Robert F. Cathcart, M.D.

References: Cathcart


Robert F. Cathcart, M.D.  Key Articles, 1975-2005

Orthopedic surgeon Robert F. Cathcart III is the inventor of the Cathcart Elliptical Orthocentric Endoprosthesis, a replacement hip-ball joint still in widespread use today. Some physicians report it to be superior to other similar devices.


Dr. Cathcart has successfully treated over 20,000 patients with very large doses of vitamin C, sometimes administering over 150,000 mg per day. A short biography of Dr. Cathcart is posted at .


This bibliography was edited by Andrew Saul with the assistance of Susmita Ganguly.

"Clinical Trial of Vitamin C", Letter to editor, Medical Tribune, June 25, 1975.

"The method of determining proper doses of vitamin C for treatment of diseases by titrating to bowel tolerance." Australian Nurses Journal 9(4):9-13 March, 1980. Also in: Journal of Orthomolecular Psychiatry 10:125-132, 1981.

"Vitamin C, Titration to Bowel Tolerance, Anascorbemia, and Acute Induced Scurvy."  Medical Hypothesis 7:1359-1376, 1981. Also in Let's Live (Japan) 16:9, Nov 1983.

"Vitamin C Function in AIDS", Medical Tribune, July 13, 1983 . Link to article

"Vitamin C Treatment Protocol for AIDS" Bay Area Reporter, Part 1: XIV(1):14-15, Jan 5, 1984. Part 2: XIV(10)6, Mar 8 1984. (No known electronic link)

"Vitamin C in the treatment of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)" Medical Hypothesis 14(4):423-433 Aug 1984. Link to article

"Vitamin C, the nontoxic, nonrate-limited antioxidant free radical scavenger." Medical Hypothesis 18:61-77. 1985 . Link to article

"The vitamin C treatment of allergy and the normally unprimed state of antibodies." Medical Hypothesis, 21(3):307-321 Nov 1986. Link to article

"A controversial protocol: Ascorbate challenges PCP."  The San Francisco Sentinel, Sept 12, 1986, page 9. (No Known electronic link)

"A Unique Function for Ascorbate." Medical Hypothesis 35:32-37 May 1991. Link to article

"The third face of vitamin C" J Orthomolecular Med, Vol 7, Number 4, p 197-200, 1992. or

Hickey DS, Roberts HJ, Cathcart RF. Dynamic flow: A new model for ascorbate. J Orthomolecular Med, Vol 20, Number 4, p 237-244, 2005.


Dr. Cathcart is mentioned in a number of magazines, including:

Pauling L. "Robert Fulton Cathcart, III, M.D., An orthomolecular physician." The Linus Pauling Institute of Science and Medicine Newsletter, 1(4):1-3 Fall 1978.

Dr. Free, P. Sanders "The Use of Ascorbic Acid and Mineral Supplements in the Detoxification of Narcotic Addicts." Journal of Orthomolecular Psychiatry Vol 7, No. 4 264-270. (No known electronic link)

Dr. Libby, Dr. Stone. The H-K Approach to Drug Addiction Therapy. Journal of Orthomolecular Psychiatry Vol 6, No. 4 p 300308. (No known electronic link)

Null G. "AIDS Scandal, new facts about prevention and treatment." Penthouse, December 1985. (No known electronic link)

Lorch P. "The Ascorbate Doctor." Bay Area Reporter XIV(10):6 March 8, 1984. (No known electronic link)

Coupland K. "The Vitamin C Resistance." Sentinel USA,  Part 1: January 17 1985, and part 2: January 31, 1985. (No known electronic link)

Lamble D.  "Vitamin C. Debate continues." Sentinel USA, 3//28/85. (No known electronic link) 

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