Elmer M. Cranton, M.D.

Elmer and Nancy Cranton on a Cruise to Hong Kong in 2008

Dr. Cranton graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1964. He has served as president of Smyth County Medical Society, Virginia, and was Chief-of-Staff at a U.S. Public Health Service Hospital in Oklahoma. He is a Charter Fellow and Life Member of the American Academy of Family Physicians; and a Fellow and past president of the American College for Advancement in Medicine. Dr. Cranton was board certified and recertified as a Diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine. He served for many years as Editor-in-Chief of both the Journal of Advancement in Medicine, and the Journal of Holistic Medicine. He is a past president of the American Holistic Medical Association. He has authored a number of books and scientific papers, some of which are listed below. Dr. Cranton retired in 2007, after more than 40 years of  clinical practice.

Past Memberships and Offices

  • President, Smyth County Medical Society, Virginia, 1979-1980.
  • Diplomate, American Board of Family Practice, certified 1974, re-certified 1985.
  • President, American Holistic Medical Association, 1980-1981.
  • President and Founding Fellow, American College for Advancement
                                                          in Medicine, 1991-1992.
  • Fellow, International College of Applied Nutrition, 1975.
  • Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Holistic Medicine, 1981 to 1986.
  • Editor-in-Chief, Journal for Advancement in Medicine, 1986 to 1989.
  • Charter Fellow, American Academy of Family Physicians, since 1974.
  • Founding Fellow, American College for Advancement in Medicine, since 1974
  • Institute for the Study of American Cultures, College of Fellows
  • Dean's Council, Harvard Medical School

Present Memberships and Offices

  • American Academy of Family Physicians Life Member and Charter Fellow

To contact by email: elmer@drcranton.com

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                           BRIEF CHRONOLOGICAL LIFE SUMMARY
Groveland High School, Groveland, Mass. 9/46to 6/50
Capital Radio Engineering Institute Washington, DC 7/50 to 7/51
United States Navy, electronics technician, naval aviator, aircraft carrier pilot, jet fighter pilot, electronics officer 7/51 to 1/69
Pre-Medical Student, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado  2/57 to 8/59
Exchange scholar, University of Erlangen, Germany 9/59 to 5/60
Harvard Medical School, M.D. Degree 8/60 to 6/64
Internship, U.S. Naval Hospital, Pensacola, Florida 7/64 to 6/65
Staff physician, surgical service, U.S. Naval Hospital, Pensacola, Florida 7/65 to 12/65
Flight Surgeon Training, U.S. Naval Aerospace Medical Institute, Pensacola, Florida 1/66 to 6/66
Officer-in-Charge and Medical Officer, Byrd Station, Antarctica. Research Station for National Science Foundation’s Antarctic Research Program (Operation Deepfreeze)  
7/66 to 11/67
Flight Surgeon in Charge of Aviation Examining Facility, U.S. Naval Air Station, North Island, San Diego, California. (Part-time Emergency Room Physician, Scripps Memorial Hospital, La Jolla, California.) 12/67 to 8/69
Honorable Discharge from the U.S. Navy 9 /69
Family practice, Encinitas, California. Staff physician, Scripps Memorial Hospital, La Jolla, Calif., and Encinitas Hospital, Encinitas, Calif. 9/69 to 1/72
Family practice, Arcadia California. Staff physician, Methodist Hospital and Santa Terisita Hospital. 2/72 to 1/74
Chief of Staff, US PHS Indian Health Service Hospital, Talihina, Oklahoma 2/74to 6/75
Family practice, Trout Dale, Virginia. Staff physician, Smyth County Community Hospital, Marion, Virginia 7/75 to 6/89
Mount Rainier Clinic, Thurston County Washington, family practice, primary care and preventive medicine 7/89to 2007

PUBLICATIONS

BOOKS

  1. Passwater R A, Cranton E M: Trace Elements, Hair Analysis and Nutrition. New Canaan, CT, Keats Publishing Inc, 1983. (Out of Print)
  2. Cranton E M (ed): A Textbook on EDTA Chelation Therapy. New York, NY, Human Sciences Press, 1989 (Out of print).
  3. Cranton EM: Bypassing Bypass. Trout Dale, Virginia, Medex Publishers, Inc., 1990 (Out of print).
  4. Cranton E, Fryer W: Resetting the Clock: 5 Anti-aging Hormones that are Revolutionizing the Quality and Length of Life. New York, NY, M. Evans & Co., 1996. (Out of Print)
  5. Cranton E M (ed): A Textbook on EDTA Chelation Therapy, Second Edition, Charlottesville, VA, Hampton Roads Publishing Co, 2001, Foreword by Linus Pauling, PhD.
  6. Cranton E M. Bypassing Bypass Surgery.  Charlottesville, VA, Hampton Roads Publishing Co . Updated edition 2005.

JOURNAL ARTICLES

  1. Cranton EM: Progress and non-conformity, editorial. Journal of Holistic Medicine 1981;3(2):99-100.
  2. Cranton EM, Bland JS, Chatt A, Krakovitz R, Wright JV: Standardization and interpretation of human hair for elemental concentrations. Journal of Holistic Medicine 1982;4(1):10-20.
  3. Cranton EM, Frackelton JP: Current status of EDTA chelation therapy in occlusive arterial disease. Journal of Holistic Medicine 1982;4(1):24-33.
  4. Cranton EM: Limitations of the Index Medicus and Medline computer program, editorial. Journal of Holistic Medicine 1982;4(2):103-104.
  5. Cranton EM: Kidney effects of ethylene diamine tetra-acetic acid (EDTA): A literature review. Journal of Holistic Medicine 1982;4(2):152-157.
  6. Cranton EM, Frackelton JP: Free radical pathology in age-associated diseases: Treatment with EDTA chelation, nutrition and antioxidants. Journal of Holistic Medicine 1984;6(1):6-37.
  7. Cranton EM: The current status of EDTA chelation therapy, editorial. Journal of Holistic Medicine 1985;7(1):3-7.
  8. Cranton EM: Update on hair analysis in clinical medicine. Journal of Holistic Medicine 1984;7(2):120-134.
  9. Cranton EM: Candida albicans: A common cause of fatigue and depression. Journal of Holistic Medicine 1986;8(1 & 2 ): 3-14.
  10. Cranton EM: Critique of the American Medical Association's published position on hair analysis. Journal of Holistic Medicine 1986;8(1 & 2 ):47-53.
  11. Frackelton JP, Cranton EM: Iron and copper supplementation with EDTA chelation therapy. Journal of Holistic Medicine 1986;8(1 & 2 ):63-66.
  12. Blumer W, Cranton EM: Ninety percent reduction in cancer mortality after chelation therapy with EDTA. Journal of Advancement in Medicine 1989;2(1 & 2 ):183-188.
  13. Cranton EM: Protocol of the American College of Advancement in Medicine for the safe and effective administration of EDTA chelation therapy. Journal of Advancement in Medicine 1989;2(1 & 2 ):269-305.
  14. Cranton EM, Liu ZX, Smith IM: Urinary trace and toxic elements and minerals in untimed urine specimens relative to urine creatinine, Part I: Concentrations of elements in fasting urine. Journal of Advancement in Medicine 1989;2(1 & 2 ):331-349.
  15. Cranton EM, Liu ZX, Smith IM: Urinary trace and toxic elements and minerals in untimed urine specimens relative to urine creatinine, Part II: Provoked increase in excretion following intravenous EDTA. Journal of Advancement in Medicine 1989;2(1 & 2 ):351-397.
  16. Cranton EM: Interpretation of trace and toxic element levels in human hair. Journal of Advancement in Medicine 1989;2(1 & 2 ):399-416.
  17. Liu ZX, Harich, KC, Cranton, EM: A laboratory method to measure plasma EDTA levels. Journal of Advancement in Medicine 1995;8(4):233-240.
  18. Cranton, EM: Critique of Danish Chelation Study. Journal of Advancement in Medicine 1998;11(4):241-245.
  19. Cranton, EM. Free oxygen radical pathology and EDTA chelation therapy: Mechanisms of action. i 1998; 11(4):277-310.
  20. Cranton EM. Guest Editorial: What about oral chelation? Journal of Advancement in Medicine 1999; 12(4):237-239.
  21. Cranton EM. EDTA Rectal Suppositories are Poorly Absorbed and Potentially Dangerous (editorial). Clinical Practice of Alternative Medicine. 2000;1(4):222.
  22. Cranton EM. Questioning Oral EDTA Chelation (letter to the Editor). Clinical Practice of Alternative Medicine. 2000;1(4):261-264.
  23. Cranton EM. EDTA Chelation Therapy: A more comprehensive scientific rationale. Clinical Practice of Alternative Medicine. 2001;2(1):26-30.
  24. Frackelton JP, Cranton EM. Revised dose computation and renal monitoring during chelation therapy with EDTA. Clinical Practice of Alternative Medicine. 2001;2(1):32-34.
  25. Cranton EM. Testing for toxic elements and chelation of mercury. Clinical Practice of Alternative Medicine. 2001;2(1):56-58.
  26. Cranton EM. Trace element supplementation may interfere with EDTA chelation therapy. Clinical Practice of Alternative Medicine. 2001;2(4):261-264.
  27. Cranton EM. Critique of the Calgary PATCH study using EDTA chelation to treat heart disease. Townsend Letter for Doctors. June, 2002;107-109.

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