Elmer M. Cranton, family 2015

Elmer and Nancy Cranton, ages 83 and 79, taken at Christmas, 2015, with their two youngest grandchildren, Ford and Annabelle Martin, and doggie Sammy

Dr. Cranton graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1964. He was president of Smyth County Medical Society, Virginia, and 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. 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 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 medical practice.

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, Life Member, American Academy of Family
             Physicians, 1974 to present
  • Institute for the Study of American Cultures, College of Fellows
  • Dean's Council, Harvard Medical School

To contact by email: elmer@drcranton.com

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                                    BRIEF 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 Reserve 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 Teresita Hospital, Monrovia, California 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 STILL IN PRINT

  1. Cranton E M (ed): A Textbook on EDTA Chelation Therapy, Second Edition, Charlottesville, VA, Hampton Roads Publishing Co, 2001, Foreword by Linus Pauling, PhD.
  2. Cranton E M. Bypassing Bypass Surgery.  Charlottesville, VA, Hampton Roads Publishing Co . Updated edition 2005. (EDTA chelation therapy for the lay reader)

JOURNAL ARTICLES -- PARTIAL LISTING

  1. Cranton EM: Progress and non-conformity in medicine, 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: Kidney effects of ethylene diamine tetra-acetic acid (EDTA): A literature review. Journal of Holistic Medicine 1982;4(2):152-157.
  5. 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.
  6. Frackelton JP, Cranton EM: Iron and copper supplementation, considerations with EDTA chelation therapy. Journal of Holistic Medicine 1986;8(1 & 2 ):63-66.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Liu ZX, Harich, KC, Cranton, EM: A laboratory method to measure plasma EDTA levels. Journal of Advancement in Medicine 1995;8(4):233-240.
  11. Cranton, EM: Critique of Danish EDTA Chelation Study. Journal of Advancement in Medicine 1998;11(4):241-245.
  12. Cranton EM. EDTA Chelation Therapy: Another possible scientific rationale. Clinical Practice of Alternative Medicine. 2001;2(1):26-30.
  13. Cranton EM. Testing for toxic elements and chelation of mercury. Clinical Practice of Alternative Medicine. 2001;2(1):56-58.
  14. Cranton EM. Trace element supplementation may interfere with EDTA chelation therapy. Clinical Practice of Alternative Medicine. 2001;2(4):261-264.
  15. 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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