This country fought against the tyranny of her invaders, against the Spanish World Empire, against the Napoleonic world empire, and against Germany when she tried to subdue the world. The thing is scandalous and cries to Heaven.

THE English are the most generous people in the world. In no other nations is the spirit of human kindness, of service, and of generosity more strongly developed than among them. England has stood foremost for all great causes. Her desire for human freedom has been embodied in the Magna Charta, of 1215, which is now being celebrated at Runnymede. England created democratic institutions, based on that great Charter, and her institutions have been copied throughout the world.

This country fought against the tyranny of her invaders, against the Spanish World Empire, against the Napoleonic world empire, and against Germany when she tried to subdue the world. England was a pacemaker in freeing her self in the Middle Ages. Later on she destroyed the institution of slavery. She was the first to introduce humane factory legislation.

She was a pacemaker in helping the poor and the sick. In no other country do we find such magnificent large hospitals, solely supported by voluntary contributions, by the desire of rich, well-to-do and poor to help their stricken fellow beings to the utmost of their capacity.

Voluntary workers, chiefly laymen, endowed the great seats of learning with the utmost lavishness. They created a system of nursing and a staff of nurses which are the envy and the admiration of the world. Among the greatest citizens of England was Florence Nightingale, a life-long invalid, who from her sick bed directed the wonderful institutions and organizations which she had created.

Millions of money were devoted by Englishmen to translate the Bible into hundreds of languages and to make it accessible to the poorest, to the most ignorant, and to the Aborigines in the farthest corners of the world. Among the greatest characteristics of this great race are toleration and compassion. In no nation is the true spirit of helpfully active Christianity more strongly developed than in the English. Wherever there is injustice, suffering, oppression, English men and women will gladly come to the rescue, spending freely their energies, their enthusiasm, their means and their lives.

England has destroyed the great tyrannies of the world, not only the political and military tyrannies, but the tyrannies of want, poverty and avoidable sufferings. Wherever there is a terrible visitation of Nature, such as a famine, flood or earthquake. English men and women will help. The oppressed and persecuted have always found an asylum in this country. England can be proud of her record, and the glory of her achievements will never die.

There is an insidious and terrible tyranny and a mysterious and apparently irresistible power which attacks mankind. Cancer, which was one of the rarest diseases in the past and which is practically unknown among naturally living primitive races and animals, is destroying and torturing men and women in ever- increasing numbers.

Lord Moynihan, the President of the Royal College of Surgeons, has recently informed us that of all the people above 30 one out of seven is destined to die of cancer. A few decades ago the cancer mortality was relatively low. It has doubled and quadrupled with ominous rapidity and it is progressing steadily and pitilessly from year to year according to the official statistics.

The surgeons have told us that surgery is the only remedy. For decades doctors and laymen have been urged by Government Departments, local authorities and the medical profession that everyone that everyone affected by a growth of doubtful character should immediately be sent to the surgeon because of the possibility of cancer, and that all growths believed, or suspected, to be cancerous should immediately and drastically be existed.

We were told that immediate operation was the only means of reducing the terrible toll of cancer. The advice was faithfully followed. Early cancer operations have increased beyond belief. Yet the cancer mortality increases from year to year as the following figures show:.

All deaths in England Of these there were deaths from

and Wales Cancer.

1912 .. 486, 939 37, 323 — I in I6

1932 .. 484, 129 60, 716 — I in 8.

Perhaps the most easily detected form of cancer is cancer to the breast. It is not one of the most deadly forms of cancer. It is readily noticed by women, while the far more frequent cancers occurring deep inside the body, in stomach, bowel, uterus, etc., may escape detection for years. However, early operation has not even arrested the ever-increasing mortality from breast cancer, as the following figures indicate:.

J. Ellis Barker
James Ellis Barker 1870 – 1948 was a Jewish German lay homeopath, born in Cologne in Germany. He settled in Britain to become the editor of The Homeopathic World in 1931 (which he later renamed as Heal Thyself) for sixteen years, and he wrote a great deal about homeopathy during this time.

James Ellis Barker wrote a very large number of books, both under the name James Ellis Barker and under his real German name Otto Julius Eltzbacher, The Truth about Homœopathy; Rough Notes on Remedies with William Murray; Chronic Constipation; The Story of My Eyes; Miracles Of Healing and How They are Done; Good Health and Happiness; New Lives for Old: How to Cure the Incurable; My Testament of Healing; Cancer, the Surgeon and the Researcher; Cancer, how it is Caused, how it Can be Prevented with a foreward by William Arbuthnot Lane; Cancer and the Black Man etc.