Silver History & Uses
To prevent disease, ancient Greeks lined their eating and drinking vessels with silver, as did many cultures throughout the world. . (Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910)
Silverware became popular 1,900 years ago when Physicians advised their patients to only eat with silver if they wanted to stay healthy. During the 14th century, about 25% of the people in Europe died from the bubonic plague. Wealthy parents gave their children silver spoons to suck on to battle the plague. This lead to the expression, "Born with a silver spoon in your mouth".
In 1884, Dr. Crede. a German obstetrician, discovered that a mild silver solution put in a babies eyes at birth, would prevent eye infections. This practice rapidly became mandated and is still practiced today in hospitals throughout the world. In 1915 Dr. Leggeroe also worked in adult eyes. He said it was "the most useful ophthalmic remedy he had ever seen for eye infections."
Pioneers of the American West would put a silver dollar in a jug of milk to keep it fresh without refrigeration. Health Consciousness Magazine, Vol. 15, No. 4)
Dr. Henry Crooks found that Silver, in the colloidal state, may be applied in a much more concentrated form, with corresponding better results. All fungus, virus, bacterium, streptococcus, staphylococcus, and other pathogenic organisms are killed in three or four minutes [invitro]; in fact, there is no microbe known that is not killed by Colloidal Silver in six minutes or less, at dilution of as little as five parts per million, although there are no side effects whatsoever from high concentrations. - (Use of Colloids in Health and Disease, Health Consciousness Magazine, Vol. 15, No. 4)
Colloidal Silver is not a chemical compound containing Silver, but pure metallic silver of sub microscopic clusters of just a few atoms, held in suspension in pure water, by the tiny electric charge on each atom. (Health Consciousness Magazine, Vol. 15, No. 4)
(Editors note: Suspension is caused mainly by acceleration from random impacts with water molecules exceeding particle weight of silver. This is called Brownian movement.)
Metallic Silver (Colloid) is nontoxic, however, silver nitrate and other compounds of silver are and should not be ingested. (Bob Beck D.Sc.)
Colloidal Silver is non toxic to an average adult if the maximum exposure is 350 micrograms or less per day.(Environmental Protection Agency's Poison Control Center)
The FDA has recently reneged on its statement that because Colloidal Silver is (by fifty years) a pre-1938 drug, it may continue to be marketed. (Sept. 13, 1991. letter received from consumer safety officer Harold Davis, US., Food and Drug Administration.)
Dr. Bjorn Nordstrum, of the Karolinska Institute (Sweden’s equivalent of our National Institutes of Health), has used Silver in his method for many years. He says the whole thing is quite simple. This brought rapid remission in patients given up by other doctors. - (“Silver, Our Mightiest Germ Fighter,” Science Digest, March 1978)
Applying colloidal silver to human subjects has been done in a large number of cases with astonishingly successful results. For internal administration, orally or hypodermically it has the advantage of being rapidly fatal to parasites without toxic action on its host. It is quite stable. It protects rabbits from ten times the lethal dose of tetanus or diphtheria toxin.”
(Alfred Serale - “Colloidal Preparations of Silver in Pharmacy” British Medical Journal, 1919)
Silver may be linked to the proper functioning of the body’s natural defense system and that people with inadequate intake may be more prone to illness. (Dr. Gary Smith Medical Researcher)