Nephrology should Trail Blaze the End of Chronic Disease

Rudolf Fluckiger*

Nephrology should Trail Blaze the End of Chronic Disease

If history can serve as a guide quite some time can lapse between the inception of a
concept and its proof. For instance, Einstein had described the special theory of relativity in
1905, but he published the general theory of relativity only after thinking about the problems
for 10 years.

On March 29, 1919, the opportunity to get proof came. British Astronomer Sir
Arthur Eddington had traveled to Príncipe Island off the western coast of Africa.

His team photographed star fields during the eclipse and compared the photos with those of the same
star field taken when the sun was not present. Eddington found the apparent location of the stars had
shifted, just as was predicted by Einstein’s theory.

That 15-year delay between conception and proof did not cause suffering or deaths
as was the case with the germ theory of Semmelweis, who did not live to see his momentous
insight being accepted.

He was declined reappointment and admitted to an asylum where he died after
only two weeks with the following on his mind “When I look back upon the past,
I can only dispel the sadness which falls upon me by gazing
into that happy future when the infection will be banished.

The conviction that such a time must inevitably sooner or later arrive will cheer my dying hour”.

The author postulates based on his personal experience and strive with cancer that the
end of chronic disease is near. He postulates that chronic disease arrises whenever the innate
immune system turns on the body.

Nephrol Open J. 2016; 1(3): 49-50. doi: 10.17140/NPOJ-1-109