I just see the same basic story repeated from time to time. This is what Dr. Donald Miller had to say --
In 1962, I spent the summer after my first year of medical school at the Marine Biology Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts with one of my professors doing research on the electrophysiology of tunicate hearts. Dr. Albert Szent Gyorgi, the Nobel laureate who discovered vitamin C, was there. I was fortunate to be able to meet him and attend his lectures. Dr. Szent Gyorgi, it turns out, loved iodine and took it himself in gram doses. He enjoyed excellent health and lived to the age of 93. In his book Bioenergetics he writes,“When I was a medical student, iodine in the form of KI [potassium iodide] was the universal medicine. Nobody knew what it did, but it did something and did something good. We students used to sum up the situation in this little rhyme:
If ye don’t know where, what, and why
Prescribe ye then K and I”
The standard dose was 1 gram of KI, which contains 770 mg of iodine.