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PDF of Dr Lowe’s website


Many people are thankful for Dr Lowe’s website and its presence on the Wayback machine (web.archive.org/) that is available. However, the website has had some issues and archive.org is not always easy to navigate.

In order to make it more accessible, I have converted the whole website into one very large PDF document (it is the best part of 500 pages). The file is about 27 megabytes in size. (Quite obviously - not suited to downloading or use on a phone!)


You can extract a single document, if you wish:

Find the pages (use the PDF page number as shown by Acrobat Reader DC or whatever you use for viewing). Then print that page range to a PDF printer. In Windows, you might choose Microsoft Print to PDF (standard in Windows 10).

When it prints, the requested pages will be saved as a PDF.

The document is a work in progress. I think the full content is present but I still want to create a Table of Contents. (As you can search in most PDF viewers, I’ll not add an index.) I will keep updating it until I am satisfied.

Added 21/12/2019:

As well as adding pages I had originally missed, I have tidied up the document and included a Table of Contents for the whole document. You can click on any entry in the Table of Contents and it will jump to the page.

It also includes a document map which can be shown in some PDF viewers - such as Acrobat Reader DC - which makes it very much easier to navigate round the 800+ pages.

Now about 57 megabytes.

The basic conversion is complete but has rough edges. Please do let me know of any issues you have or find.

19 Replies

Wow! Thanks for all your efforts! It sounds like it must have been very tedious to do, but very, very useful for us. :)

helvellaAdministrator in reply to humanbean

Not too terribly tedious. :-)

Sounds a mammoth task and a very clever one ! I am such a dinosaur ! Thank you ...

helvellaAdministrator in reply to Marz

If you know how to do it, it is actually quite easy!

WinHTTrack to download it and Lyx to assemble everything. With the Print to PDF Firefox plugin to convert website pages into PDFs.

shawsAdministrator in reply to helvella


Your quote above i.e.

"If you know how to do it, it is actually quite easy"

I'd like to pass this sentence onto the medical professionals in the hope that they, too, would find it 'easy' to prescribe and ease symptoms. :)

Helvella that is so generous. Thank you so much. I shall definitely be downloading when i have access to a computer


I send you a Gold medal helvella as it was a pity that after Dr Lowe's untimely death that his website had to be removed.

helvellaAdministrator in reply to shaws

It wasn't actually removed - I used a website downloader to get the content so I could create the PDF. :-)

Great Job helvella as always . Dr' Lowe was a great contributor to our in betterment . He is *Very* missed . It's our loss .

Wow that’s wonderful thank you Helvella!!

Many thanks 🙏🏻 X

What a lot of patience... and work. Many thanks Rod.

humanbean in reply to JGBH



JGBH in reply to humanbean

Thanks.... losing the plot!


Checking through, I realised that I had missed a lot of pages :-( - which have now been included. The PDF is now about 50 megabytes in size.

JGBH humanbean shaws jgelliss Marz Jacs katyfow Banjogirl

Please do let me know of any issues. The Table of Contents has not yet been added.

jgelliss in reply to helvella

helvella Thank You for adding me in to such a Great Company . This community is *Supreme* beyond the shadow of the doubt .

helvellaAdministrator in reply to helvella

Have updated yet more and done some work to getting table of contents working - but not complete yet.

helvellaAdministrator in reply to helvella

Further major updates completed.


Yet more updates done. :-)

If you downloaded an earlier version, please download it again.

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