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Title:
A remarkable medicine has been overlooked : with a letter to President Reagan
Author:
Dreyfus, Jack, 1913-2009.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Simon and Schuster, [1981]

©1981
Physical Description:
335 pages ; 25 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Personal Subject:
ISBN:
9780671490522
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Jack Dreyfus, founder of the hugely successful Dreyfus Fund, discovered that a medicine (phenytoin) was very successful in treating his severe depression. This book is a story of Dreyfus's extraordinary life, his discovery of phenytoin (PHT), and a testament to his ceaseless effort to make the truth known to people in this country and around the world. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.


Author Notes

Jack Dreyfus was born in Montgomery, Alabama on August, 28, 1913. He received a bachelor's degree from Lehigh University. Before joining a Wall Street brokerage firm, he worked as a candy salesman and as an industrial designer. He was one of the most successful investors in the 1950s and 1960s. He was credited with bringing Americans to the stock market by creating the Dreyfus Fund, one of the first widely marketed mutual funds. He sold his mutual fund company in 1970.

Dreyfus suffered from depression. When the traditional treatments failed, he asked his doctor to prescribe him the anti-epileptic drug, Dilantin. After being cured, he became convinced of the drug's benefits for a wide variety of ills and pains, including obsessive-compulsive disorder, motion sickness and attention-deficit disorder, and spent more than four decades trying to publicize its benefits. He wrote several books on the subject including A Remarkable Medicine Has Been Overlooked and established the Dreyfus Health Foundation to pursue other medical applications for Dilantin. He died on March 27, 2009 at the age of 95.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Table of Contents

Autobiography of Jack Dreyfus
Pre-Prefacep. xiii
Prefacep. xv
Reporting Angelp. 1
Earliest Recollectionp. 9
At the Beginningp. 11
Grammar Schoolp. 19
High Schoolp. 27
Golf--A Pleasurep. 29
Tennisp. 37
My Parentsp. 40
Family Lifep. 44
Card Playingp. 53
Lehigh Universityp. 61
Getting a Jobp. 68
The U.S. Coast Guardp. 76
Horse Racingp. 81
Experiences and Thoughtsp. 91
Wall Streetp. 99
A Remarkable Medicine Has Been Overlooked
To the Readerp. 123
Letter to the Presidentp. 125
From Inside a Depressionp. 131
An Incredible Piece of Luckp. 139
New Evidence and a Broadening Perspectivep. 145
The Subject of Probabilitiesp. 153
Body Electricityp. 162
A Soft Voice in a Deaf Earp. 167
Establishing a Medical Foundation--and the Story of My Life (the Best Parts Left Out)p. 175
Eleven Angry Menp. 187
Travels with the Governmentp. 200
Travels Abroad (England--Italy--Russia)p. 224
A Flaw in the Systemp. 230
Evidencep. 245
Observations on PHTp. 254
The One-Hour Testp. 260
Conclusion and Personal Notep. 275
Sixteen Years Laterp. 277
The Broad Range of Clinical Use of Phenytoin: Clinical Section and Summary of the Basic Mechanisms of Actionp. 293
Appendixp. 423

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