Foretelling The Course And Outcome Of A Sickness
( Originally Published 1934 )
The prognosis or the foretelling of the course and termination of a disease is greatly simplified by this system. As a general rule, we may permit ourselves a much more optimistic prognosis where the therapy of this system is properly applied.
As a rule, most sufferers of most illnesses and diseases should get well quickly and happily when treated by the therapy and methods of this system. If this pleasant course does not follow and the patient does not proceed nicely towards recovery, we may be almost sure that either the diagnosis is insufficient or the methods and therapy of this system are not properly administered. Instances wherein the deficiency of diagnosis can materially interfere with the speedy and permanent recovery of the case can be very few.
The simplicity and inexpensiveness of this system soon overcome inability; all that is necessary is perseverance. Lack of the necessary instruments and apparatus may temporarily interfere with obtaining successful results, but this deficiency can be corrected. Improvised instruments and apparatus may be used temporarily which will bring encouraging results.
With the exception of a rather small percentage of illnesses, we claim that most patients must get well under the proper administration of the antisepticizing treatments and the other means and principles of this system. The seriously ill patient stands a much better chance of recovery when treated with the means of this system. This is just as true of operations as of illnesses wherein no operations are done. In operations for serious illnesses the patient's chances of recovery are greatly increased when these means are used. For these reasons the outcome of an illness or operation is much brighter. Of particular importance is the fact that complications are prevented by these means. No help or very little help can be expected from the tisepticizing treatments in hydrophobia, terminal stages of most illnesses, hopeless accidents and injuries, advanced or terminal stages of cancer. One never knows when an illness is hopeless and therefore the antisepticizing treatments and any other means which may possibly be of help should be used to the last.
As a general rule, complications need not be feared when the methods and therapy of this system are used. Complications such as acute inflammation or abscesses of the middle ears are practically impossible in all cases wherein the methods and therapy of this system are conscientiously and persistently used. The same is true of such complications as bronchitis, pneumonia, broncho-pneumonia, etc. Pneumonia need not be feared; it will not follow in seriously ill patients as a rule with the proper use of these methods. In all cases where the antisepticizing treatments have been properly used, the writer has not had pneumonia follow in a single case of any type of illness, or subsequent to any of the numerous operations which were done during the course of common foundationing the patient, irrespective of the age, weakness or weakened condition of the patient. Pneumonia, pure and simple, or any of the various forms of lung inflammation or congestion will not set in as a complication. If the patient is in the terminal stages of a widespread malignant disease such as cancer, or suffering from blood poisoning, brain fever, paralysis of the centers of respiration caused by tumors pressing on the respiratory centers, or is in the terminal stage of most any dangerous illness, then edema of the lungs sets in and the patient actually drowns in his own secretions, which fill the lungs.
In most illnesses the complications are the last straw which break the camel's back. Therefore, in most illnesses, if complications can be prevented, then the patient will be saved. Most complications are likewise made possible by the original factors which gave rise to the primary illness. The common source or origin of disease is immediately put under control by the very first antisepticizing treatment, and instead of the disease spreading, it is at once held in bounds. Thus, complications are controlled. In fact, most of our common diseases and many of our rare ones may correctly be considered complications of the common foundation of disease.
This system of medicine starts with the premise that the entire body is ill and the disease is merely a direct manifestation of the general bodily disease, and that the general condition has been given rise to by the disease-producing factors that make up the common foundation of disease. The moment this common source of disease the common foundation of disease is put under control by even the first antisepticizing treatment, complications are checked and arrested.