Getting Well

by Herbert M. Shelton

Author of HUMAN LIFE - ITS PHILOSOPHY AND LAWS, THE HYGIENIC SYSTEM, SYPHILIS-WERWOLF OF MEDICINE, ETC.

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Excerpt, from page one through Chapter 2



"The disgrace of medicine has been that colossal system of self-deception, in obedience to which mines have been emptied of their cankering minerals, the entrails of animals taken for their impurities, the poison bags of reptiles drained of their venom, and the inconceivable absurdities thus obtained thrown down the throats of human beings suffering from some want of organization, nourishment or vital stimulation."

-Dr .Oliver Wendell Holmes

Far too large a section of the treatment of disease is today controlled by the big manufacturing pharmacists, who have enslaved us in a plausible pseudo-science.

Sir Wm. Osler, in Oxford Medicine


INDEX

Introduction 5
What Is Health? 9
The Rationale of Disease 15
Compensation in Disease 19
Law Governs Disease 25
Physiology Vs. Voodooism 30
The Story of Useless Organs 35
The Fun of Being Sick 46
How to Get Well 52
Doing Something 55
Why Drugs? 60
Toleration ~ 68
"Quick Relief" 76
The Cry of the Distressed 81
Killing Our Children 89
"Curing" Arthritis 96
Endocarditis 103
'Truly a Pain in the Neck"  111
Peptic Ulcer--Cause and Remedy 114
Ulcerative Colitis 124
Bright's Disease 129
What are Tumors? 137
Curing Gallstones 141
Diabetes 144
Varicose Veins 151
"Relief" from Asthma 156
Warts (Verruca) 159
Neurasthenia 162
Influenza 170
Who's On a Diet 176
Rat-Pen Dietetics 184
Always Eating-Always Hungry 188
Food Cures 101
Food Cures (Cont,) 198
Vitamin Failures 202
Are There Mucus Forming Foods 205
Tables of Food Analysis 208
When to Eat 212
Fasting Vindicated 217
Growing Old 222
Diseases of Middle Life 226
Living to Live 232

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