Archie Kalokerinos

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Archivides "Archie" Kalokerinos (28 September 1927 – 1 March 2012) was an Australian physician. In 2000 he was awarded the title Greek Australian of the Century by the Melbourne-based Greek newspaper Neos Kosmos. He held controversial opinions on a number of medical issues. He was a supporter of Linus Pauling's controversial theory that many diseases result from overproduction of free radicals and can accordingly be prevented or cured by Vitamin C; this led him to treat many conditions with high intravenous doses of vitamin C. He also believed that vaccination schemes have been used for deliberate genocide (among indigenous Australians, and in spreading HIV in Africa); and that the US government systematically planned to get rid of undesirables such as criminals by encouraging people with known heart problems to be vaccinated.


Archivides Kalokerinos was born in Glen Innes, Australia, on 28 September 1927 (he was named after the Greek hero Alcibiades, but during translation the spelling was mistaken). Kalokerinos took his MD degree from Sydney University in 1951 and then spent six years in England. On his return to Australia he was appointed Medical Superintendent of the hospital at Collarenebri, a town 500 miles (800 km) north-west of Sydney. He died in 2012.[1]

Vitamin C work[edit]

Kalokerinos became very concerned about the high death rate of Aboriginal children in that part of New South Wales. He came to the conclusion that the infants had symptoms of scurvy, a deficiency of vitamin C, and he treated them accordingly. The double Nobel prize winner Linus Pauling in the foreword to Kalokerinos' book Every Second Child endorsed his views. By his own admission Kalokerinos experimented on aboriginal prisoners in the town lockup, injecting near fatal doses of ascorbic acid.

"I had, however, noticed that many sick and irritable infants rapidly became calm after I administered injections of Vitamin C. Adult patients too became drowsy and wanted to sleep. Maybe, I thought, this may happen after the administration of intravenous vitamin C to inebriated Aborigines. I mixed up 240 grams of sodium ascorbate powder in 500 mls [grams] of water and began to quickly inject it intravenously. I had used doses like this many times in patients suffering from a variety of conditions, without observable side effects. Almost immediately, the patient became unconscious, resembling exactly an overdose of morphine. I stopped the infusion and within a few seconds the patient woke up. I quickly learned to administer the infusion at a moderate rate. This resulted in rapid detoxification without the excessive response. The mechanisms involved are not fully understood so I will not attempt to explain them. "[2]

Further reading[edit]

Publications by Archie Kalokerinos[edit]



  • Abuse or infection? Archie Kalokerinos, New Scientist Magazine issue 2516, 10 September 2005 . Accessed October 2007
  • Kalokerinos A, Dettman I, Dettman G (1983) Is calcium ascorbate preferable to sodium ascorbate? Australasian Nurses J 12:9 PMID 6555033
  • Kalokerinos A, Dettman I, Dettman G (1982) How much vitamin C should I take? Australasian Nurses J 11:8-9 PMID 6924854
  • Kalokerinos A, Dettman I, Dettman G (1982) Ascorbate—the proof of the pudding! A selection of case histories responding to ascorbate Australasian Nurses J 11:18-21 PMID 6920272
  • Kalokerinos A, Dettman G (1981) Rubella immunisation, a tangle of absurdities and some comments. Australasian Nurses J 10:3-6 PMID 6917758
  • Kalokerinos A, Dettman G (1981) On your metal? Amazing zinc! Australasian Nurses J 10:22 PMID 6915775
  • Kalokerinos A, Dettman G (1981) "Mumps" the word but you have yet another vaccine deficiency Australasian Nurses J 10:17-8 PMID 6914174
  • Kalokerinos A, Dettman I, Dettman G (1981) Vitamin C: the dangers of calcium and safety of sodium ascorbate Australasian Nurses J 10:22 PMID 6910420
  • Dettman G, Kalokerinos A (1980) Aboriginal health: the gentle art of deception Australasian Nurses J 10:14-5 PMID 6908523
  • Kalokerinos A, Dettman G (1980) Viral vaccines vital or vulnerable Australasian Nurses J 9:27-32 PMID 6904225
  • Kalokerinos A, Dettman G (1980) Joggers - beware Australasian Nurses J 9:22 PMID 6904216
  • Cilento P, Kalokerinos A, Dettman I, Dettman G (1980) Venomous bites and vitamin C status Australasian Nurses J9:19 PMID 6902663
  • Knafelc D, Kalokerinos A, Dettmann G (1980) Disease etiology - a shock therapy Australasian Nurses J 9:18-20 PMID 6770812
  • Kalokerinos A, Dettman G. (1979) On new ideas and an U.S. experience Australasian Nurses J 9:22-6 PMID 119534
  • Kalokerinos A, Dettman G (1979) Year of the child: don't be beguiled Australasian Nurses J 8:22-4 PMID 110305
  • Kalokerinos A, Dettman G (1978) Vaccines: "who" benefits? Australasian Nurses J 7:15-6 PMID 100089
  • Kalokerinos A, Dettman G (1978) Does rubella vaccine protect? Australasian Nurses J 7:1-4 PMID 96796
  • Kalokerinos A, (1978) "The sudden infant death syndrome. Part 2. Definition. Further clinical observations." Australasian Nurses J. Mar;7(7):6-8 PMID 418773
  • Kalokerinos A, Dettman G (1977) Vitamin C and the significance of that "wasted spillover" Australasian Nurses J 7:19 PMID 244300
  • Kalokerinos A, Dettman G (1977) The efficiency of immunisations Australasian Nurses J 6:15 PMID 587083
  • Kalokerinos A, Dettman G (1976) Sudden death in infancy syndrome in Western Australia Med J Aust 2:31-2 PMID 979792
  • Kalokerinos A. (1976) Letter: Severe measles in Vietnam. Med J Aust. April 17;1(16):593-4 PMID 933962
  • Kalokerinos A. (1974) Poor black health, bad white attitudes. Aust Nurses J. Apr;3(9):29-31 PMID 4499636
  • Kalokerinos A. (1973) Aboriginal infant health and mortality rates. Med J Aust. 3 March 1973;1(9):462-3 PMID 4708934
  • Kalokerinos A. (1971) The Aboriginal infant mortality rate. Med J Aust. August 21;2(8):445-6. PMID 5122440
  • Bryson AM, Kalokerinos A. (1970) Sudden unexpected deaths in infancy. Med J Aust. August 8;2(6):292. PMID 5456573
  • Kalokerinos A. (1969) Some aspects of aboriginal infant mortality. Med J Aust. January 25;1(4):185-7 PMID 5779047

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  1. ^ "Greek-Australian Archie Kalokerinos, Doctor to Aboriginal Children in Australia, Passes Away | Greek Reporter Australia | Greek News from Australia". 7 March 2012. Retrieved 14 March 2012. 
  2. ^ Kalokerinos, "Every Second Child"
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  4. ^ Contemporary North American film directors: a Wallflower critical guide - Yoram Allon, Del Cullen, Hannah Patterson - Google Boeken. Retrieved 14 March 2012.