Inaugural Issue - Vitamin C: Blazing a Trail to Cure Sepsis

Fall 2017

The MCV Foundation’s new publication, covering the incredible innovations in patient care, research and education occurring on the MCV Campus at VCU Health. In the inaugural issue, VCU Health researchers, led by Alpha A. “Berry” Fowler III, M.D., find intravenous Vitamin C treatment effective in treating and curing sepsis — the leading cause of death in U.S. hospitals.

Editor’s note: Since the publication of our inaugural issue, the foundation has learned about and acknowledges with regret the controversy surrounding the lack of consent from Bruce Tucker’s next of kin before his heart was used in the first heart transplant performed at MCV. The reality of this incident complicates the legacy of a medical breakthrough and underscores a collective and ongoing imperative for all of us at VCU Health on the MCV Campus to listen to and accept criticism and to learn from our past as we work to honoring the dignity of all whom we serve.