Frederick Robert Klenner
Frederick Robert Klenner, (Oct 22, 1907 – May 20, 1984) was a medical researcher and doctor in general practice in Reidsville, North Carolina. From the 1940s on, he experimented with the use of vitamin C megadosage as a therapy for a wide range of illnesses. He authored many research papers during his career. He was one of the originators of orthomolecular medicine.
Born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania the last of eight children of Frank and Mary Klenner, Austrian immigrants. His father Frank's first job was at Bethlehem Steel and he was at work when news spread that a dam had burst. "Klenner was one of the lucky ones who made it to the side of Prospect Hill and watched the water sweep most of Johnstown away." The great Johnstown Flood killed more than 2,300 people.
Fred Klenner attended St. Vincent College and St. Francis College, where he received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in biology. He graduated with honours and was awarded a teaching fellowship. He was also awarded the college medal for scholastic philosophy. He then took another teaching fellowship in chemistry at Catholic University, where he studied for his doctorate in physiology.
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