The Royal Road to Health
Chas. A. Tyrrell
Part 4 out of 4
Results from what is known as sclerosis, a hardening of the gray
matter in the motor centres of the spinal cord. Its special symptom is
the peculiar high-stepping gait, the power of locomotion not being
properly under the control of the will, and when the eyes are closed,
it seems impossible for the afflicted person to walk forward without
falling. Like other diseases of its class, it is primarily due to
innutrition, the result of imperfect elimination, and has hitherto
defied regular medical treatment. If a cure is to be effected, it is
by regular use of the "Cascade," perfect rest, strict attention to
diet, and judicious massage; but if the case is well advanced, it is
doubtful whether restoration to health can be affected.
Under the above heading, we class the following troublesome
complaints: Inflammation of the Breast, Milk Fever, Sore Nipples,
Puerperal Swelled Leg, and Puerperal Fever, or Peritonitis, all of
which complaints are practically unknown, under intelligent hygienic
We would point out that a simple hygienic mode of life (including
careful diet and the regular practice of the "Cascade Treatment"
during pregnancy), will not only have the effect of making the labor
easy, and the recovery rapid, but will almost preclude the possibility
of any of the above complaints manifesting themselves.
During pregnancy the "Cascade Treatment" should be regularly used
twice a week, by which means the absorption of the poisonous waste
matters of the system into the circulation is completely avoided, and
the future health of the infant assured. The body should be bathed
daily, or, if impracticable, then a brisk rubbing from head to foot,
with a towel, and exercise--more or less--taken every day. The diet
should consist largely of vegetables and fruit, especially after the
fourth month, avoiding farinaceous foods as much as possible, such as
wheat, peas, beans, barley, and especially fine wheaten flour. These
foods contain the bony constitutents, and their avoidance tends to
deossify the systems of both mother and child, and make childbirth
what Nature intended it to be, a comparatively painless proceeding.
Careful attention to the foregoing hygienic mode of life, during
pregnancy, will effectually prevent the appearance of those
distressing complaints (before mentioned), pecu1iar to Nursing
INFLAMMATION OF THE BREAST
Would never occur, if the "Cascade" had been regularly used, and the
treatment for it, when present, is to use the "Cascade" thoroughly,
and apply cool wet clothes, well covered with dry ones, to the
breasts. If there is a surplus of milk, draw it off with the breast
pump, or the more convenient method--the mouth.
Do not require anything but a little cream or olive oil applied to
them, with occasional applications of cold, wet cloths when they are
hot and painful, and occasional fomentations when they are cracked and
sore--but do not fail to "flush the colon."
Is principally due to over-heated, or ill-ventilated rooms, and should
be treated by at once flushing the colon, and if the patient is not
too weak, use the wet sheet pack, otherwise tepid ablutions should be
PUERPERAL SWELLED LEG
Should be treated as an acute inflammation. The colon should be
thoroughly flushed, the wet sheet pack or tepid bath used frequently,
and cold wet compresses applied to the afflicted limb. The patient may
drink cold water freely, and the diet should consist mainly of Indian
or wheat-meal gruel.
There are two distinctly recognized forms of fistula, the complete and
the incomplete: the latter, having only one opening, either external
or internal; if the opening is internal, it is termed, "blind
fistula." The complete fistula has two openings, usually, one external
and one internal, but in some cases, both openings are external.
Fistula is almost invariably the sequel to a neglected abscess,
therefore, any form of gathering in the buttocks, should be promptly
attended to. Fistula may result from an injury; but the large majority
of cases are due to a congested or diseased condition of the sigmoid
flexure and rectum.
It need scarcely be said, that scrupulous care and cleanliness are
indispensable factors in promoting recovery, therefore, the colon must
be kept absolutely clean, by the use of the "Cascade" and the parts
`thoroughly bathed with warm water, at least, once daily, and the pipe
of the fistula should be thoroughly cleaned three times a day, with
the following solution: To half a cupful of warm water, add twenty-
five drops of fluid hydrastis and one teaspoonful of finely pulverized
willow charcoal. This should be mixed thoroughly and injected into the
opening of the fistula, the whole of it, with a small piston syringe.
If the opening is not external, then, double the quantity should be
injected into the rectum. This practice should be persisted in until
the discharge ceases. In some cases, operations are absolutely
necessary. All stimulants should be avoided and all highly seasoned
DISEASES OF CHILDREN.
The following simple methods of treating the ailments of childhood
will be found remarkably efficacious, easy of application, and may be
used with confidence.
This disease often runs in families, and is most frequently caused by
sudden alterations of temperature. The symptoms are usually a harsh
cough, hoarseness, sore throat, and slight fever. A croupy child needs
watching. To prevent it, keep the colon clean.
The treatment cannot be too prompt. Use the "Cascade" quickly, and
place the child immediately in a hot bath, and rub the lower limbs
thoroughly. Wring a cloth out of cold water, and place it on the
throat and chest, covering it with a thick flannel to exclude the air.
Change the cloth as often as it gets dry.
This is a bacillus disease. The colon being clogged, Nature is trying
to cast out the impurities by way of the pores of the skin, and when
these become congested we have fever. First flush the colon, then use
the hot sheet pack (see end of book), if the fever is not very high,
or if the child has chills. If the fever is high, use the cold sheet
pack. With this treatment the rash will soon come out, and the child
be easy. If fever appears again, give another injection and a sponge
bath. Feed the body with water outside, and give it all it wants to
drink. Give no food until Nature calls for it, then a raw egg beaten
in milk. When the appetite comes back, give soft-boiled rice, or
oatmeal with milk. Keep a cool head, and this treatment will save your
Is a disease that can be readily cured by flushing the colon--adding a
little antiseptic tonic to the water. It is purely a disease of the
alimentary canal, consequently, cleansing that passage affords relief.
A tepid bath, covering the legs and abdomen, is of wonderful benefit
when fever is present. Be very particular with the diet. A raw egg,
well beaten, in boiled milk is very nourishing.
Is a terribly fatal complaint, the result of a poison or germ produced
in the body during the illness. The symptoms being difficult to
identify, all cases of sore throat, if accompanied by fever, loss of
strength, and white spots on the tonsils, should be regarded as
Give full hot water flushings twice or four times every twenty-four
hours. If the throat is of a grayish color, add a teaspoonful of borax
to every quart of water. If it is of a dark red color, add a
teaspoonful of acetic acid to every quart of water. If the child
cannot retain it, place it in a hot hip bath, and then it will. After
the discharge, induce perspiration with the hot sheet pack (if
chilly), if not, in the cold pack, and apply a cold compress to the
throat. Give the child all the cold, pure
water it wants.
To treat the throat locally, take equal parts of fine salt, borax and
common soda, pulverize, mix well, and by means of a quill blow well
down the throat, using one quarter or half a teaspoonful.
Is a very contagious eruptive fever, caused by a bacillus and fever,
with aching of the limbs, in from nine to twelve germ peculiar to the
disease. It commences with chills days after exposure.
After forty-eight hours the eruption usually appears. When rightly
treated, it is not a dangerous disease.
In the case of a young person or child, the treatment is the same as
for scarlet fever. Let the patient have all the water it wants in
frequent drinks--a little cold water at a time.
After the eruption appears, no further treatment is necessary, except
a daily flushing of the colon and a daily sponge bath in tepid water.
If there is pain in the head, apply a cold compress. There is no
appetite during the progress of the disease, but when the stomach
demands food, great care should be exercised. Milk may be given
safely. When strength returns, toasted Graham bread, mush, boiled or
broiled chicken may be given.
TO PREVENT POCKMARKS.
The marking is caused by exposure to dry air and light, therefore
paint the hands and face with a mixture of glycerine and charcoal--the
glycerine keeps the skin soft, and the charcoal shuts out the light.
It should be washed off every morning, and re-applied. Under no
circumstances must the patient be allowed to scratch off the pocks.
Is an eruptive disease peculiar to children, slightly contagious, but
not dangerous. It may commence with a slight chill, or not. The fever
is usually attended with a slight cold, swollen watery eyes, and
The first thing to be done is to bring out the rash, which is quickly
done, by flushing the colon, followed by a wet sheet pack, as in
scarlet fever. When the eruption is out, nothing is needed but to keep
the colon clean, and wash down daily with tepid water. In all eruptive
diseases guard against taking cold--for a cold closes the pores of the
skin, shutting up Nature's vent through
which she is expelling the disease germs.
WORMS IN THE INTESTINES.
This exceedingly prevalent and troublesome complaint may be quickly
and effectually relieved by colon injections, coupled with the J. B.
L. antiseptic tonic. It should be retained until the preparation has
time to destroy or loosen the hold of the worms. Its action may be
greatly accelerated by rubbing and churning the bowels.
INFANTILE CONVULSIONS OR FITS.
These spasms sometimes indicate the approach of one of the eruptive
fevers, but usually the cause is the irritation of teething, or worms
in the intestines. Although the appearance of a child under such
conditions is painful, yet the danger is much less than appears.
Get the little sufferer into a hot bath as quickly as possible, and
draw the blood to the skin, which will afford relief. Next, direct
your attention to the bowels. If, as is exceedingly likely, worms are
the cause, treat as for worms.
Are the result of arrested secretion of bile, usually through
congestion of the liver. Then the substances that form bile accumulate
and solidify in granules. Hundreds of these continually pass off
through the bowels unnoticed; but prolonged congestion causes them to
cohere and form larger masses, that, in passing through the bile duct,
cause intense pain, which is sometimes mistaken for appendicitis.
It is only in passing, that their presence becomes known, when all
that can be done is, to favor their passage by copious fomentations of
hot water and diligent use of the "Cascade." Sometimes it is
impossible for the stone to pass, when it has to be removed
surgically. The regular use of the "Cascade" will prevent their
formation. At the first symptoms of pain in the region of the liver,
follow the directions for treatment of that organ, especially the
exercises, and drink freely of olive oil.
MASSAGE, SHEET-PACKS, ETC.
Which is the application of motion and pressure to the body, is a most
important factor in preserving or restoring health. It affords a sick
person all the benefit to be obtained from exercise without the
physical effort, which he is unable to exert. The sweat glands,
capillaries, and lymph channels, which constitute thousands of miles
of tubing, in the body of a grown person, are, by carefully and
systematically applied massage, stimulated to action. The currents in
these vessels are a necessity of life. When they are obstructed,
weakness is the result; when they cease, decay and death ensue.
When we rub our hands or feet, we say the friction warms them; in
reality it is the inner vessels which are stimulated, and bring more
warm blood to the parts. If this process is extended over the whole
available surface of the body, the most beneficial results will
There are three recognized methods of application.
First--Rubbing, to stimulate the skin to action.
Second--Rolling, and pinching gently, also a kneading movement, used
principally to stimulate. the stomach, bowels, and muscular tissues.
Third--Percussion, or tapping with the ends of the fingers, softly-most
effiacious in stimulating the action of the lungs.
Rub the surface first with a little palm oil, or vaseline. Use the
tapping movement for the chest and back, the rubbing movement for the
stomach and bowels, and the pinching or kneading movement for the
limbs. In dyspepsia and constipation, great benefit is derived from
massage treatment of the stomach and colon--starting the movements in
the right groin, where the colon commences, and following its course
to its rectal extremity, (consult diagram). For rheumatism, sprains,
etc., commence with hot oily applications.
Most people find massage treatment to have a gentle, soothing effect.
Nearly all find their appetite increased.
THE STOMACH BATH.
The first method is simplicity itself, and consists in drinking from
half to a pint of hot water, as hot as can be drank with comfort, in
the morning after rising, or half an hour before breakfast. It loosens
up the mucus in the stomach, and in half an hour it will have passed
The second consists in drinking tepid water until nauseated, then the
stomach will throw it back, with its contents. This thoroughly empties
and cleanses the stomach. From a pint to a quart is usually
sufficient, although two quarts will do no harm. If the stomach does
not reject it readily, thrust the forefinger down the throat to the
end of the glottis.
The third method is by the stomach tube.
THE TURKISH BATH.
Provide a wooden bottomed Chair, and having stripped the patient of
all Clothing, except a pair of woolen drawers to protect his legs from
the heat, let him sit on it, with his feet ankle deep in a hot foot
bath, just as hot as he can bear. Wrap him about first with a blanket,
tucking it close around the neck, but letting it hang loose over the
chair and vessel containing the foot bath, but so arranged as to
exclude the air from his person. Over the blanket wrap one or two
heavy comfortables, the object being to prevent the escape of the heat
and exclude the outside air from the body. Raising one side of the
comfortables and blanket, place under the chair an old tea cup half
full of alcohol. Set it on fire and again close the opening. Give him
a drink of cold water, and if the head feels oppressed, apply a wet
towel wrung from cold water. Add more hot water to the foot bath once
or twice, keeping it as hot as he can bear it during the continuance
of the bath. Keep him in the bath until the alcohol is all burned out.
Then wash him down with soap and tepid water, sponge off with cool
water, rubbing the flesh and working the muscles vigorously the
meanwhile. Then dry off by patting the skin with the towel (not
rubbing it), leaving a little moisture on it; dress quickly and let
him lie down for an hour or put him to bed.
It should not be taken either immediately before or after a meal.
There are excellent bath cabinets to be obtained, but in their absence
the above will be found excellent.
THE WET SHEET-PACK.
Spread over the bed or cot two or more heavy cornfortables, over these
a pair of blankets, then, if for a person of strong vitality, wring a
sheet out of cold water just dry enough not to drip, and spread it
over the blanket; lay the patient stripped of all clothing on the
sheet with his arms by his sides, tuck the sheet around him, then the
blankets and comfortables, leaving his head out but tucking it close
around the neck and over his feet--making a mummy of him, so to say. If
the head is hot or aches, apply a towel wrung from cold water and
renew it as often as it gets warm. To the feet apply a jug of hot
water. Let him lie in the pack from twenty to forty minutes, or even
longer if he is comfortable. He will soon get warm and sweat freely.
This is the end desired. If he goes to sleep, as is often the case,
don't be in a hurry to wake him up. He will take no harm so long as he
keeps warm. See that there is plenty of fresh air in the room. When he
has been in the pack a sufficient length of time close the windows,
then take him out and wash him down thoroughly with soap and soft,
tepid water, then sponge off with cooler water, rubbing him down
vigorously and working the flesh the meanwhile. If not too weak he
should assist in this operation. Then dry off by patting the skin with
the towel (not rubbing it), leaving a little moisture on the skin.
Then, if in the day time, and the weather is not too cold, a little
exercise in the open air will be beneficial. If he is too weak to
exercise put him to bed again.
Before and during the pack let him have all the cold water he wants to
drink, in small quantities at a time. If the patient has but little
vitality, wring the sheet out of tepid water instead of cold water.
The hot sheet-pack is used in the same manner, the only difference
being that the sheet is wrung out of water as hot as can be borne.
CARE OF THE "CASCADE."
What is worth having is worth taking care of; and the "Cascade" is so
likely to be called into emergency service, that it should be always
in order--hence the following suggestions:
After using it, hang it up by the eyelet, until it ceases to drip;
then put in the stopper. The small amount of moisture left in will
help to keep it flexible. It should be kept hanging, if possible, as
folds in the rubber predispose it to crack. It should be kept in an
even temperature, neither too hot nor too cold.
Never pour boiling, or very hot water into it--it is not designed to
withstand such a degree of heat, and do not let grease, in any form,
come in contact with it, as grease decomposes rubber.
SOME HELPFUL SUGGESTIONS.
If there is one thing in particular that I desire to impress upon my
readers, it is, don't dread disease. It is a beneficial agent, for it
is Nature's method of re-adjusting matters in the human economy. There
are only two conditions, health and disease. Mark the etymology of the
word! Whenever there is any departure from the normal, it is bound to
manifest itself in the organ or structure most in need of repair; but
as disease is a tearing down, and its cure a process of building up,
it does not need the wisdom of Solomon to recognize the fact that all
assistance toward recovery must come from within. Disease is just as
natural a condition as health; both are the result of the operation of
natural law. Disease, being Nature's method of cure, any attempt to
suppress it must of necessity invite disaster.
This is one of the chief reasons why I am opposed to drug medication,
because its sole aim seems to be the suppression of symptoms. Pain,
the chief symptom, is not disease, but simply the messenger bringing
warning of the disease to the brain. To silence this messenger, yet
leave the disease unchecked, is folly. It would be just as reasonable,
if the house were on fire, to cut the cord of the alarm bell, and to
conclude because you could no longer hear the bell that the danger was
past. Disease, therefore, being beneficial, should be welcomed as a
friend, and every assistance given to Nature to assist her in
restoring normal conditions.
Prevention is better than cure, you will all agree, and the great
elements of prevention are, knowledge of self, cleanliness, physical,
mental and moral; hygiene and sanitation. I contend that physiology is
the most important subject that can engage the attention of the
individual. Nothing is so essential as a knowledge of the functioning
of the body in which he dwells, for it is the vehicle through which
the real self is to find expression; through which he is to achieve
success or failure, according to the condition of its mechanism.
No engineer can obtain from the machine under his control the highest
results, unless every part of the mechanism is in perfect working
order. How much more important, then, that the human organism should
be in perfect adjustment, since through it the mentality is to find
its highest expression? Without a knowledge of its construction and
its working principles, how is the individual to raise the human
machine to the highest plane of excellence and maintain it there? No
one is allowed to run an engine without first passing an examination,
which necessitates a certain amount of study and knowledge of the laws
of mechanics; yet men undertake to run that complex machine, the human
body, in utter ignorance of physiological law! Is it any wonder that
there are so many breakdowns? What I contend for is the study of the
fundamental facts concerning the ordinary functions of the body: of
diet, dress and exercise in their relation to health, and the relative
effects of good and bad air upon the system. It is of infinitely more
consequence to understand the basic principles of digestion and the
proper combination of foods, or to understand thoroughly the baneful
effects of sleeping in a badly ventilated room, than to be the
greatest living expert in conic sections. Practical physiology is the
crying need of the times, especially for our children, if we expect
them to be well developed--mentally morally and physically.
With such an equipment of knowledge the individual is prepared to
withstand the wear and tear of life, and I may remark here that it is
the tear more than the wear that figures in physical breakdown. All
human beings are not endowed alike with nervous force; it is largely a
matter of heredity, but what we have may be cultivated and developed.
Failure to do so renders the individual liable to nervous breakdown,
or neurasthenia, as it is popularly termed, a widespread disease,
especially in America, where the strain of life is greater than
elsewhere. Competition, a desire to go beyond one's fellows in
achievement, working beyond the strength, together with lack of care
of the physical system, all conspire to keep constant the undue
excitement of the nerves that ends in exhaustion. Children born of
nervous parents, with weak nervous systems, should be fortified
against the risks of inheritance by hygienic measures, during their
developmental period, strengthening in every way their physical and
mental endowments. Even those well developed in this respect should
husband his or her resources--always keeping a reserve fund by avoiding
undue fatigue, spending plenty of time in sleep, taking care of the
body, and arranging for intervals of rest that shall include change of
scene and environment.
Remember that mind and thought have their effect on the bodily health,
no less than material and physical conditions; and that although a
healthy body needs a sane mind, it is none the less true that a sane
mind needs a healthy body; therefore maintain perfect equilibrium
between the two. It may surprise you to hear your body compared to a
bank; but the analogy is perfect, as I shall proceed to show. No
living organism is precisely the same for sixty consecutive minutes.
There are perpetually losses from within and gains from without;
losses in the form of broken down tissue, gains in the form of food or
air, which is the most essential form of food. So, in a bank, there is
a constant interchange of deposits and withdrawals. No bank could
exist if the depositors insisted upon their money being hoarded up
there. It is the money, and not the bank, that is the fixed
consideration, money being the medium of exchange. In the human
system, food is the medium, and for the same reason that a bank cannot
exist by hoarding up money, it is impossible for a living organism to
exist by simply storing up food. There must be a continual
interchange, otherwise the human bank cannot pay dividends in the form
of health and energy.
And even as some banks, that appear solid and substantial from the
outside, may be on the verge of ruin, owing to the lack of supervision
over income and expenditure; so many apparently robust bodies may be
on the verge of physical collapse, owing to the mistaken belief that
the body is simply a depository for food. Energy may be stored up in
the system for future use, that being the dividend resulting from
judicious interchange; but to force the system to receive more food
than it can use and assimilate, is to invite disaster and pave the way
to physical bankruptcy. A knowledge of banking is valuable in any walk
of life, and I feel that the most valuable advice I can give my
readers is to study Nature's bookkeeping, as manifested in the human
bank, and to see that the balance is strictly drawn between income and
expenditure. The world will yet see the day when it will be considered
a disgrace to be sick; but in the meantime, humanity suffers for lack
of that important knowledge--knowledge of self.
Above all, cultivate the habit of happiness. Whatever else you may
neglect, do not neglect that, for the happy habit is the greatest
treasure that any individual can possess. Happiness depends largely
upon physical conditions. With poor health, perfect happiness rarely
exists; therefore it is your duty to be healthy, and the possession of
health is in the majority of cases a matter of personal endeavor. But
although the physical is important in health, yet the physical is
dominated by the mental, and if you resolve to be happy, you can
succeed. Commence this day, by saying to yourself, I am happy; I will
be happy. Start out with the resolve that you will at least do some
one thing to-day that will bring happiness to another, in the form of
some simple service. Even if no such opportunity presents itself
(although opportunities are never lacking), you can at least bestow
cordial and cheerful greetings on those with whom you come in contact.
No surer road to personal happiness can be found than endeavoring to
make others happy. If you find it difficult to be cheerful, there is
more need to look to your surroundings. Read none but cheerful books;
cultivate cheerful acquaintances. You will be amply repaid for your
endeavors to cultivate the habit of happiness. From the standpoint of
health, it is a profitable proceeding, for joy quickens the
circulation. You can get the happiness habit if you wish to, and it is
your duty to yourself and those around you to do so. If the clouds are
lowering, do not give way to depression. Rouse yourself. Look for the
rift in the clouds, disclosing the little patch of blue, and hope for
the triumph of fair weather over foul. Even if you do not attain the
degree of happiness you anticipated, you will find yourself improved,
mentally, morally and physically. Get the habit, remembering that "a
happy and contented mind is a continual feast."
And now, in conclusion, I would ask the reader to carefully consider
the facts herein set forth relating to disease and its treatment, to
weigh the testimony AGAINST the old system, and FOR the new, and let
sober reason decide which of the two is the more rational. Bring the
same dispassionate judgment to bear on this question that you would on
a matter involving your financial welfare. It will amply repay you to
do so, for the matter at stake is a weighty one. The preservation of
health is a DUTY that each member of the human family owes to self and
Without health, existence is as torpid and lifeless as vegetation
without the sun. And yet it is frequently thrown away in thoughtless
negligence, or in foolish experiments on our own strength: We let it
perish without remembering its value, or waste it to show how much we
have to spare. It is sometimes given up to levity and chance, and
sometimes sold for the applause of jollity and looseness. Some there
are, who inherit weak constitutions, and fall an easy prey to
sickness; while others, who are neither thoughtless or naturally weak,
invite disease through simple ignorance of the laws that govern their
being. Owing to these manifold causes sickness is rife, and the
medical profession has come to be regarded as an exceedingly lucrative
This would not be a matter so much to be deplored, if so-called
"medical science" had kept pace with the other sciences; but the
lamentable truth is that the practice of medicine (so far as healing
value is concerned) has not advanced one jot since the days of
Esculapius. Surgery has made wonderful strides, but medicine has stood
still. True, they have increased the number of remedies, aye, a
hundredfold, but the only result has been to complicate the system,
without improving it.
What people need is fewer doctors, and more instruction in the art of
Hygiene should form a part of our school curriculum. Children should
be taught the mysteries of their own bodies, then the future
generation would have little need of medical men--they would know what
to do to regain their health, when assailed by sickness, instead of
feeing a professional man to order them what to take.
My purpose in this work has been to show the people that they can, if
they will, be their own physicians, and that in doing so, their
chances of recovery are immeasurably greater--that the preservation of
their health is in their own hands. The administering of drugs in
sickness is illogical in its reasoning, unsound in its theory, and
pernicious in its practice. Thoroughly cleansing the system by
flushing the colon is a simple, common sense method of treatment, easy
of application, thoroughly hygienic in theory, and, beyond all
question, immensely beneficial in practice.
Thousands of grateful people can testify to its efficiency, frequently
in cases where the "faculty" had abandoned all hope, and why? Because
it assists Nature instead of thwarting it. The principal drawback
under which the system has labored hitherto, has been the lack of
perfect apparatus for the introduction of the cleansing stream, but I
now have the satisfaction of introducing to the public a means for
that purpose that leaves nothing to be desired. The J. B. L. Cascade
is the most satisfactory and effective appliance for flushing the
intestinal canal that has yet been invented.
It is the outcome of years of patient toil and thought, but the
thoroughly satisfactory results obtained by it, and the enthusiastic
encomiums lavished upon it by its beneficiaries are regarded by the
inventor as an ample and commensurate reward (not wholly undeserved)
for the mental labor involved in its successful evolution.
Its simplicity is such that it can be manipulated by any intelligent
child, and its price, by comparison with its remedial virtues, is
insignificant. With this perfected apparatus, and the J.B.L.
antiseptic tonic, any parent can constitute himself the physician of
his family, and by following the directions for the treatment of the
various diseases described in this work, can successfully combat them--
and all at a trifling cost. But more than that, he can, by periodical
use of it, so improve the physical condition of himself and family,
that they will forget what sickness is, and rejoice in that
exhilaration of spirit that only comes with perfect health.
My system of treatment is true in philosophy, in harmony with nature,
and thoroughly rational in practice.
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