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All disease, according to Tilden, is due to toxemia. Herein are cures for all the popular diseases that afflict humanity.

TitleImpaired Health: Its Cause And Cure Vol1
AuthorJohn H. Tilden
PublisherHealth Research, Mokelumne Hill. California
Year1921
Copyright1921, John H. Tilden
AmazonImpaired health its cause and cure: A repudiation of the conventional treatment of disease

Impaired Health: Its Cause And Cure

A Repudiation of the Conventional Treatment of Disease

By

J. H. Tilden, M.D.

Author of "Criticisms of the Practice of Medicine," "Cholera Infantum," "Typhoid Fever," "Diseases Of Women and Easy Childbirth,". "Gonorrhea and Syphilis," "Appendicitis," "Care of Children," "Food", Vols. I and II

Volume One

I have found no better definition for disease than the following: Disease is the morbid process considered in its entire evolution from its initial cause to its final consequence; affection is a morbid process considered in its actual manifestations, apart from its cause.

J. H. Tilden, M.D.

Health Research, Mokelumne Hill. California

Copyright 1921

-Publisher's Foreword
Dr. John H. Tilden, the son of a physician, was born in Van Burenburg, Illinois, on January 21, 1851. He received his medical education at the Eclectic Medical ...
-Preface
In writing a book, the author should have an object. it has been my endeavor to make my object so plain in the first volume that he who runs may read it. In ...
-Introduction
In the olden times the wiseacres--the teachers, the professors, the learned men of the healing profession, priests, and lawyers--declared that disease was a ...
-Introduction. Continued
Now that we have defined, in as concise a statement as we can, the reason why truth is so slow in delivering humanity out of the bondage of ignorance, we shall ...
-Man A Digestive Apparatus
The simplest definition for man is that he is a digestive apparatus. Food is taken into the stomach and bowels, where it is dissolved--brought to the liquid ...
-Bacteria Necessary
There is no question about the necessary and beneficial action of the bacteria that are in us and about us all the time. The germs that infest our bodies, our ...
-The Sterilized Are Sick And Die
The only two men who persistently practiced sterilizing their food and drink lived semi-invalid lives, and died at that time in life when mind should be at the ...
-Fermentation And Decomposition Defined
Bacterial fermentation of carbohydrate foods develops toxin which causes acidosis (the scurvy or scorbutus of former days), and is the cause of simple ...
-Fermentation And Decomposition Defined. Continued
In this correlation of germs with the chemic medium we see the different points of view of the good involved and evolved by each element. The influence of ...
-The Philosophy Of Toxin Poisoning
When meat is eaten beyond the digestive capacity, bacteria, which are omnipresent, set up fermentation in the undigested portion. As a consequence, toxin is ...
-The Limitation Of Putrefactive Fermentation
While on this subject, it may be well to observe that vaccine, syphilitic and other viruses from various forms of putrefaction, are inhibited in their action, ...
-Why Contagious And Infectious Diseases Have Declined
In the past twenty-five years there have been a constant decline of all contagious diseases, an increase in cleanliness, sanitation, and the consumption of raw ...
-Chapter I. The Science And Art Of Medicine
Medicine is supposed to be a scientific study and its practice an art. The study of disease requires the aid of science. Consummate art is required to effect a ...
-The Science And Art Of Medicine. Continued
All of this study is mechanical, hence can be measured by the hard and fast lines of science. It must be said that a thorough study along these lines gives a ...
-Chapter II. Disease - What Is It?
While health and disease are talked of and written about as though they were two distinct entities, they should be looked upon as one and the same thing; that ...
-Chapter III. The Study Of Medicine
The study of medicine is divided into four subjects, namely I. Pathology: that part of medical science which studies disease. A. Etiology: the investigation of ...
-I. Pathology
According to medical science, pathology is the science of disease--that branch of medical science which treats of the modifications of function and structure ...
-Crises
Life is made up of crises. The individual establishes a standard of health peculiarly his own, which must vary from all other standards as greatly as his ...
-A. Etiology
Post-mortems are held for the purpose of discovering the cause of death, and the cause is found. It may be an organic change of the heart, liver, lungs, or ...
-1. Enviromnent In Its Relationship To Health And Disease
The two words health and disease are used daily, but few know anything, except in a general way, of what either means. The general conception is that health is ...
-Cell-Life
As soon as a cell is born it begins to die. Man's body is made up of cells, and his continuance in life depends entirely upon cell renewal and cell integrity.
-2. Physical Agents. Air
Air is not classed as a food; yet it is the most important food. We can live without the ordinary foods from thirty to forty days, and we can live without ...
-Altitude
Snow does not melt in high altitudes, even when the sun's rays are quite warm, until the air becomes warm. Snow, or white clothing reflects the sun's rays; ...
-Altitude. Continued
Obviously both plans are rather more detrimental than good. The object is fine, for it is necessary to have as pure air as possible; but the good is, according ...
-Heat
Heat is not food; yet it is one of food's most important allies. A temperature of the body of approximately ninety-eight degrees Fahrenheit is necessary to ...
-Heat. Continued
After childbirth or abortion, if from any cause the uterine discharge becomes pent up, pain and fever will quickly follow. If understood, however, and the womb ...
-Cold
Cold climates are said to be more healthful than warm climates. I am not prepared to accept that statement without qualifications. Under correct sanitary ...
-Light
Light is necessary for health. Germ life is destroyed by it. Plants do not thrive any better than animals in the absence of light. Light is a stimulant, and of ...
-Sound
The nervous system of those who live in large towns and cities is put to great stress. We are fast approaching a time when the noise nuisance will have to be ...
-Sound. Continued
Make a city clean and quiet-or as nearly noiseless as possible. Every utility should be run in the interests of its patrons, on the principle that people well ...
-Electricity
Electricity is a mode of motion. It is said to be interchangeable with light, heat, cold, and sound. The power of a waterfall, and mechanical energy generally, ...
-Electricity. Continued
Electricity, as electricity, cannot be utilized by the human organism. How is it possible to use a state of matter? Life, light, heat, cold, sound, electricity, ...
-3. Chemical Agents. Caustics
Caustics are chemical agents which produce disease through their power to destroy tissue. As followers of my medical philosophy will use no drugs, they will ...
-Toxin (Poison)
Any poisonous nitrogenous compound produced by animal or vegetable cells. Any poisonous substance--protein in nature--produced by animal or vegetable cells. -- ...
-Alimentary Poison
Potash salts are necessary to the well-being of the body. It is said that dogs fed on meat freed from potash died in ten days--sooner than by starvation-- ...
-Beverages
Water, alcohol, coffee, tea, chocolate, and cocoa are common sources of toxin poisoning. Water quite often contains minerals and organic matter in a state of ...
-Lead
Nearly all beverages--even water--contain lead. Water pipes, cisterns, reservoirs, etc., are built in such a way as to impart more or less lead to the water.
-Poisons In The Air
People living close to smelters, slaughter houses, soap and glue factories, the outlets of sewers, etc., are injured more or less by poison gases. Tobacco is a ...
-4. Animate Agents. History Of Infection
Infection is divided into three stages, according to bacteriology; namely, animate agent, a fermentation, and intoxication. I would divide the history of ...
-History Of Infection. Part 2
One of these laboratory experts has practiced medicine, thereby familiarizing himself with the peculiarities, habits, and customs, of both a mental and a ...
-History Of Infection. Part 3
What caused the malarial fever in this case? The malaria germ? Or was it wrong life? Certainly both; but the question is: Which was the real cause? The ...
-History Of Infection. Part 4
While medical opinion is largely favorable to the idea that germs are disease-building, I should say that even those germs denominated infectious are not ...
-History Of Infection. Part 5
There is a lot of buncombe by way of professional talk in favor of diet and against drugs; but this is to meet the demand for physicians who understand diet--a ...
-A Reasonable Explanation Of Germ Action
Animate agents which have to do with the life and health of man may be divided into Parasites and Microbes, or Bacteria. Parasites, in biology, are organisms ...
-A Reasonable Explanation Of Germ Action. Continued
The average medical treatment, or mistreatment, of supposed rabies is on the order of a bull in a china shop. The treatment is brutal, unscientific, and death- ...
-5. Nervous Reactions
As had been stated before, all acts of the living body are reactions. Every movement of our bodies, either voluntary or involuntary, is a reaction--the result ...
-Nervous Reactions. Part 2
The continuous use of nicotine establishes a toleration, but at the cost of a slow and continuous loss of nerve energy. Those of low vitality, brought on from ...
-Nervous Reactions. Part 3
If fear of disease and death is the stimulant that is using up resisting power, then the cause of fear must be removed. If the cause is the bad habit of ...
-Nervous Reactions. Part 4
Sensual pleasures of all kinds become enervating when indulged in to satiety. When they are, then it is that life's apples turn to dust; then it is that we see ...
-Mental Or Physical Reactions
In the foregoing it has been my endeavor to explain, as well as I can, physical reflexes, their causes and variations; also to give a hint regarding the ...
-Influence Of Sex In Bringing About Shock In The Human Species
Women are far more easily affected than men. Women are more easily affected through their emotions than men. This condition, however, is of artificial ...
-6. Nutrition
Nutrition is that which takes place in the body of a live, healthy animal between the time when food is taken into its body and the time when the ash resulting ...
-Necessary To Cell-Building
That these processes may be carried on properly, the nutritive material must be in a state of solution. Life is possible to the cell only when its nourishment ...
-Functions Of Nutrition
The animal body is made up of organs. Each organ, may be regarded as a colony having individual as well as systemic attributes. In the nutrition of an ...
-Fasting
To keep food away from a man slowly starves him to death. Disassimilation continues, and it is supposed that death comes after forty per cent of the weight is ...
-Liquefying Food
The first process in digestion is the liquefying of food. The food is ground by the teeth, and then mixed with the digestive secretions. When the individual is ...
-Liquefying Food. Part 2
Where animal proteins are taken in excess, they are taken up, but their digestion is not complete--cell- and blood-digestion flags. This nutritive perversion ...
-Liquefying Food. Part 3
The above is a true picture of the physical states of the great majority of those operated upon in the past two or three decades, and those who are now on ...
-Chlorosis
Chlorosis is thought, by many writers on medicine, to be caused by a syphilitic taint; but this is no more true than the claim, set up by the same authorities, ...
-Emotional Disturbances
Emotional disturbances derange nutrition. Fear inhibits digestion; it deranges heart action to such an extent as to develop, in time, organic heart disease.
-Urea
The amount of urea excreted by a healthy adult thirty-five to forty years of age is about 500 grains (32 to 33 grams). A child five years of age secretes 180 ...
-Disturbed Nutrition
Auto-intoxications are imminent under ordinary conditions--when health is normal. In that state known as health, assimilation is approximately balanced with ...
-Auto-Intoxication
When there is retention of waste products in the system, the phenomenon is called autotoxemia. The waste products are all toxic. They are eliminated by the ...
-Toxins In The Tissues Of The Body In Standard Health
As has been made plain in previous chapters, ideal health is a utopian dream; for the most perfect state of health which it is possible to attain carries a ...
-The Toxicity Of Urine
An adult in health passes approximately three pints of urine in twenty-four hours. The poisons contained in the urine come from the food fermentation, and the ...
-Overworked Organs
It is obvious that overworked organs must fail to perform their functions, A stomach abused to the point of developing dyspepsia favors the development of ...
-Auto-Intoxication From Enervated Skin, Lungs, And Kidneys
The lungs throw off poisons--eliminate the volatile substances; but probably their greatest role is that of neutralizing poisons, such as tobacco, volatile ...
-Lactic Acid Poisoning
This poisoning takes place when breathing is shallow, or when from any cause there is oxygen starvation. In gastro-intestinal affections and diabetes this acid ...
-7. Diatheses
Bad habits of speech and language are formed, as well as other bad habits. I have been in the habit of using the word diathesis in a reckless and meaningless ...
-Diatheses. Part 2
Our government gets its ethical eyes, ears, tongue, and opinions from doctors (medical dogma). Only a few months ago I saw a confidential letter from the ...
-Diatheses. Part 3
The athlete can transmit as much of organic change as he has brought about in his nervous system. Not his muscles; no, he transmits nervous change--a ...
-Scrofulous--Adenitis--Or Tubercular Diathesis
In the light of the truths set forth immediately preceding namely: that all transmissible alterations must be organized in the nervous system--the subject of ...
-Characteristics Of The Scrofulous Subject
Scrofulous children are often very good-looking. The skin is white, soft, and beautiful; the eyes are adorned with long, exquisitely curved, and flowing ...
-Gouty Diathesis
This constitutional derangement--nutritive perversion--favors the development of arthritis, herpes, gout, inflammatory rheumatism, neuralgia, stone formation, ...
-8. Heredity
The fool inherits, but the wise must get. The fool inherits. Indeed, the man who waits for a dead man's shoes is waiting for an empty inheritance; for the ...
-Heredity. Continued
Every country has its educated or intellectual, intelligent, and ignorant classes. These are not distinctions without differences. Intellectuality does not ...
-Cause Of Crime
Crime is a disease brought on by bad habits. It is made up of such elements as a sluggish liver, brought on from overindulgence in alcoholics; or too much ...
-Degeneration Is Not Transmissible
Wrong life, causing wrong functioning, is disease. All crime is disease. If continued, it ends in degeneration. Degeneration is not transmissible. When a man ...
-Why Criminals Do Not Reform
Why is it apparent that crime and criminals herd together? Why do not more criminals reform, if crime is functional and not organic? Because they continue to ...
-The Possibilities Of A Child
A child at birth is a highly sensitized lump of protoplasm--human clay--which is made up of cells. A cell is composed of a central spot, or nucleus (small nut), ...
-9. Pathology Of The Fetus
As stated before, nature has put her eternal ban on the hereditary transmission of degeneracy. Let us reiterate that there is no disease per se. What we call ...
-Pathology Of The Fetus. Part 2
Vaccinated mothers, living in an epidemic, may fail to develop the disease smallpox, and yet will give birth to children covered with pustules. This indicates ...
-Pathology Of The Fetus. Part 3
When a subject showing so much degeneration of the vital processes is unfortunate in becoming acutely infected by any type of septic poisoning, ranging from ...
-Benevolent Assimilation--A Conservative Force
There is a tendency for pronounced types of any diathesis to grow weaker and weaker until unfit to reproduce; then they die out. As stated often before, ...
-Influence Of Chronic Intoxications
Chronic food poisoning from the habit of overeating causes enervation. This state favors the development of any disease to which the one suffering from ...
-Saturnism (Lead Poisoning)
When the mother is poisoned, she usually aborts. When the father is poisoned, C. Paul found that out of one hundred and forty pregnancies more than eighty were ...
-Hereditary Syphilis
That symptoms produced by toxic poisoning caused by ordinary sensuality in those of scrofulous diathesis are often ascribed to hereditary syphilis cannot be ...
-Hereditary Syphilis. Continued
We might tolerate the profession's syphilomania if it were not so pessimistic and fatalistic. But from years of experience we know that nature can throw off ...
-10. Inflammation
Definition A burning. Any local influence that disturbs cell nutrition may be said to lower its standard of life or health, and this state we call disease. The ...
-Inflammation. Continued
Physiology and pathology are not opposing forces. They are two phases of life, and health is the thermometer. Health may register high, and it may register low; ...
-The Wound And Natures Mechanism
Nutritive material is brought in abundance to a wound, caused by the irritation of the injury. Irritation, pain, redness, and swelling follow injury. At first, ...
-Inflammations Of Mucous Membranes
The simple forms of inflammation are those caused by the toxins generated by the influence of organized ferments on carbohydrate foods. When no more food is ...
-11. Septicemia And Pyemia
Septicemia is poisoning from putrefaction. The poisoning may be slight and local, or it may be general and so intense that it overwhelms the patient, causing ...
-Bacteriemia
Bacteriemia is where the bacteria invade the entire organism and develop septicemia, without causing the special lesions; or they locate in viscera or tissue, ...
-Septicemia
Infection always means that there is retention of a superfluous amount of reparative material. and confinement of this material in the womb, or in wounds, or ...
-Sclerosis
Sclerosis means hardened tissue. Tissue in that state is very feebly vascular. It is white, firm. and resistant, grating under the knife. Keloid, which is an ...
-Reparation Of Lesions
When an injury has broken down and destroyed cell-life--when inflammation from any cause has broken down and destroyed cell-life--reparation cannot be perfect.
-Intoxications Of All Kinds
Psychological intoxications--drunk on ideas, emotionalisms--and physical intoxications, such as alcoholic, tobacco, coffee, tea, acidosis from fermentation of ...
-Where Sclerosis Gets Its Origin
Primarily a cell is produced under almost ideal conditions. It has been seen that health is a state that only approximates the ideal. Under the most favorable ...
-Arteriosclerosis
This affection may be general, with special emphasis placed on one or more of the viscera. Just which special organs will be most affected will depend upon ...
-Histology. Tissue
Tissue science--the study of the structure of tissue. Tissue The elements of a part of organ; for example, skin tissue, muscle tissue, glandular tissue, etc.
-Teratology
Teratology is a branch of biology that treats of malformations. In the study of embryological tumors there is described the phenomenon of two spermatozoa ...
-Cancer
So long as the cancerous process is going on within the limiting membrane of the gland, its growth is restricted; but after it breaks this membrane, its growth ...
-Histogenetic Tumors
Histogenetic Tumors ( histo, web or tissue; genetic (from genesis ), generation).--In biology, the process or function of cells and cell-products. This class ...
-Adenoma
A benign tumor that has its origin in canals, ducts, and follicles of glands which have become stopped up, causing a cyst (sac) to form that is filled with a ...
-When Does A Cancer Become A Cancer?
That simple adenomatous tumors, and epitheliomatous degeneration, are related much as cause and effect, there appears to be convincing proof. In other words, ...
-Cause Of Fibroid Tumor
The erstwhile opinion of medical men was that back of the exciting cause of a tumor was that of inclusion during embryonic life: non-employed cells are ...
-13. Synergies
Synergy means the unity of the organism under favorable or unfavorable influences. In social life, an injury to one man is an injury to all; and so it is with ...
-Synergies. Continued
The tendency for man to allow large sections of his body to lie fallow is the cause of much nerve compression, and consequent pain and sympathetic disturbances.
-Heart weakness
Heart weakness may be brought on from many causes: fear, overworked emotions, anything that uses up nerve energy and produces its consequent autotoxemia; ...
-Embolism
Embolism is a sudden occlusion of a blood vessel by a small body traveling in the circulatory system. A strong organism is not given to gathering moss, so to ...
-Nerve Connections
Compression of nerves may cause pain in distant parts. Irritation of the biliary or urinary passages may cause nausea and vomiting. Inflammation of the neck of ...
-Inflammation
Diphtheroid gangrene is declared by bacteriology to depend upon microbic infection; yet at the same time it is declared that a specific diphtherogenetic ...
-Suppuration
Suppuration is of three kinds: phlegmonous, caseous, and thin pus. Phlegmonous pus--or what is known as laudable pus--is a yellowish-white, creamy, thick, ...
-Purulent Foci
Suppuration may exist in a tooth, in the antrum, in the ear, or elsewhere. When once formed, it may become incysted and take on a fatty degeneration. It may ...
-Chyliform Collections
Chyliform collections are found principally in serous membranes. They occur from rupture of a vessel or even of the thoracic duct. In most cases, however, they ...
-Gangrene
Defined, gangrene is mortification or putrefaction of tissue. The process is named necrobiosis. It is declared to be of microbic origin. It is well, however, ...
-Tubercles
Those desiring an extensive bacteriological history of tubercles should procure a monograph on the subject. All germs of a bacterial or microbic character are ...
-Localization And Evolution Of Tuberculosis
Theories of localized tuberculosis other than of the lungs are quite plausibly worked out. Of course, the pulmonary variety of tuberculosis is pretty generally ...
-B. Pathogeny
Instead of microbes being the cause of disease, they are at most only capable of joining with the culture media to develop an affection--certainly not a ...
-C. Pathological Physiology
This should not be recognized as differing from physiology. Biology is the same whether the process be normal or abnormal. Law is the same now and forever.
-D. Pathological Anatomy
A lesion of any structure when healed leaves a scar. Scar tissue is more liable to undergo degeneration than normal tissue, not because it carries a ...
-E. Symptomatology
1. The Patient As it is the physician's business to cure the sick (at least, that is what nearly all laymen, and perhaps ninetynine and nine-tenths per cent of ...
-The Patient. Part 2
In the first place, it is most unscientific, not to say senseless, for medical colleges to teach clinical medicine, using as subjects men and women broken down ...
-The Patient. Part 3
The enervated man cannot indulge himself with any of his former sensual pleasures without being thrown into a state of discomfort. He and the medical expert go ...
-2. Appearance Of Patient
The patient's appearance will tell whether or not he is able to meet the requirements of existence. He looks able to carry on his work--his particular ...
-Facial Expressions
Disease as expressed in the face and posture. Facies cardiac (heart): An anxious expression seen in the early stages of chronic valvular disease. A purple or ...
-Skin
A straw-yellow hue is found in cancer cachexia. Paleness may be from anemia, dysemia, leukemia, amyloid degeneration, or Bright's disease. Articular rheumatism ...
-Cerebral Derangements
If unconsciousness is preceded by spasm, the cause may be kidney disease--uremic coma. Symptoms may be headache, and flushed face with veins standing out. This ...
-A Normal Person--Hunger
A feeling of contentment after eating, and no discomfort. A desire for fresh uncooked fruits, vegetables, and little, if any, seasoning, or thirst for water.
-An Abnormal Person-Appetite
A desire for more; dissatisfaction and a feeling of discomfort; gas and belching; acid stomach. A desire for highly seasoned foods, alcoholics, tobacco coffee, ...
-3. Pain
The evidence of pain. The patient complains of pain, and directs to its location by placing his hand on the part, or as near to the part as he can. How much ...
-Relationship Of Pain To Other Facts Connected With Disease
Time of recurrence: If regular in time-say, every day or every other day-the cause may be malaria. Pains that are worse of a morning and wear off during the ...
-Pain Explained
Every part of the body is supplied with nerves. Nerves, when pressed upon, give out a sensation of discomfort, and discomfort warns that something abnormal is ...
-4. Examination Of The Patient
In examining a patient, the family history should be obtained; for this gives a clue to predisposing causes and family habits which lead to specific ...
-(A) Organs Of Special Sense
Only the general symptoms are of importance in eye derangements. The special belong to ophthalmology. Photophobia (dread of light) may be due to hysteria, a ...
-(B) Vasomotor
Sudden redness of the cheeks indicates meningeal inflammation. The well-known cheek flush of tuberculosis should not be confounded with nervous flush. Red ...
-(C) Heart
The normal apex beat is a little below and to the right of the nipple. Lying on either side may change the location slightly either way, A strong impulse ...
-Percussion
In examining the heart, there are two zones--namely, a superficial, which corresponds to a lung-dull sound, and means that portion of the heart covered by the ...
-The Normal Heart Sounds
There are two sounds: The systolic, or first, sound is caused by contraction of the ventricles. Then there might be a short silence, followed by the diastolic, ...
-Disturbed Heart Rhythm
There are two types of rhythms described by some authors; namely, intermittent rhythm and arrhythmia (irregular, lack of rhythm). Intermittent rhythm is where ...
-(D) Respiratory Apparatus
The larynx must be examined with special instruments. The bronchi and lungs present pain in the side, chest cough, difficult breathing, and expectoration.
-(E) Digestive Apparatus
The teeth should be inspected--the entire mouth, lips. tongue, and throat. Many stomach derangements are cured by keeping the mouth and teeth clean. Pyorrhea ...
-Flatulency
Gas means overeating, or waterlogging with too much fluid intake. Navy beans, peas, sweet potatoes, apples, and other foods cause gas. Apples and other fresh ...
-Vomiting
In case of indigestion the vomitus is usually acid. It is alkaline in cases of catarrh and cholera. Vomiting may be watery, alimentary, bilious, fecal.
-Stomach
Deformities are often produced by corsets. The organs are pushed down; then there is compression from the liver being forced against it. Indeed, the stomach ...
-Intestine
Many mistakes are made in examining the intestine. Constipation with accumulation is often diagnosed as floating kidney (a very rare affection), appendiceal ...
-Fecal Matter
When dry and covered with mucous, it indicates constipation and colitis. When of rank odor (putrid-smelling), it means overeating of animal proteids. When ...
-Abdominal Pain And What It Signifies
Sudden abdominal pain diffused, or in the umbilical region, will in a few hours become localized in the region of the affected organ. Deadening drugs should ...
-Abdominal Pain And What It Signifies. Continued
When a stone is passing, the pain will be periodic. When it comes on, it will be excruciating. Between agonies (which means between the rhythms of peristalsis) ...
-Obscurity Of Abdominal Symptoms
Reflex pains often get physicians into trouble. Operations on the abdomen have been performed by wise physicians for reflex pains in pneumonia; the symptoms ...
-Volvulus (Twist In The Bowels)
This is a rare obstruction, constituting about one-fortieth of an intestinal obstructions. Men are said to have this affection oftener than women. The cause is ...
-Liver
Hypertrophy Of The Liver A fullness is observed under the ribs on the right side. Tumefaction of the spleen co-exists. When it does, there is tumefaction of ...
-(F) Urinary Apparatus
Lumbar pain is an accompaniment of all derangements of the pelvic viscera. The lay mind associates backache with kidney disease; but backache may mean ...
-Chyluria
Instead of urine being clear, it becomes turbid when containing chyle (emulsified fat) or pus. An excessive flow of urine--a temporary polyuria--may be caused ...
-(G) Genital Organs
Sex power should be examined into. At the beginning of nervous diseases the power is often increased, but it diminishes as the disease advances. Anaphrodisia ...
-Genital Organs. Continued
Varicocele (enlarged veins in the scrotum) is known by the sensation of a bag of worms. Surgery for this derangement is malpractice, the same as operating to ...
-Leucorrhea
A slight discharge before and after menstruation does not mean anything except an acidity from overeating or eating improperly--eating candy or too much sweets.
-Abortion Habit
It is generally thought that repeated abortions are due to syphilis. I have not found this true. I have found that there are temperaments that establish habits ...
-(H) The Nervous System
The facies (appearance) of paralysis is quite pronounced, and understandable to those acquainted with the various expressions. Paralysis and its deformities ...
-Gait
Where the contracture is not too great to prevent locomotion, the following symptoms appear: In flabby hemiplegia, or hysteria, the leg drags (helcopode). The ...
-Convulsions
Convulsions are readily recognized. The symptoms are characterized by a series of abrupt, involuntary contractions, which at times last long enough to keep the ...
-Trembling Or Tremors
A motor disturbance. There are three varieties: (1) rapid rhythm-eight to twelve per second; (2) that having from five to five and a half to seven and a half ...
-F. Nosology
Nosology is naming and classifying disease; but as there is but one disease--namely, Toxin Poisoning--the names given to the organs affected are really nothing ...
-II. Diagnosis
Diagnosis is a mystifying subject, because, unless great care is used, affections will be mistaken for primary disease, and treated as such until the organ ...
-III. Prognosis
To foretell the evolution of diseases without a comprehension of real cause is attended with delusions--mental mirages. There is such a thing as classifying ...
-IV. Therapeutics
Therapeutics is that branch of medical science which considers the application of remedies as a means of cure. The drug idea is to relieve and cure. In the ...
-Nature's Plan as Concerns Utilization of Building Material
Birth and death are activities always present in man's body. Every minute cells are born, and every minute cells die. The process going on is building up and ...
-Vitamin--What Is It?
Vitamin ( vita = life + minum = small)--small life. We talk much about life; we see where it is, we see what it does, we see it manifest all about us, we know ...
-Vitamin--What Is It? Part 2
The description of the substance said to be vitamin discovered by Dr. Funk, misnamed vitamin, and which substance he declares is indispensable to life (how can ...
-Vitamin--What Is It? Part 3
By using succulent fruits and vegetables in scurvy, or acidosis, much distilled water is furnished the body with which to flush out the accumulated putrescence.
-Vitamin--What Is It? Part 4
By isolating from these polishings a crystalline base which cured fowls that had developed a disease similar to beriberi after being fed a diet of polished ...
-Vitamin--What Is It? Part 5
Thus is the vitamin closely linked to our present needs. The war is forcing us to a food situation which will necessitate particular attention to diet. Its ...
-Vitamin--What Is It? Part 6
Individual life is a state that must vary in keeping with the environment. If the nourishment contained in the environment is potentized with enzymes, then ...
-Vitamin--What Is It? Part 7
Nature is prodigal in furnishing seed--ova and sperm--the major portion of which fall upon stony places and fail to quicken; others spring up, but fail to find ...
-Vitamin--What Is It? Part 8
The major part of the medical profession is a long way from the Tipperary of a curing understanding of diet. Tildenites have long known how to live, and the ...
-Vitamin--What Is It? Part 9
Because doctors send out a boomerang every little while that strikes back. The most recent is attempting to force state medicine. It shows obvious, even to lay ...
-Vitamin--What Is It? Part 10
And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and ...
-Vitamin--What Is It? Part 11
What are schools, creeds, state medicine? The disposition of men to fix beliefs so that there will be no progress--no mind-growth. This is the ignorant manner ...
-Archaic Medicine
In archaic medicine there was a therapeutics in the form of suggestion. It was in the form of foretelling and divination. There was something in it to help ...







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