I have seen cases of cancer of the stomach and other terrible cancer cases die without pain and without morphia. That is an achievement of which homoeopathy can be proud. In homoeopathic literature are to be found hundreds of cancer cures. Among them is that wonderful cure of Field-Marshall Count Radetsky. A considerable number of such cures are described in my books, “Miracles of Healing” and “New Lives for Old” and they should encourage every homoeopath who has cancer patients.

In a recent issue of the Lancet. a cancer investigator who, like most cancer students, is a laboratory man whose vision is limited to animal experiments and to test-tube play, had a scientific paper in which he suggested to protect healthy people against cancer by producing skin cancer in them. This extraordinary and unbelievable suggestion was based on experiments made with mice and rats.

The mouse experimenter has much to answer for. It is difficult to understand that any human being endowed with commonsense can suggest trying to produce cancer in a healthy human being in the expectation that no harm but great benefit would follow. Artificially produced skin cancer may lead not to immunity but to general cancer.

The fact that cancer is a disease of civilization, a disease of faulty living, is absolutely disregarded by the rat and mouse specialists. The fact that cancer and even skin cancer is disease of very slow development and is a ,blood disease, is most clearly shown by X-ray and radium cancer. Many X-ray and radium workers have burned their fingers in the olden days when the danger of these rays was not realized. Then the danger was pointed out to them, and X-ray and radium workers have been more careful.

It frequently happens that an X-ray or radium worker had the first outbreak of skin cancer on a finger ten, fifteen or twenty years after he had burned it with the deadly rays. It also happens that X-ray and radium workers have the first outbreak of ray cancer, on their fingers, ten or more years after they have left off using the rays. In my opinion, it would be crime on the part of any doctor to try to vaccinate people prophylactically against cancer. Very likely, the attempt would not result merely in skin cancer.

The skin cancer of the ray-specialists is apparently incurable. One always reads the same story; first one finger is amputated, then another, then a third finger, then the hand, then the arm half-way up to the elbow, then up to the elbow, then up to the shoulder, and so on until the unfortunate individual dies of generalized cancer specialists, unfortunately all surgeons, preach that cancer is a local disease and that it can be cured only by operation.

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.