QUESTION AND ANSWER DEPARTMENT


A temporary immunity is developed against the particular strain of gonococcal infection but there are plenty of other strains available. After a lapse of time, a person may even retrieve his own infection from the person upon whom he originally conferred it.


NOTE: Send questions to Dr. Eugene Underhill, Jr., 2010 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pa.

Question: WHAT ARE THE NEW TREATMENTS THAT HAVE RECENTLY BEEN INTRODUCED IN THE SPECIALIZED FIELD OF NEISSERIAN THERAPY?.

Answer: Prolonged hyperthermia, the use of sulfanilamide and its derivatives and the estrogenic hormones are all relatively recent additions to the urogenital specialists armamentarium. Needless to say, all are at variance with the homoeopathic view- point and in our opinion their use will become obsolete in the course of time.

Question: HOW SUCCESSFUL IS HYPERTHERMIA IN THE TREATMENT OF GONORRHOEA?.

Answer: We quote an eminent specialist as follows: “Prolonged temperatures of 105 F. for five to six hours do not cure gonorrhoea and when you go above that you are decidedly in dangerous territory”.

Question: HOW SUCCESSFUL AND HOW SAFE IS SULFANILAMIDE AND ITS DERIVATIVES IN THE TREATMENT OF NEISSERIAN INFECTION?.

Answer: Sulfanilamide itself has made a very poor showing and a committee composed of members of the American Neisserian Medical Society and the staff of the United States Public Health Service arrived at the opinion that “Sulfanilamide should not be used for the treatment of gonorrhoea.” While sulfapyridin and especially sulfathiazole have made a much better clinical record, many patients subjected to such therapy have become “asymptomatic gonococcus carriers from the start and usually remain so for many months.” In other words, the patient apparently cured becomes tolerant to the infection and is a constant menace as a carrier of the disease. What kind of a record is that for a “miracle drug?”.

Question: WHAT ABOUT THE USE OF VACCINES IN THE TREATMENT OF GONORRHOEA?.

Answer: “The immunity balance in this disease (gonorrhoea) is of so delicate a nature that there perhaps is more danger of over-whelming it than of stimulating it by gonococcal antigens.”- -Pelouse.

Question: DOES AN ATTACK OF GONORRHOEA CONFER ANY DEGREE OF IMMUNITY?.

Answer: A temporary immunity is developed against the particular strain of gonococcal infection but there are plenty of other strains available. After a lapse of time, a person may even retrieve his own infection from the person upon whom he originally conferred it.

Allan D. Sutherland