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About Phenytoin

Jack Dreyfus, the founder of the Dreyfus Health Foundation, has dedicated himself to disseminating information to the public about phenytoin, which has been found useful for over eighty symptoms and disorders, and is currently being used for a wide variety of conditions in nearly thirty countries around the world.

PHT was first synthesized in the early 1900s by a German chemist. It was introduced into clinical practice in the United States in 1937 as the first non-sedative treatment for epilepsy. PHT has been reported useful for more than 70 symptoms and disorders, including depression, anxiety, mania, repetitive thinking, various types of pain, cardiac arrhythmias, neuromuscular disorders, impulsive aggression, cocaine abuse, Alzheimer's disease, burns, and wound and skin ulcer healing. The broader use of PHT, where medically indicated and in the best interests of patients, is important because it can be used in many places where other, often more expensive medications are not available.

Since 1970, Jack Dreyfus has published four bibliographies summarizing and analyzing the medical literature on the uses of PHT and has distributed them to physicians worldwide. These bibliographies derived from the Foundation's library, which now contains over 18,000 papers on PHT. In addition to the bibliography, The Broad Range of Clinical Use of Phenytoin, Jack Dreyfus has published several books on PHT, including A Remarkable Medicine Has Been Overlooked, The Lion of Wall Street, The Story of a Remarkable Medicine, and Written in Frustration. Learn more here: http://www.remarkablemedicine.com/

The worldwide exploration and findings of PHT's many uses confirms its role as an example of an inexpensive and available resource that is not being used to its full potential. In addition, these findings contribute to the increasing evidence that many efforts to improve health are failing because available resources, in general, are not being used optimally. PHT gave rise to the Foundation's Problem Solving for Better Health® (PSBH®) methodology, which emphasizes using available resources to solve health problems, rather than waiting for solutions from the outside. PSBH® was designed to give people, perhaps the most important of available resources, the confidence to unleash their innate abilities to problem-solve.