The preparation of a comprehensive book of natural therapies andpreventive medicine involves many individuals. Much of the background forthis project came from experiences in patient care and teaching at the
Wildwood Lifestyle Center and Hospital,
located in Wildwood, Georgia.Special appreciation must be paid to Doctors Bernell and Marjorie Baldwin—physiologists, scientists, researchers, medical mentors and friends. W. D.Frazee, founding president of the above institution, has been a greatinspiration to me, and deserves much credit for the incentive to write thisbook.For over fifteen years, the staff of the
Poland Spring Health Institute
—located in Poland Spring, Maine—have skillfully served the many patientsadmitted under my medical care. Each nurse, cook, therapist, secretary, healtheducator, administrative leader and teammate contributed to the healingexperience from which this volume is written. Faithful secretaries andnurses—Candace Ledoux, Jeni Brown, Melody Newcomb, Ingrid, Luvon,and Maria Hansen, Dorothy Hall, Rosemary King, Kathy Gilman, and DarrellAtwood—typed diligently, assisting in preparing this manuscript forpublication.
a talented young artist, contributed most of thedrawings and illustrations. Craig and Lynette Wilcox assisted with finalediting, proofreading and the ultimate cover design. Bill Gross fromIMAGESET
provided the color film. Tom Plain and others of BOOKCRAFTERS
helped with many vital decisions as this manuscript wentto press.Especially, however, it is to the Lord, that my highest gratitude belongs—for the strength and wisdom and health, without which it would be impossibleto practice the healing arts, write coherently, or devise new and rationalmethods to approach in a physiologic manner the needs of patients, students,and families. To this great and merciful Creator, all true thanksgiving andpraise ascends.