It is now the endeavor of scientific medicine to educate people into believing that, if they are inoculated with all kinds of prevention, and often enough, disease will be made impossible for them. Doctoring of all kinds, from the wonder-workers to the most
utterly utter modern medical scientist, correctly interpreted means, or is equivalent to: Ignore health laws; remain ignorant of them; ruthlessly break them; and, when suffering because of such stupidity or incorrigibility, send for the tom-tom artist, or be immured or cured by one of the inoculations or serumizations.
My stand against vaccination and serumization for the prevention and cure of disease is based on the conviction that the treatment is in oposition to law, common-sense, and reason. The laws of nature or God, if you please--have been broken before disease manifests. Disease is a crisis, which means an effort on the part of the body to eliminate pent-up toxins. It is a systematic house-cleaning, and would not be necessary if irrational living had not brought on enervation, checking elimination and causing Toxemia. I must declare that there is no logic--absolutely no common-sense--in breaking every law of nature, as conventional civilization does, and, when retribution comes, endeavor to sidestep the consequences by getting under the cover of cure or prevention, which in no wise corrects outlawry or its penalty.
Thinking people can know, if they want to, that disease is not what medical science teaches--namely, symptom-complexes caused by extraneous influences--and that it may not be prevented or cured by vaccines or serums. Disease, so-called, is nature's way of curing. A cold is elimination of toxin. To stop the symptoms means to stop elimination, which means forcing the organism to retain the toxins and gradually grow a larger toleration, until life is overwhelmed by a so- called acute disease or a chronic organic disease, which may end in the destruction of some important organ, or life itself.
Disease is auto-house-cleaning, and all the treatment necessary is rest of body and mind. So-called treatment or curative measures are positively obstructive.
Isn't it a fact that immunity to disease is natural? Man breaks down his immunity by building Toxemia and a cesspool under his diaphragm. The only reason why people are ever sick is because their resistance is broken down. I say broken-down resistance advisedly; for if people who are subject to so-called epidemics are educated into proper living--proper care of their bodies--and they then live accordingly, they rise above the socalled disease-producing influence.
Instead of attempting to immunize against disease by the injection into the body of a poison--a poison made from the filth of animal disease--would it not be better to immunize by establishing proper living habits to build up a natural resistance to disease? A healthy body will not develop any disease--no, not smallpox.
Medical superstition and commercialism in combination render mind oblivious to truth and impotent to reason logically; else, how is it possible to believe that infecting the blood with septic vaccine or serum, which is poison, renders immunity to a disease from which the culture medium is taken? For example, a calf is inoculated with pus from a smallpox pustule. When septic inflammation has gone through the inflammatory stage to ulceration and suppuration, this pus is used to vaccinate human beings, in the superstitious belief that the disease created (vaccinea) immunizes against smallpox. The only reason why the vaccine disease does not kill is because the poisoning is of the skin. If the operation should carry the poison beneath the skin--hypodermatize--general septic poisoning would be induced, and the patient would die from septicemia (putrescent infection)--the same infection that takes place in wounds that are badly drained, or in child-bed fever where natural drainage is obstructed and intra-uterine douches are neglected.
Septic poisoning is the same, be the infection from vaccine, serum, a badly drained traumatism (wound), or suppuration located anywhere in the body. There are but two sources of infection; namely, Toxemia from retained waste-products of metabolism (tissue-change), and putrescent infection. The latter runs a rapidly fatal course in pronouncedly toxemic subjects.
If children were fed right, there would be no excuse for so-called vaccine prevention, which per se is an infection; for it is made from putrescence--products of disease. The human mind appears to have an aptness of penchant for reveling in filth. "As a dog returneth to his vomit," so the human family is led by its own ignorance, or the superstition of its medical advisers, to return to the body's dejecta for cures or prevention, in spite of the fact that purlfication is preached by all nature.
What are vaccines made from? The waste--the excrete--eliminated by the throes we call disease. This debris is taken to laboratories, and by scientific conjuration it is made pure--so pure that it is thrown into the blood of children with the idea that they will be better able to resist disease than if their blood is allowed to remain pure or up to the standard established by nature. Can common-sense reasoning make anything out of such a procedure but madness--science frenzy?
This, in truth, is a gruesome, discouraging physical derangement, which, if not overcome, in time weakens the mind.
The rule is that children recover from acute intestinal attacks, and to all appearances are as well as ever the next day after a severe convulsion. This is true in those cases caused by indigestion. It is not uncommon for convulsions to develop in neurotic children every time they have acute indigestion.
There are different kinds of spasms, depending upon the various causes. All convulsions are symptoms. In other words, they are symptomatic--caused by various derangements of the system.
The nervous system of children is very susceptible to irritations. A severe indigestion, causing pain in the stomach and bowels, is liable to throw a young child or baby into convulsions. A catarrhal condition of the throat, extending to the ears and to the mastoid cells, will cause convulsions in the majority of children. Meningitis (inflammation of the membranes of the brain) is often ushered in with convulsions.
A severe injury will often create a convulsion. Fear, or sudden fright, will throw a child into convulsions. If the mother who is overworked and has become very tired should nurse her child before she has rested, her milk is liable to produce convulsions in the baby. Fright on the part of the mother, if it does not dry up the milk, and if the child nurses, is liable to throw the child into convulsions. It is very dangerous for a mother to nurse a child immediately after pronounced anger, or after she has been subjected to sex-excitement. Pronounced jealousy on the part of the mother will so change the milk of her breasts as to throw the child into convulsions. Mothers subjected to the excitement of picnics on hot days, or who are spending a day in an outing in very hot weather, may change their milk to such an extent that the child will be thrown into convulsions.
Many of these cases may end in vomiting and purging in those children where convulsions do not develop. The so-called cholera infantum in babies is oftener than otherwise caused by the mother's milk being deranged in the various ways hinted at above. Hence cholera infantum frequently starts in an infant with convulsions, and with vomiting and purging following.
Mothers who go into labor with the stomach and bowels full of food, will have a very great deal of discomfort, and most of them will have instrumental labor. If nothing else is ruptured, the neck of the womb usually is. This then becomes a point of septic inflammation and ulceration. Systemic infection follows, which puts the mother's milk in a septic state unfit for the child. After the child has been nursed for a few days, it is made sick, and possibly will develop convulsions. If this is understood, the child will be taken from the breast and given artificial feeding. It matters not how old the child is--if it is two or three days, or two or three weeks old--it must be kept without food until the convulsions have entirely disappeared for at least twenty-four hours. Then it may be given the amount of modified milk that will be within its digestive possibilities.
Mothers who feel kindly toward their unfortunate offspring may be prepared to put the child back on the breast, if given the proper uterine treatment. If the ulceration and septic absorption can be overcome in a reasonable time by proper local treatment, in the course of two weeks the child may be put back on the breast. In the meantime the breasts should be emptied daily with a breast-pump. This manipulation should be very carefully carried out, so that the breasts will not be bruised. If the breasts are kept clear of milk for two weeks, and the mother is fed properly, and her mind is poised as it should be, she may try nursing the child again. But watch! If her blood has not been cleared of the toxic absorption, the milk may disagree. Then artificial feeding should be given again, and continued for a week; the same treatment being repeated for the mother.
Many times I have been successful in bringing the mother back to the normal, so that she can have the pleasure of being a real mother to her baby.