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:.
Deaths in England and Wales from Breast Cancer.
1912 .. 3,756
1932 .. 6,435.
Decades ago tuberculosis was the greatest ” killing disease”. The mortality from cancer was then a tithe of the mortality from tuberculosis. The cause of tuberculosis was found not in the organism discovered by Robert Koch, half a century ago, but in bad housing, bad air, bad water, insufficient food, insufficient sunlight, etc. An energetic attempt was made to reduce the tuberculosis death rate by sanitation, and in a few decades it shrank to a tithe. Now the infinitely more terrible disease, cancer, has taken the place formerly held by tuberculosis. It is far more deadly than tuberculosis and infinitely more painful.
Half a century ago far sighted men and women drew attention to the stealthy increase of cancer among the people. They created cancer hospitals, cancer wards, and institutions devoted to the scientific study of cancer. With their usual lavishness, the English people collected millions of pounds for this great cause.
Everywhere in England are to be found institutions devoted to the treatment and the study of cancer. In other countries, especially in the United States, cancer research was endowed with enormous funds.
Unfortunately the great fight which has been waged against cancer throughout the world by means of research institutes which are to be found even in far away South American and Central American countries, has failed completely. The cancer mystery has not been solved to the satisfaction of scientists. Yet there is very little mystery about it. Sir Arbuthnot Lane, one of the greatest surgeons of modern times and of all times, and other eminent surgeons and physicians, have shown that cancer is a disease of civilization, that it is due to faulty living, and that, therefore, all attention should be concentrated on its prevention.
The orthodox medical profession and the organized researches have disregarded this obvious verity, to the disaster of mankind. Researches endeavor to solve the mystery of cancer by experiments on unfortunate animals, by the microscope and by the test tube and they refuse to listen to the voice of commonsense and plain reason. Cancer research is controlled by the orthodox medical profession.
It is not merely the all-important problem is preventing cancer, but of relieving or curing the disease which must be considered. Orthodox medicine is resourceless and helpless. The orthodox textbooks of medicine give lengthy descriptions of cancer and the practical advice to doctors consists in a few lines, urging medical men to send cancer sufferers immediately to the surgeon.
No advice is offered as to treatment by diet and medicine. Doctors are merely told to ease the sufferings of the cancerous at the end by injections of morphia, etc.
While orthodox medicine is utterly helpless in the case of cancer, and is unable to relieve suffers except by poisonous dopes which naturally weaken the power of resistance of the body, homoeopathy can in practically all cases relieve the cancerous. Besides, and this is most important, homoeopathy has a large number of actual and unchallengeable cancer cures to its credit. A few of these cures have seen described in this journal. A large number may be found in my volume, Miracles of Healing and How They Are Done.
My predecessor, Dr. John H. Clarke, cured a considerable number of cancer cases. Many homoeopathic doctors have been declared absolutely incurable by leading orthodox physicians and surgeons whose diagnosis was reinforced by the microscopic examination of excited tissue on the part of pathologists. If one took the trouble, one could easily fill a large volume with indisputable cancer cures performed by homoeopathic doctors.
Homoeopathy has been treated with disparagement and contempt by orthodox medicine ever since the time of Hahnemann, and those who have belittled it have done so without any knowledge whatever of the new art of healing. The various cancer research bodies are willing to investigate matters put before them by their own set, but they decline to take notice of homoeopathic cancer cures. Among the numerous physicians on cancer commissions, cancer research bodies, etc., I have not discovered a single homoeopath.
The thing is scandalous and cries to Heaven. Moreover, of the millions of pounds which have been devoted by private individuals and by Governments to cancer research none has gone to homoeopaths interested in cancer although they have achieved undoubted and brilliant successes. National and local authorities who intend to devote funds to cancer research and cancer treatment habitually ask the great orthodox medical organization for guidance, and the orthodox organizations have boycotted homoeopathy in this matter.
There are many wealthy homoeopaths. I would draw attention to a striking appeal by Dr. George Burford, an eminent homoeopathic surgeon and physician, whose name is a household word among homoeopaths throughout the world. He has published an eloquent plea for funds for homoeopathic cancer research.
A few homoeopathic friends of his have already come forward with substantial sums, and I hope that every reader of this magazine will send contributions according to his means to the Secretary of the London Homoeopathic Hospital, Great Ormond Street, London. They ought to be distinctly marked “Dr. George Burfords Cancer Research Fund.” Even the smallest contributions will be highly welcome. The contributions received will be acknowledged in these pages. Readers of “HEAL THYSELF” be generous ! You can save lives !.