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William H. Kaufman, M.D., Ph.D.

References: Kaufman


Edited and comments by Andrew W. Saul: Dr. William Kaufman was among the very first physicians to therapeutically employ megadoses of  vitamin B-3 (niacin, or niacinamide).  His groundbreaking work, particularly in treating arthritis, remains important to this day. My special thanks to the late Charlotte Kaufman for enabling this bibliography to be presented to the public for the first time. Robert McHeffey provided editorial assistance.

(Note: Single asterisk ( * ) indicates L.H. Nahum and H.E. Hoff as co-authors. Double asterisk ( ** ) indicates L.H. Nahum and H.M. Chernoff as co-authors.)

Modification of reflex contractions of the tibialis anticus by administration of sodium sulfide or sodium cyanide. Am. J. Physiol. 116:89,1936 (available at AJP)

Differential reflex effects of chemical carotid body stimulation on reflexes of respiratory and non-respiratory somatic musculature. Am. J. Physiol. 119:347,1938 (available at AJP1937)

Effects of chemical stimulation of the carotid gland upon tibialis anticus muscle. Am. J. Physiol. 123:677-686,1938 (available at AJP1938)

Central effects of sodium sulfide upon reflex contraction of tibialis anticus muscle. 123: 687-692,1938 (available at AJP1938)

Vagal influence on reflexes of somatic musculature. Proc. Soc. Exp. Biol. Med. 39: 10, 1938 (No known electronic link)
*Influence of temperature on the electrogram and monophasic action potentials of the mammalian heart. Proc. Soc. Exp. Biol. Med. 46:395-399,1941 (No known electronic link)

*Formation of the R wave of the electrocardiogram. Am. J. Physoiol. 133:396, 1941 (AJP1941)

*Formation of the R complex of the electrocardiogram.  Am. J. Physiol. 134:384-389, 1941 (AJP1941)

*The nature of leads I and III of the electrocardiogram. Am. J. Physiol. 134:390-397,1941 (AJP1941)

* Configuration of anterior and posterior septal extrasystoles in standard leads of the electrocardiogram. Am. J. Physiol. 134:398-402, 1941 (AJP1941)

*Distribution in leads I and III of potentials applied to the surface of the heart. Fed. Proc. Part 2: 45, 1942 (No known electronic link)

*The nature of the S wave. Fed. Proc. Part 2: 62, 1942 (No known electronic link)

*The nature of QI and QIII. Am. J. Physiol. 135:752-758, 1942 (AJP1942)

*The nature of the S complex of the electrocardiogram. Am. J. Physiol. 136:726, 1943 (AJP1942)

*Distribution to the standard leads of potentials applied on various surfaces of the heart. Am. J. Physiol. 138:694-647,1943. (AJP1943)

The electrical conductivity of the tissues near the heart and its bearing on the distribution of cardiac action currents. Am. Heart J. 26:42-54,1943 (with F.D. Johnston as co-author) (No known electronic link)

The Common Form of Niacinamide Deficiency Disease: Aniacinamidosis. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1943.

**A method of determining the spread of excitation in the ventricles of the dog's heart. Fed. Proc. 7:63, 1948 (AJHeart 1948)

**The nature of unipolar limb leads in the dog. Fed. Proc. 7:21,1948 (AJHeart 1948)

**Derivation of leads I and III in the dog from the analysis unipolar leads. Fed. Proc. 7:21, 1948 (AJHeart 1948)

*The nature of "unipolar" extremity leads in the dog: Vr.  Am. J. Physiol. 153:529-539, 1948 (AJP1948)

**The nature of "unipolar" extremity leads in the dog: Vl  Am. J. Physiol. 153: 540-546, 1948 (AJP1948)

**The nature of "unipolar' extremity leads in the dog: Vf Am. J. Physiol. 153: 547-552, 1948 (AJP1948)

**Derivation of leads I and III in the dog from an analysis of simultaneously recorded leads Vr, Vl, Vf.  Am. J. Physiol. 154:369-390,1948 (AJP1948)

**Spread of excitation in the dog's heart. Am. J. Physiol. 157,248-253,1949 (AJP1949)

The Common Form of Joint Dysfunction: Its Incidence and Treatment. E.L. Hildreth and Co., Brattleboro, Vermont , 1949, 228 pages.

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References and Preface

The probable psychogenesis of certain common ano-genital symptoms and signs. Conn. State Med. J. 15:1047-1051, 1951 (No known electronic link)

Discussion of paper: "Psychotherapy in Multiple Sclerosis" by H.D. Jonez. Ann. Allergy 9:660, 1951 (No known electronic link)

Some psychological aspects of the treatment of patients who have food allergies. Ann. Allergy 9:660-664 and 695, 1951 (No known electronic link)

The syndrome of spontaneous hypoventilation. Miss. Valley Med. J. 73:133-142, 1951 (No known electronic link)

Primary food-induced allergic syndromes and their secondary psycho-pathological  accompaniments. Pro. 1st Int. Cong. Allergology p 970-976, 1951

The overall picture of rheumatism and arthritis. Ann. Allergy 10:47-52, 1952 (Alcat)

Self-inflicted, food-induced allergic illness. Ann. Allergy 10:308-323, 1952 (No known electronic link)

The importance of verbatim recording for the practicing physician. Miss. Valley Med. J. 74:139-147, 1952 (No known electronic link)

Correspondence: "Television Neck." J.A.M.A. 194:1332, 1952 (No known electronic link)

Acute and chronic hyperventilation syndromes. Clin. Med. 59:559-562, 1952 (No known electronic link)

Niacinamide therapy for joint mobility. Conn. State Med. J. 17:584-589, 1953 (NEWSMEDIA)

Food-induced allergic musculo-skeletal syndromes. Ann. Allergy 11:179-184, 1953 (Pain Network)

A common sense approach to psychotherapy in allergic practice. Ann. Allergy 11:291-296, 1953 (No known electronic link)

Allergic syndromes: The recognition and treatment of certain food-induced allergic syndromes. Medical Times, 83:249-252, 1955 (No known electronic link)

Some psychosomatic aspects of food allergy. Psychosomatic Medicine 16: 10-40, 1954 (No known electronic list)

Some aspects of psychotherapy in allergic practice. Int. Arch. Allergy and Applied Immunology 5:209-223, 1954 (No known electronic link)

Correspondence: How to help patients stop smoking. J.A.M.A. 155:388, 1954 (No known electronic link)

Food-induced allergic headaches in non-migrainous and migrainous individuals. Int. Arch. Allergy and Applied Immunology 7:405-444, 1955 (No known electronic link)

Verbatim recording. Conn. State Med. J. 19:669-672, 1955 (No known electronic link)

Transference in psychotherapy of patients with food allergies. Acta Psychotherapeutica Suppl. 3: 162, 1955 (No known electronic link)

The use of vitamins to reverse certain concomitants of aging. J. Amer. Geriatric Soc. 3:927-936, 1955 (May also be listed as "The use of vitamin therapy to reverse...") (No known electronic link)

Comprehensive management of patients suffering from food-induced allergies.  Int. Arch. Allergy and Applied Immunology 7:361-369, 1955 (No known electronic link)

Allergic syndromes: The recognition and treatment of certain food-induced allergic syndromes. Medical Times, 249-252, 1955 (No known electronic link)

Certain common emotional disorders complicating the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease. Program, Twenty-Sixth Scientific Sessions, American Heart Association, April 9-12, 1953, page 70 (No known electronic link)

Some emotional uses of money. Acta Psychotherapeutica sep vol. 4, fasc 1, 20-41,1955 (No known electronic link)

Presidential Address: The physician's role in preparation of a patient for surgery. p 1-10 in Psychosomatic Aspects of Surgery, Foxe and Cantor, Eds., Grune and Stratton Publishers 1956 (No known electronic link)

Food-induced allergic illness in children. Int. Arch. Allergy and Applied Immunology 13:68-101, 1958 (No known electronic link)

Some psychological aspects of food allergy in children. Acta Allergologica 14:185-192, 1957(No known electronic link)

Some emotional uses of food. Conn. Med. 23:158-163, 1955 (No known electronic link)

Food-induced allergic illness in children. p 372-405 in S. Karger, 1959 Kaufman, W., (ed), Current Problems in Allergy and Immunology, Papers Dedicated to Bela Schick on the Occasion of his 80th Birthday, Basel, Switzerland, (No known electronic link)

Some psychological aspects of therapy with drugs. Conn. Med. 25: published in four parts, p 300-304, 368-371, 438-441, 505-509, 1951 (No known electronic link)

How the doctor can heighten the psychological value of a prescription. New Medical Materia 4:61, 1962 (No known electronic link)

Food-induced allergic illness in children. p 109-142 in Harms, Ernest (ed), Somatic and psychiatric aspects of childhood allergies. Oxford, England, Perganon Press, 1963 (No known electronic link)

Correspondence: Correct terminology. J.A.M.A 184:319,1963 (No known electronic link)

Attitudes that Block Acceptance or Continuance of Medical Treatment. December, 1963. (Place of publication unknown.)

Treatment of proctalgia fugax. Digestive Diseases and Sciences 27:955,1982 (No known electronic link)

A painful dentistogenic syndrome. Diagnosis 4,19,1982 (No known electronic link)

Niacinainide, a most neglected vitamin. 1978 Tom Spies Memorial Lecture. J. Int. Acad. of Preventive Med. 8:5-25,1983 (No known electronic link)

Niacinamide improves mobility in degenerative joint disease. Abstract published in Program of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for its meeting in Philadelphia, May 24-30, 1986 (No known electronic link)

Correspondence: Cool Question, J.A.M.A.  268: 603, 1992 (No known electronic link)

Preparation for Prolotherapy. Journal of Orthopaedic Medicine 19(1): 28, 1997 (No known electronic link)

(Not included in this bibliography are more than one hundred reviews of general and specialized medical books written by Dr. Kaufman for the International Archives of Allergy and Applied Immunology between 1954 and 1964.)


The magical approach to health. Science Digest, August 1952 (No known electronic link)

Asthma. Scientific American, August 1952 (No known electronic link)

When the doctor gets the treatment. Medical Economics, August 1953 (No known electronic link)

Doctors' wives are a problem. Medical Economics, September 1952. (No known electronic link)

Tattooing could save your life, Science Digest, October 1952 (No known electronic link)

What makes a big doctor big? Medical Economics, November 1952 (No known electronic link)

Should doctors tell the truth? Coronet, January 1953 (No known electronic link)

Don't fool yourself about your health. Your Health, Winter 1953 (No known electronic link)

New weapon against heart disease. Coronet, March 1953 (No known electronic link)

Why you eat what you eat. McCall's, July 1953 (No known electronic link)

The emotional slump of middle age. Your Health, Winter 1953 (No known electronic link)

When wonder drugs aren't wonderful. Coronet, March 1953( No known electronic link)

Psychiatry for Psuckers. Coronet, March 1954 (No known electronic link)

When men face change of life. Coronet, May 1954 Anybody can make more money if… Colliers, May 22, 1954 (No known electronic link)

What's behind a feeding problem. McCalls, October 1954 (No known electronic link)

Do doctors charge too much? Coronet, May 1954 (No known electronic link)

Can second look surgery save lives? Your Life, March-April 1956 (No known electronic link)

The Lowenfeld Mosaic Test. (sold to Look in 1956, presumed unpublished)

New hope for emotionally disturbed children. (sold to Today's Health in 1956, presumed unpublished)

A doctor reports on the effects of diet on fertility, potency and personality. Coronet, November 1956 (No known electronic link)

Progressive patient care. Better Homes and Gardens, April 1960 (No known electronic link)

Recollections of Dr. A.A. Berg.  MD Magazine 26:287,1982 (No known electronic link)

Emanuel Libman, Master Diagnostician. MD Magazine 28:205, 1984 (No known electronic link)

Dr. William Kaufman received his Ph.D. in physiology from the University of Michigan Medical School in 1937 and his M.D. (cum laude) in 1938. He became a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine in 1955.

Dr William Kaufman is not to be confused with William H. Kaufman, who has also published many scientific papers.) 

Andrew W. Saul


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