarmed at this, picked her up and tried to have her stand up. Since according to them, the fever and diarrhea had disappeared, they thought she was well. But they became aware that she could not move her legs, which hung from the body without any movement.
On the following day, they also noticed that she could not move her arms. They observed, too, that she could not hold her head in any position. Upon sitting, she sags, and itís necessary to support her with a pillow. As with her legs, it seemed as if the head were suspended from the body.
A few days later, they noted that she could not empty her bowels, nor expel gases. Together with these symptoms, she could not swallow water, nor eat any food. She did not complain nor cry. All these disorders increased more and more, and she breathed with much difficulty. This entire condition developed in a period of 8 days from the start of the paralysis. Not only private doctors, but also those of the Childrenís Hospital of Mexico, diagnosed the poliomyelitis as of a bulbar form. During two weeks they applied hot compresses and immobilized her.
Upon [our] examining the child, she had pains when moved, and was extremely emaciated, prostrated, seriously ill, and had great difficulty in breathing. And when she tried to cry, she did so with great effort. She has been fed liquids because it is difficult for her to swallow. Even though attempts are made to have her sit up or raise her head, it isnít possible for her to hold it up. Nor can she remain in a sitting position. Her entire body just falls back. There are no abdominal reflexes, and the stomach is meteorized [bloated]. She does not have any rotular reflexes, nor on the soles of her feet. The legs are suspended from the rest of the body, without any movement. They are the typical legs of Polichinelle [legs of a puppet, i.e. completely limp]. This entire examination has caused her intense pain. She cries with great difficulty, since respiration is slow and painful.
In view of the seriousness of the case, and not having much hope for curing her, with the previous consent of her parents, we proceeded at once to apply the Cellular Therapy treatments, without any of the customary preparations for them, because of the extreme illness of the child.
She does not show any reflexes of the soles of both feet. Upon raising her, it is seen that the shoulders fall back, and she cannot hold her head up. Nor can she hold herself seated. She is completely paralyzed.
Treatment is started with ten units of insulin, in accordance with her weight of 10 kilos, [plus] 200,000 units of crystallized penicillin, and vitamin B complex. This is recorded on the treatment sheet. And at the moment of hypoglycemia, 30 minutes, she is intravenously injected [with] 0.001 mg of methylene blue, 0.001 mg of resorcin [resorcinol], 0.01 mg of acriflavin hydrochlorate, all dissolved in glucose serum at 50% in a syringe of 20 cubic centimeters. The next syringe contains 0.01 grams of magnesium gluconate salts. 0.02 grams of calcium bromide, 0.01 [grams] of calcium formate, and 0.01 grams of piperazine iodide, all dissolved in glucose serum at 50% to complete the 20 cubic centimeters of the syringe. Right after, she is given sugar orally, to completely counteract the hypoglycemic effects.
The following day, the remarkable change undergone by the child can be clearly seen. Her expression is one of happiness instead of pain seen at the beginning. And she now moves her toes. When asked to extend and bend her legs, she can do it. The abdominal reflexes are tested, which did not exist at the beginning of the treatment, and are now present. The rotular reflex in the left leg is hyporeflexive. None exists in the right leg. Her reflex on the sole of the right foot is hardly noticeable; the same is true of the left one. She extends and bends both legs. She is handed a percussion hammer. She now has her forearms separated from the rest of the body, because she can now move them. The hammer is [ex]changed for a small flashlight. She takes it and passes it from the left to the right hand. Supported by a pillow, the child sits up, can hold her head up, which at the beginning she could not do.
The second treatment is begun. Vitamin PP, that is nicotinic acid, is orally administered to produce a vasodilation. When this has been obtained, 10 units of insulin are injected intramuscularly. The same medication of the previous treatment is repeated. At the moment of hypoglycemia, the other medications are again administered.
The following day, it is seen that she can raise her right leg. Not so the left one, which still has certain difficulty in raising. The extending and bending movements are almost normal. And it can also be seen that she can now separate the arms from the thorax, and can now move the shoulders, which she could not do because of the paralysis. The reflex of the sole of the right foot is more noticeable, as well as that of the left foot. The rotular reflex of the right leg is now apparent, which was not at the beginning. The left one is now clearer, more normal. Her upper right leg is held by my father, so that it can be seen that she can now raise it, and that she now has movement in both legs. The child takes the small hammer with her hand, bends and extends her legs. We can clearly see how she raises her right leg. The child can now sit up without the need of a pillow.
At the end of four treatments, the child started walking for the first time after the bulboparalysis, which had prevented all movement. Even here we note that her movements are unsteady, uncertain, difficult, from the fear she has of walking.
Ten days after these scenes were made, her walking has improved, although it can be seen that the movements of the right leg are not yet normal. Upon searching for the rotular reflexes, we see that these are now normal in both legs. Here the reflexes in the soles of the left and right feet are being taken, and it can be seen that both are completely normal. We note that walking has improved.
And ten days later, the child can run. There is no atrophy in the legs.
Application of the sixth treatment. An intramuscular injection of ten units of insulin, plus the previous medications. At 30 minutes, the hypoglycemic symptoms are noticeable. The child is sleepy, there is hyperventilation of the abdomen. At this moment, vitamin C plus B complex, dissolved in glucose serum at 50%, in a 20 cc syringe, is being administered intravenously. The second syringe contain the previously mentioned calcium and magnesium salts, also dissolved in glucose serum at 50%, to complete the 20 [cubic] centimeters of the syringe. The child begins to awaken, but it is noted that her abdominal respiration is a bit difficult.
The following day, the child can raise both legs perfectly well. It can be noted that no deformity exists in the legs. The childís expression is one of happiness, as she can now move her legs in all directions, even though she still needs the help of her parents to sit up. But she now moves her arms. All this had been achieved in a term of two and a half months of treatments.
Ten days after [later] these scenes were filmed in the street. We noted that the child runs and bends to pick up a toy. Ten days later, the child gets up on her tricycle. She drives it, [and] jumps with a friend.
And finally, after three years since having been declared cured, we see that the child is completely well, walks, jumps, and runs as any other normal child. There is no deformity, after having suffered the most terrible and destructive forms of poliomyelitis, which is bulbar polio. [This] disease at present is incurable. And in those cases in which by chance, the stricken are saved, unfortunately they are left with physical deformities which have no cure. This is one of the most difficult cases presented which, thanks to our Cellular Therapy, has been completely cured.