Silver in medicine – past, present and future
Silver has been associated with human medicine and healthcare for over two millennia. The ‘father of
modern medicine,’ Hippocrates, wrote of using silver to improve wound care around 400 BC, and
during the intervening years silver has featured in a wide range of writings, most of which highlight its
capabilities particularly with regards to limiting inflammation and infection. The interest in silver in
medicine was probably spurred by long‐held knowledge that silver kept many perishable items fresher
for longer periods of time – for example, silver coins were often dropped into barrels of water and
milk on long journeys to slow their degradation. While it was not understood at the time, under these
conditions silver ions are formed which interrupt many microbial processes associated with spoilage.
It is this relatively simple piece of science which ultimately drove the medical community’s interest in
The president elect of the US, Mr. Trump, does not know what he is doing when he proposes protectionist measures to encourage the reindustrialization of the US and bring home again, the American industry that emigrated to foreign lands.
Six Hundred Million Ounces of Silver to be Consumed in Photovoltaics and Ethylene Oxide Production Through 2020
Two segments of the silver industrial demand complex are poised to consume 600 million ounces of silver through 2020. Please click the link below for a report issued today entitled, “Prospects for silver demand in ethylene oxide and photovoltaics”, issued today by the Silver Institute.
There are many reasons to be positive about demand for silver in photovoltaic (PV) cells.
Fed ‘dot plot’ shows 3 rate hikes in 2017
Gold futures settled higher Wednesday, then retreated in electronic trading as the dollar strengthened on the heels of the U.S. Federal Reserve’s decision to raise interest rates for the first time in 12 months.
Global Chaos And The Road To $1,000 Silver
With continued uncertainty in global markets, one of the greats in the business just told King World News that “we are most assuredly headed for Armageddon.”