Granddad’s experience with radiation induced pneumonia and pleurisy in the early 1900s; Die-off of cells and fluid in the lungs; The difference between an immunity booster and a vitalizing agent; Herbs for Radiation Pneumonitis and rehabilitation from it
Ed, in the first part of the 20th century, ie., the 1900s, there was a “lurking epidemic”. In those days newspapers were just one way the news got around.
There was this man, a magistrate who signed death certificates, and he told my Granddad that he’d signed about four death certificates a year most years of his service, but that in a few years that number had gone up to sixty or seventy. He said the most mysterious thing was that most of them had had what looked like pleurisy of the lungs (where the lungs fill up with fluid) but were people who didn’t fit the profile of those who got conditions like that. They were working people in relatively good health who’d taken ill rather suddenly.