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There was a TV movie in the early 80s about a man who cured his sickness by taking Vitamin C. I was very young the time it aired so that is the gist of my recollection.

It would have been broadcast on one of the 3 major networks at the time (ABC, NBC, CBS) though I'm pretty sure it was CBS.

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Is there any other detail about the movie that you can think of? For example, how was he sick? How did he ingest the vitamin c? Details can help answer this question. – DForck42 Apr 18 '12 at 5:18
He was an older guy and got the treatment intravenously; looks like smooshie got the answer. – ray Apr 18 '12 at 14:06
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How about Anatomy of an Illness by and about Norman Cousins?

From the Wiki article about Norman Cousins

Cousins also served as Adjunct Professor of Medical Humanities for the School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he did research on the biochemistry of human emotions, which he long believed were the key to human beings’ success in fighting illness. It was a belief he maintained even as he battled heart disease, which he fought both by taking massive doses of Vitamin C and, according to him, by training himself to laugh.[4][5] He wrote a collection of best-selling non-fiction books on illness and healing, as well as a 1980 autobiographical memoir, Human Options: An Autobiographical Notebook. Late in life Cousins was diagnosed with a form of arthritis then called Marie-Strumpell's disease (ankylosing spondylitis),[6] although this diagnosis is currently in doubt and it has been suggested that Cousins may actually have had reactive arthritis. His struggle with this illness is detailed in the book and movie Anatomy of an Illness.

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Hmm, sounds more like a bio for Linus Pauling. – Robert Harvey Apr 18 '12 at 4:49
I found some clips of the movie on YouTube. That's got to be it...I mean, how many early 80s TV movies could have been about a guy curing an ailment on Vitamin C? It's incredible you were able to find that on such little detail , smooshie. – ray Apr 18 '12 at 14:05

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