QUESTION AND ANSWER DEPARTMENT


Even “officially” these newest methods of treatment are considered as still in the experimental stage. This fact in itself constitutes a pretty poor endorsement of either their safety or effectiveness. Eighteen months to two years is regarded as the present minimum time to effect a “cure.” Suppression would probably be a more correct word.


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Question: WHAT ABOUT SOME OF THE NEWEST TREATMENTS FOR SYPHILIS WHICH CLAIM TO CURE IN ONE FIVE DAYS?.

Answer: Even “officially” these newest methods of treatment are considered as still in the experimental stage. This fact in itself constitutes a pretty poor endorsement of either their safety or effectiveness. Eighteen months to two years is regarded as the present minimum time to effect a “cure.” Suppression would probably be a more correct word.

Question: HOW MUCH PROGRESS DO YOU FEEL IS BEING MADE TOWARD THE CONTROL OF VENEREAL DISEASE?.

Answer: Politically and commercially, a great deal of progress is being made. The public health services are strengthening their position through the venereal disease program and are obtaining for themselves increasing grants of public funds. But what of real value they are actually accomplishing is quite another and a sadder story. One of the greatest obstacles obstacles to scientific progress is the fact that large commercial interests not only prescribe the direction of so- called research but also initiate and implement the various health programs and campaigns.

Question: WHAT MEASURES WOULD YOU SUGGEST AS A PROPHYLAXIS AGAINST APPENDICITIS?.

Answer: 1. Prescribe the indicates Homoeopathic remedy.

2. Forbid the use of laxative drugs.

3. Discontinue the use of bread, cake and all other flour products.

4. Order patient to cut down on use of meats and sweets of all kinds.

5. Permit nothing between meals or at bedtime except raw fruit.

6. Insist on a large raw salad every day with dinner.

7. Prescribe the juice of a lemon in water (without sweetening) every day.

8. In case of threatened appendicitis prescribe only fresh, raw unsweetened fruit juices.

Question: WHAT MAY BE DONE TO PREVENT RECURRING ATTACKS OF TONSILLITIS?.

Answer: 1. Discontinue the use of pasteurized and homogenized milk.

2. Raw milk may be permitted, assuming that milk is relished and agrees with the patient. However, excessive amounts of milk (more than a pint a day) should not be allowed.

3. Discontinue the use of all processed cereals and breakfast foods.

4. Cut down radically on all flour products.

5. Increase intake of all natural and unprocessed foods, especially every variety of raw fruit and raw vegetable the market affords.

6. Last and not least prescribe not merely for the acute attack but more especially for the general constitutional state of the patient.

Even extreme cases of enlarged tonsils can be reduced to normal in the vast majority of cases. Most certainly the predisposition to tonsillitis can be overcome in at least ninety- five percent of all cases without operation.

Allan D. Sutherland