A statement I made earlier in this book, Root Canal Cover-Up exposed! Many Illnesses Result, is most likely causing some of my dental colleagues to bitterly resent the charge that our profession has unknowingly been responsible for the deaths of many of our patients.
How could I make such a statement when not a single one of all my dentist friends and acquaintances has knowingly lost a patient? Ours has generally been considered a safe profession to practice, certainly not one which involves fatality.
For dentist, physicians or patients who think I am merely being a sensationalist, this chapter, which reviews the book Death and Dentistry by Martin H. Fischer, M.D., may help put this whole subject in its true perspective.
Dr. Fischer’s book states the microorganisms from teeth and tonsils metastasize to other organs and tissues, similar to the phenomenon which occurs in cancer and results in similar disagreeable circumstances.
Dr. Fischer, a professor of physiology, reminds us the heart disease problems of endocarditis, pericarditis and myocarditis were found to be caused by streptococci and diplococci bacteria, and that these bacteria are also found in chronic appendicitis and bleeding ulcer cases, plus gall bladder and liver diseases. We all know of people who die of these afflictions despite antibiotics. A good many of them have immune systems which have been overtaxed for long periods of time by hidden focal infections and their toxins. Such people more readily develop pneumonia or some other affliction which eventually causes their deaths.
Dr. Fischer reported how Dr. E.C. Rosenow (not Milton Rosenau, a Price Research Institute advisor) isolated streptococcus bacteria from a human infected appendix and injected these bacteria into animals, 80 percent of which developed appendicitis. The same Dr. Rosenow reported in the AMA Journal how he had produced stomach and duodental ulcers in 18 rabbits, six dogs and monkey by inoculating these animals with bacteria from the tonsils and the tissues of patients with rheumatism.
Dr. Rosenow stated most doctors think ulcers in the stomach are due to the patient’s swallowing bacteria from infected tonsils or teeth, but the contents their mode of spread is through the bloodstream.
Dr. Fischer’s book is full of studies similar to those I have mentioned in this chapter which confirm Price’s discoveries.
Like the investigators of this subject named in Dr. Fischer’s book, other outstanding leaders in this field of research are: Frank Billings, Milton Rosenow, Ludvig Hektoen, D.J. Davis, Edwin Lecount, Leila Jackson, Ernest E. Irons, Rollin T. Woodyatt, George and Gladys Dick, N.W. Jones, Russell Haden, Herman C. Burnpus, Jr., Henry A. Cotton, Bernard Langdon Wyatt, And Weston Price.
Each person listed above significantly contributed to the setting up of a new paradigm, a new basic principle in clinical bacteriology and pathology.
All of the claims that degenerative diseases are the result of poor inheritance; too much or too little protein, vitamins or minerals; too much beer, wine or whiskey; and the overuse of sugar, sweets and caffeine products, while partially the case, must not deter serious consideration of those 24 million root canal treatments performed last year, not to mention the billion or so which exist in mouths of people throughout America and the rest of the world.