105-Years-Old: the World’s Oldest Doctor?

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , /

When we met at his home in central
London he told me his latest paper had just been published in a medical
journey only this month. I started by asking him if he thought he was a
because of his jeans or because he worked at it?
My old age is due to luck. The reason I have not died is
because I have been so close to death but every time I have just
missed it. I think that is the reason I am so lucky to be alive.
Do you still practice now, do you see
patients? I am not allowed
officially to see patients. Various very grateful patients still come
and I see them but there is always a doctor there and I am only gossiping
with them. You actually got to work
for the last two years of his life with Alexander Fleming, the
discoverer of penicillin. I had to
see him every day Monday to Friday at ten o’clock to talk about award
he was technically in charge but was completely uninterested in clinical
medicine and we talked about all sorts of things. I should have
written a book about what we did talk about but I never have.
If you don’t mind me saying you are the
oldest person I have ever spoken to and I am wondering, you were born
during just the build-up to the First World War, can you remember
anything from the First World War? Yes, I can remember receiving
postcards from my father from Egypt. My father coming back from the war,
just before the war finished, I remember great job location of my
mother — the great happiness of my mother and all the kerfuffle that
went on because he was back and had survived France and everything else.
Your own war took you to a point where you were a prisoner of war of
the Japanese. Where was that? Yes, I
was taken prisoner of war in Singapore on the 15th of February
1942 and I remember that, strangely, although I was on the outskirts of
Singapore, I think there were three planes came over and dropped what
are now called small bombs but I remember it’s the only time in my
life I got under my bed because I could hear it swishing down.
In our own times you actually met Saddam
Hussein. I had never heard of him.
But what was interesting about him of course, he was on desensitising
injections for his asthma and allergy. By all definitions of
allergy and asthma, he had neither but he wasn’t sleeping, eating or
praying he was smoking a cigarette so he was smoking over 40 cigarettes
a day and that was what was wrong with him. He was the most grateful
patient I have ever had as far as I was concerned he was a very pleasant
patient. You said as a child you
played with nature, there were no televisions radios, mobile phones or
computers. We entertained ourselves,
I remember the first ever radio I heard aged ten at a prep school and
I thought it was marvellous, sending noise through the air. The main
difference as I see it is now that everyone is organised to do all
sorts of things with all the modern technology and so on, in my day,
certainly when I was young, we organise ourselves.
Do you have a mobile phone?
No. Do you watch
television? I watch a lot of
television. Do you have a computer?
Yarde no, no, no. Gosh. How long do you think you want to live?
I don’t know, I have dealt with death so
much myself. Would you describe
yourself as happy? Yes, I’m very
happy. I never get depressed. When I was a prisoner of war for three and
a half years and came back here I decided I would start a new life and
I never told my wife for children about being a prisoner of war. It
was part of my life which was not very pleasant and I was not going to
think about it again. It’s been a
privilege to talk to you, thank you very much indeed for talking to us.
Good. 105 and still going strong.
Tonights main news, no Conservative MPs will face criminal charges in
knowledge and two elections bending rules in relation to the 20 15th
battle bus campaign after the CPS said it was not in the public
interest. And more on President Trump firing James Comey as FBI
director, tonight the White House has claimed Mr Trump had considered
sacking him since the day he was elected saying there had been an
erosion of confidence. The Senate intelligence committee has asked
James Comey to appear before a hearing next week. That is Channel 4
News, good evening. The weather has been pretty good for
many of us today, it’s been mostly dry with a mixture of cloud and
sunshine but things will change for the end of the week as low pressure
arrives, showers or longer spells of rain drifting north but it will feel
start warmer with the wind coming from the side. Through this evening
and overnight lots of cloud for Northern Scotland and a few spots of
rain, heavy showers maybe even the odd rumble of shower for southern
parts of England and Wales but for the rest of us in between its dry
with clear skies and the odd patch of fog. Chile in the countryside,
luckily a touch of frost, many towns and cities seen temperatures in the
range of 5-10°. Tomorrow for England and Wales heavy showers in the south
which will drift north, then drier and brighter and more showers coming
into southern areas by the end of the afternoon. For Scotland and
Northern Ireland it’s a lovely day with a mixture of cloud and
sunshine, staying largely dry as well. This is the picture in more
detail, 4pm, dark blue appearing across the channel islands into
south-west England, more showers and thunderstorms arriving, further
north across England and Wales mostly dry with a mixture of cloud
and sunshine. One to showers for the Midlands, North West England and
into Wales as well. The best of the sunshine between showers, one
tomorrow, temperatures as high as 20 or 21. By the time we get to Friday,
more cloud, low-pressure drifting, showers and longer spells of rain
drifting north, fairly mixed to the weekend as well, enjoy your weekend,
take care, goodbye.

41 thoughts on “105-Years-Old: the World’s Oldest Doctor?

  1. I would love to see both Dr. William Frankland and Prince Philip arrange a meet up. Imagine the topics and life experiences they will be discussing, I hope either the BBC or Channel 4 will make it happen.

  2. I think a sense of humour helps people to live longer, together with a vegan diet. This man's incredible. <3

  3. …….Alexander Fleming the discoverer of penicillin?..its a long story,,docudramas on the matter portray Ale ander Fleming as being g not a man of his word. Howard Florey and Ernst Chain never get much mention, yet they did all the hard work isolating and identifying the molecule , they were a driving force and Fleming enjoyed the ride. There would be a case to give Beatrix Potter some credit also if one read her notes on the matter …good to see spritely centenarians.

  4. Older than every US President since 1961 (minus Johnson and Reagan). Older than the last 4 Popes. Also alive during the sinking of the Titanic.

  5. Very impressed with the way Jon conducted the interview here. There are a great many out there who would be all 'ohhh, REALLY? That's AMAZING! Wow! Bless you!' – you know, the way we seem to speak to very old people as if they're children. Jon approaches him as a man, as he is.

  6. Dr. Ellworth Wareham. This is his other video were he explains his diet and his secret of longevity: https://youtu.be/FX58PyQwrcI

  7. The most amazing thing about this man is that his mental clarity and quality of speech is better than 90% of libtard politicians aged 40 and hillary clinton voters

  8. World Renown "Heart Surgeon"" Speaks Out On What Really Causes " Heart Disease "
    — What are the biggest culprits of chronic inflammation ? Quite simply, they are the overload of simple, highly processed carbohydrates (sugar, flour and all the products made from them) and the excess consumption of omega-6 vegetable oils like , canola oil '' soybean, corn, and sunflower that are found in many processed foods…..

    How does eating a simple sweet roll create a cascade of inflammation to make you sick?

    Imagine spilling syrup on your keyboard and you have a visual of what occurs inside the cell. When we consume simple carbohydrates such as sugar, blood sugar rises rapidly. In response, your "pancreas" secretes insulin" whose primary purpose is to drive sugar into each cell where it is stored for energy. If the cell is full and does not need glucose, it is rejected to avoid extra sugar gumming up the works.

    When your full cells reject the extra glucose, blood sugar rises producing more insulin and the glucose converts to stored fat.

    What does all this have to do with inflammation? Blood sugar is controlled in a very narrow range. Extra sugar molecules attach to a variety of proteins that in turn injure the blood vessel wall. This repeated injury to the blood vessel wall sets off inflammation. When you spike your blood sugar level several times a day, every day, it is exactly like taking sandpaper to the inside of your delicate blood vessels.

    While you may not be able to see it, rest assured it is there. I saw it in over 5,000 surgical patients spanning 25 years who all shared one common denominator — inflammation in their arteries… Let’s get back to the sweet roll. That innocent looking goody not only contains sugars, it is baked in one of many omega-6 oils such as soybean. Chips and fries are soaked in soybean oil; processed foods are manufactured with omega-6 oils for longer shelf life. While omega-6’s are essential -they are part of every cell membrane controlling what goes in and out of the cell — they must be in the correct balance with omega-3’s.

    If the balance shifts by consuming excessive omega-6, the cell membrane produces chemicals called cytokines that directly cause inflammation.

    Today’s mainstream American diet has produced an extreme imbalance of these two fats. The ratio of imbalance ranges from 15:1 to as high as 30:1 in favor of omega-6. That’s a tremendous amount of cytokines causing inflammation. In today’s food environment, a 3:1 ratio would be optimal and healthy.

    To make matters worse, the excess weight you are carrying from eating these foods creates overloaded fat cells that pour out large quantities of pro-inflammatory chemicals that add to the injury caused by having high blood sugar. The process that began with a sweet roll turns into a vicious cycle over time that creates heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and finally, Alzheimer’s disease, as the inflammatory process continues unabated.

    There is no escaping the fact that the more we consume prepared and processed foods, the more we trip the inflammation switch little by little each day. The human body cannot process, nor was it designed to consume, foods packed with sugars and soaked in omega-6 oils.

    There is but one answer to quieting inflammation, and that is returning to foods closer to their natural state. To build muscle, eat more protein. Choose carbohydrates that are very complex such as colorful fruits and vegetables. Cut down on or eliminate inflammation- causing omega-6 fats like corn ,Safflower oil,and soybean oil and the processed foods that are made from them.

    One tablespoon of corn oil contains 7,280 mg of omega-6; soybean contains 6,940 mg. Instead, use olive oil , coconut oil , or butter from grass-fed beef.

    Animal fats contain less than 20% omega-6 and are much less likely to cause inflammation than the supposedly healthy oils labelledpolyunsaturated . Forget the “science” that has been drummed into your head for decades. The science that saturated fat alone causes heart disease is non-existent. The science that saturated fat raises blood cholesterol is also very weak. Since we now know that cholesterol is not the cause of heart disease, the concern about saturated fat is even more absurd today.
    Mainstream medicine made a terrible mistake when it advised people to avoid saturated fat in favor of foods high in omega-6 fats.

    We now have an epidemic of arterial inflammation leading to heart disease and other silent killers.

    What you can do is choose whole foods your grandmother served and not those your mom turned to as grocery store aisles filled with manufactured foods.By eliminating inflammatory foods and adding essential nutrients from fresh unprocessed food, you will reverse years of damage in your arteries and throughout your body from consuming the typical American diet.

    1. Avoid commercial fried foods. With very few exceptions, these are cooked in polyunsaturated oils and contain highly damaged fats.

    2. Avoid all damaged fats , peanut butter , commercial salad dressings, mayonnaise and other fatty condiments. Unless otherwise noted, these are generally made with refined vegetable oils and heated (damaged fats).

    3. Avoid commercial "baked goods" . Riddled with "white bleached flour ", refined sugar and chemical additives, these items should be avoided in general for obvious reasons. But their high PUFA content gives you yet another good reason for leaving these items on the shelf where they belong.

    4. Cook and bake with butter, coconut oil, olive oil and other heat stable fats. Frankly, these taste a whole lot better than veggie oils anyway, so making this trade should be easy.

    5. Go easy on the nuts. While these may be hailed as a health food by many experts, in excess nuts can easily skew your omega-3 to omega-6 ratio and push your polyunsaturated fat intake over the limit .—-

    –The Cancer Connection—
    Many experts now acknowledge that "refined polyunsaturated oils" are damaged fats and should be avoided. This leads to the assumption that cold-pressed organic oils are inherently acceptable because they are less refined. However, even gently processed polyunsaturated oils are unstable, and oxidation can still occur once these fats are in the body. And oxidation is linked to "cancer" and other " degenerative diseases" .

    In addition to the dangers of oxidation, there are also bonafide concerns about the omega-6 content of "polyunsaturated oils" . A recent San Francisco study demonstrated that under laboratory conditions, omega-6 fatty acids could accelerate the growth of prostate tumor cells.The blame for this imbalance can be squarely placed on the rapid increase of vegetable oils in our diets during the past century .Vegetables oils, such as canola oil , soy , sunflower oil , corn oil , grapeseed, safflower, rice bran, cottonseed oil and, of course, those fake butter spreads like margarine are all rich in omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids.-

    — https://lifespa.com/scary-facts-polyunsaturated…/

  9. I think him not having a cell phone or computer helps him to live longer haha. I have a damn router in my room at my apartment and I know it's been aging me rapidly

  10. My 84 year old Great Grandmother tells me to walk at least an hour per day and to keep your mind active will help you live a very long life.

  11. This is a great man. Long may he grace this earth with his spirit and knowledge, he’s a gift to humanity.

  12. WAAAAU!!!! This man met Alexander Flemming =O He would have met people from the Victorian Era.

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