Ewan Cameron, MB ChB

(1922—1991)

Orthomolecular Medicine Hall of Fame

Inducted 2007

“It has been known for many years that cancer patients have depressed circulating, cellular, and tissue ascorbate reserves, and ascorbate is involved in many aspects of host resistance to cancer.” – Ewan Cameron, MB ChB

Dr. Ewan Cameron was born in Glasgow, Scotland July 31, 1922. He received his medical degree from the University of Glasgow in 1944, and immediately joined the British Army, where he served as a medical officer in Burma for three years. A gifted surgeon, Cameron worked as a Consultant Surgeon at Vale of Leven Hospital in Dunbartonshire, Scotland, from 1956 to 1982, becoming the Senior Consultant Surgeon in 1973. He received the Queen¹s Coronation Medal in Britain in 1977, as well as fellowships from the Royal Colleges of Surgeons in Glasgow and Edinburgh, and the Royal Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons in Glasgow. In 1966, Cameron published his first book, Hyaluronidase and Cancer. In 1971, Cameron began corresponding with Dr. Linus Pauling of the Linus Pauling Institute of Science and Medicine. He completed many scientific studies in conjunction with the institute, and published Cancer and Vitamin C with Pauling in 1979. After retirement from Vale of Leven Hospital in 1982, Cameron was invited to become Medical Director and Senior Research Professor at the Linus Pauling Institute, where he worked closely with Pauling on many important research topics. Cameron had a son and a daughter with his first wife, Phemie. After her death in 1985, Cameron married Connie, who survived him after his death on March 21, 1991.” (Courtesy Oregon State University Libraries Special Collections).

While best known today for his pioneering use of intravenous ascorbate against cancer, Cameron also made additional, remarkable discoveries. One was that high doses of vitamin C provided profound pain relief. Another was that such doses, in Cameron¹s own words, “enabled opiates to be withdrawn without withdrawal symptoms.” (Protocol for the Use of Intravenous Vitamin C in the Treatment of Cancer, 1986. Full text at www.doctoryourself.com/cameron.html )