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IMPORTANT:  Information provided is intended for educational purposes and is not intended to be medical advice nor offered as a prescription, diagnosis or treatment for any disease, illness, infirmity or physical condition. Always consult your own medical provider about your health and medical questions before making any health related decision. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration.

Dr Robert Cathcart MD 240x3002008 Orthomolecular Hall of Fame Inductee Orthopedic surgeon Dr Robert Cathcart MD successfully treated over 30,000 patients in over 3 decades, sometimes administering over 150,000 mg per day.

Dr Cathcart's wrote the oral protocol for vitamin C, "Titrating to Bowel Tolerance", which explains how to fine tune vitamin C dosage for optimal maintenance, as well as treatment for acute conditions of illness, stress or injury.

Dr Cathcart was also the inventor of the Cathcart Elliptical Orthocentric Endoprosthesis, a replacement hip-ball joint still in widespread use today. Some physicians report it to be superior to other similar devices.


Published Papers on the Subject of Megavitamin Therapy

2005 Hickey DS, Roberts HJ, Cathcart RF. Dynamic flow: A new model for ascorbate, J Orthomolecular Med, Vol 20, Number 4, p 237-244, 2005.

1995 Preparation of Sodium Ascorbate for IV and IM Use, Medical Hypothesis (?) 1995.

1992 The third face of vitamin C, J Orthomolecular Med, Vol 7, Number 4, p 197-200, 1992.
Republished here with a clickable index for easier reference:
The third face of vitamin C, J Orthomolecular Med, Vol 7, Number 4, p 197-200, 1992.

1991 A Unique Function for Ascorbate, Medical Hypothesis 35:32-37 May 1991.

198? Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Medical Hypothesis (Date Unknown).

1986 The vitamin C Treatment of Allergy and the Normally Unprimed State of Antibodies, Medical Hypothesis, 21(3):307-321 Nov 1986.

1986 “A controversial protocol: Ascorbate challenges PCP.” The San Francisco Sentinel, Sept 12, 1986, page 9. (No Known electronic link)

1985 Vitamin C, the Nontoxic, Nonrate-Limited Antioxidant Free Radical Scavenger, Medical Hypothesis 18:61-77. 1985.

1984 Vitamin C in the treatment of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Medical Hypothesis 14(4):423-433 Aug 1984.

1984 “Vitamin C Treatment Protocol for AIDS” Bay Area Reporter, Part 1: XIV(1):14-15, Jan 5, 1984. Part 2: XIV(10)6, Mar 8 1984. (No known electronic link)

1983 Vitamin C, Titration to Bowel Tolerance, Anascorbemia, and Acute Induced Scurvy. Medical Hypothesis 7:1359-1376, 1981. Also in Let’s Live (Japan) 16:9, Nov 1983.

1983 Vitamin C Function in AIDS., Medical Tribune, July 13, 1983.

1981 The method of Determining proper doses of vitamin C for treatment of diseases by titrating to bowel tolerance. Australian Nurses Journal 9(4):9-13 March, 1980. Also in: Journal of Orthomolecular Psychiatry 10:125-132, 1981.

1975 Clinical Trial of Vitamin C, Letter to editor, Medical Tribune, June 25, 1975.

Dr. Robert Cathcart, M.D. Key Articles, 1975-2005

Dr. Cathcart is mentioned in a number of magazines, including:

Pauling L. “Robert Fulton Cathcart, III, M.D., An orthomolecular physician.” The Linus Pauling Institute of Science and Medicine Newsletter, 1(4):1-3 Fall 1978.

Dr. Free, P. Sanders The Use of Ascorbic Acid and Mineral Supplements in the Detoxification of Narcotic Addicts, Journal of Orthomolecular Psychiatry Vol 7, No. 4 264-270.

Dr. Libby, Dr. Stone. The Hypoascorbemia – Kwashiorkor Approach to Drug Addiction Therapy, Journal of Orthomolecular Psychiatry Vol 6, No. 4 p 300—308.

Null G. “AIDS Scandal, new facts about prevention and treatment.” Penthouse, December 1985. (No known electronic link)

Lorch P. “The Ascorbate Doctor.” Bay Area Reporter XIV(10):6 March 8, 1984. (No known electronic link)

Coupland K. “The Vitamin C Resistance.” Sentinel USA, Part 1: January 17 1985, and part 2: January 31, 1985. (No known electronic link)

Lamble D. “Vitamin C. Debate continues.” Sentinel USA, 3//28/85. (No known electronic link)

Content Copyright (C) 1995 and prior years, Dr Robert F. Cathcart. M.D. Reprinted with permission.