Although many workers have not yet learnt how to make the best possible use of their leisure hours, I would not say anything to hinder reform on that account, for I believe with Wilberforce that although many slaves were not fit to be free, they never would learn the lesson as long as they were slaves. If, however, the workers would but cease to practise “how not to heal themselves” and learn to practise how to do it, they would already have become masters of themselves and of the situation, and their just demands would accordingly have to be met.

I must not close this article without a word regarding the present influenza epidemic. Perhaps one of the simplest things to ensure against this trouble is Garlic. I have heard of the whole of the employees of a large factory not having a single case to report due, it is claimed, to the fact that bundles of dried garlic were hung up about the premises. Garlic Pearles, as advertised in “HEAL THYSELF”, provide garlic in a very handy form. Garlic is also presented in a very pleasant and attractive form in Pitman Swiss Gruyere Garlic Cheese. But none of these suggestions should be adopted unless one wishes to “Heal Thyself.”.

Only this week I heard of a doctor not many miles from here who said he had forty-five influenza patients on his visiting list for that day. It it is true that there is no risk of anyone having influenza who is fit, and possesses a pure blood stream, and thus not providing the right lodgement ground for such like trouble, then there must be a lot of people about who have not yet learnt so to heal themselves that they can without fear say of all such cleansing processes “Thou art not wanted here for there is no work for thee to do.” They will no longer say or believe that because “I opened the window, influenza.

James Henry Cook
Henry W.J. Cook was born in Edinburgh in 1870, the eldest son of Dr Edmund Alleyne Cook.

Henry followed in his father's footsteps, obtaining his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from Durham in 1891. At the age of 27 he arrived in Melbourne in April 1894 aboard the Port Albert. He was registered as a medical practitioner in Victoria on 4 May 1894.

It appears that Dr Cook already believed in homœopathy, possibly because of his father's influence, as in 1895 Dr Cook took the position of Resident Surgeon of the Melbourne Homœopathic Hospital . (This position was previously held by Dr James Cook, unrelated, who resigned in March 1895). He was listed in the 1896 & 1897 editions of the Melbourne Post Office Directory as being Resident Medical Officer at the Melbourne Homœopathic Hospital, but not in the 1898 edition.

In 1901 he moved to Sale in Eastern Victoria, where he ran a practice in York Street. By 1909 his practice was at Wyndham Street, Shepparton.

By 1919 he had moved to 2 Studley Park Road, Kew, where he died on 7 May, 1923.