Vitamin C and vitamin C-rich foods have had a long and tortured history finding
acceptance for use in the prevention and treatment of human health problems.
Over the last 450 years, each discovery of a new use for vitamin C (or vitamin C-rich foods) has typically been followed by an excruciatingly long period before it is adopted by mainstream medicine. The introductory narrative that follows briefly reviews a few of the high points of this history. A description of my own experiences with the use of injectable vitamin C for the treatment of flu and pneumonia follows the review.