RESEARCH AND CLINICAL TRIALS RELATING TO URINE THERAPY, PART 3
FROM "YOUR OWN
PERFECT MEDICINE" BY MARTHA CHRISTY
# 3 - TITLE: THE ANTISEPTIC AND BACTERIAL ACTION OF UREA,
1935, by John H.
Foulger, M.D., and Lee Foshay, M.D., Journal of
Laboratory and Clinical
Medicine. From the Departments of
Pharmacology and Experimental Bacteriology,
University of Cincinnati.
The researchers in this study, Foulger and
Forshay, found that urea
was extremely effective in curing or preventing a
wide variety of
bacterial infections and, unlike sulfa drugs, which were
at the time, had no deleterious side effects:
account of the action of urea...Ramsden (1902) made the
observation that urea prevents putrefaction... The
first detailed study of
urea as a bactericide, (destroys bacteria),
is that of Peju and Rajat... No
great attention was paid to the
bactericidal action of urea until Symmers and
Kirk (1915), (who)
found urea of undoubted value as a wash in the treatment
Diptheria carriers (and) the treatment of wounds. That urea
innocuous (harmless) to human tissues was adequately proved.
one case with a chronic staphylococcus blood infection, urea
sprinkled between the layers of tissue and the wound,
then closed with
sutures. Healing followed with no sign of
infection. ...Infected wounds,
dressed with urea powder, gave better
results than similar wounds treated by
"Unaware of the work of Symmers and Kirk, one of us
as material for a clinical study of urea, a few cases of
Otitis Media (middle ear infection)... All of the cases which
failed to respond to other local medicaments responded to urea.
boy of ten developed Otitis Media and Hemorrhagic Nephritis
inflammation) about the third week of hospitalization for
scarlet fever. Urea
treatments were started. The ear discharges at
once became less foul. At the
same time the blood gradually
disappeared from the urine.
so far obtained suggest that urea may be of
considerable value in the
treatment of purulent discharges of many
types, also in the treatment of
suppurating wounds producing foul
odors. This latter use of urea has been
reported recently by Millar
(see next report).
"The cheapness and
harmlessness of urea should encourage other
investigations of its clinical
As an added note, Foulger and Foshay also discovered, as did
urea researchers later, that destroying strong bacterial
such as those which cause staph and strep infections,
longer exposure to urea than did some other types of bacteria,
is something to keep in mind when using Urine Therapy to
staph and strep infections.
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