DR. JACKSON was told decades ago by Sir William Osler and other eminent physicians that he suffered from advanced disease of the heart and that he could not possibly live for long. Besides, he was afflicted with Glaucoma. He could no longer walk up a short flight of stairs, and was in a deplorable condition. Having tried in vain numerous orthodox treatments, it occurred to him that possibly Nature might help where medicine had failed. He submitted himself to a rigorous regime of diet, exercise, baths, etc. He became rejuvenated.
This book was written by the author when he was seventy-seven years old, or rather one might say, seventy-seven years young. It is adorned with a considerable number of illustrations. Looking at the face on the frontis piece, one would imagine that the author was between forty and fifty, while his well-trained body looks like that of a man between twenty-five and thirty-five.
He is of magnificent physique and mental condition, and he occupies himself in preaching the gospel of health all over the American continent, lecturing, giving advice, etc., and working about sixteen hours a day, including Saturday and Sunday. The author is better developed than most young athletes, and I imagine that he might with success challenge many medical students.
The book is the most amazing health story I have ever read. The author is not only a healthy animal, but he has cultivated his mind as well as this body. He has produced a large number of books, papers, articles, etc., and is by no means a narrow-minded crank, as are so many food specialists and nature curers. I hope to be allowed to give large extracts from his book, and have written to the author for the necessary permission. Meanwhile, I would recommend everyone interested in the volume to obtain it.