Outstanding Results of Hydrotherapyby Our Pioneers
James C. Jackson, M.D.
The material in this present booklet first appeared in the
of February 17, 1863. It begins with an introductory edito-rial by Elder James White. He and his wife, Ellen, had just recentlyused these simple methods of Dr. Jackson to save the lives of two of their children. They felt their obligation to share these methods, blessed of the Lord, with their Adventist readership. The main article is a re- print of a letter that Dr. Jackson had originally written to the editor of another publication. At the end of this booklet are reprinted noticesthat had appeared in earlier issues of the
Review and Herald
and docu-ment the serious effects of diptheria at that time.
Comments by the Editor
“We give the following on the causes and cure of diphtheria from Dr.James C. Jackson of Dansville, New York, out of a sense of duty to ourreaders. Diphtheria is making dreadful ravages in our land. It is a muchdreaded disease because physicians so often fail to cure it. If it can becured by the simple prescription of Dr. Jackson, found in the followingarticle, it is important that the fact should be known. Having a gooddegree of confidence in his manner of treating diseases, and having triedhis prescription with perfect success on two of our own children whowere suddenly and severely attacked with high fever, sore throat, andhoarseness so that they were unable to speak, we decided to reprint herethe entire article by Dr. Jackson.“We would also add that in the absence of the parents, Mrs. Whitewas called in the evening to see the eldest child of Elder M. Hull whowas about six years old. The child was severely attacked, as ourchildren had been. This form of disease has been common and quitefatal in this city of late. Mrs. White pursued the same course of treat-ment, as with our own children, and the child appeared well the nextmorning.”—Editor James White