By Harriet P. Gross
Ugliness swirls in our world. How to fight it? How can we make the ugliness stop — especially when it is directed at us?
Words are not effective by themselves, but they can convey real warning. Those in lands whose leaders have told their people to swear off using anything that comes from Jews or Israel might think twice if they could see a list compiled of everything they would have to give up.
Have you ever heard of Meyer M. Treinkman? I’ve tried to track him down in our modern, Googley way, without finding anything to make me sure I’ve really got him pinned. However, enough sources have reported that Treinkman is the man with a real retort when we got wind of urgings in the hostile Muslim world to boycott everything of Jewish origin. So here I’ll present some of what this man — or perhaps someone else just using this name — put together as fair warning to those who might follow that ill-given advice:
Anyone with syphilis must not be cured by Salvarsan, discovered by a Jew, Dr. Ehrlich. He should not even try to find out whether or not he has syphilis, because the Wasserman Test is the discovery of a Jew. If someone suspects he has gonorrhea, he must not seek diagnosis, because he would be using the method of a Jew named Neissner.
One who has heart disease may not use digitalis, a discovery by a Jew, Ludwig Traube. Should one suffer with a toothache, no novocain is allowed, because it was discovered by Jews Widal and Weil.
If one has diabetes, he must not rely on insulin, the result of research by the Jewish Minkowsky. If one has a headache, he must shun Pyramidon and Antypyrin because of Jews Spiro and Ellege.
Convulsions? One must put up with them because it was Oscar Leibreich, a Jew, who proposed the use of chloral hydrate. And likewise with psychic ailments, because Freud, father of psychoanalysis, was Jewish.
Diphtheria is also beyond treatment because of the Jewish Bela Schick. People must continue to die or be crippled for life by infantile paralysis since another Jew, Jonas Salk, discovered the anti-polio vaccine. Tuberculosis will be incurable because Zalman Waxman developed the wonder drug Streptomycin.
Doctors acceding to this Jewish “ban” must discard all discoveries and improvements by dermatologist Judas Sehn Benedict, lung specialist Frawnkel, plus too many other world-renowned Jewish scientists and medical experts to name. And the sick wouldn’t be able to call their doctors anyway, because a Jewish engineer in Israel was a prime inventor of the cellphone.
Treinkman (or possibly his doppelganger) has also provided a telling number of stop-you-in-your-tracks comparisons. For example: The world’s Islamic population (at the time of this compilation, whenever that may have been) was approximately 1 billion, 200 million — about 20 percent of the world’s population. Through the end of the past century, he offers the figure of seven Nobel Prizes from this group, only two of which were awarded in Medicine.
The global Jewish population at the same time is given as 14 million — about 0.02 percent of the people on this planet. In the same time period, that group posted 129 Nobelists, 45 of them in Medicine.
So what does all this mean? Nothing, I suppose, to those who most ought to look closely and apply the information to themselves. The friend who pointed out Treinkman to me sent this list by email with the following heading: An Interesting Edict: Truth Hurts. And the list does prove that if it is followed, it may actually kill.
(A truly humorous afterword: An ad appeared at the end of my friend’s post, telling how to avoid wrinkling at age 60. However, it failed to mention whether the inventor of the touted method to reduce sagging skin was or was not Jewish.)