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Strengthening the Eyes

Strengthening the Eyes

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HOMEALTERNATIVE MEDICAL LIBRARY CATALOGUE
 Portrait of the Author 
 Strengthening 
 
the EYES
 A Systemof Scientific Eye Training 
BY
BERNARR MACFADDEN
AUTHOR OF "MACFADDEN'SENCYCLOPEDIA or PHYSICAL CULTURE,""EATING FOR HEALTH AND STRENGTH " "HAIR CULTURE""MANHOOD AND MARRIAGE," "PREPARING FOR MOTHERHOOD""PHYSICAL CULTURE FOR BABY," "THE WALKING CURE,"AND OTHER WORKS ON HEALTH AND SEX
NEW YORK MACFADDEN PUBLICATIONS, INC.1925
COPYRIGHT 1924By MACFADDEN PUBLICATIONS, INC. NEW YORK CITY
 In the United States, Canada and Great Britain
L. H. Jenkins, Inc.Edition Book ManufacturersRichmond, Va printed in U. S. A.
PREFACE
Eyes speak all languages; wait for no letterof introduction;they ask no leave of age or rank; they respectneither  poverty nor riches; neither learning nor power, nor virtue,nor sex, but intrude and come again, and go through andthroughyou in a moment of time.— 
 Emerson.
N
EARLY
twenty-five years have passed since myinterest wasaroused in the problem of strengtheningthe eyes. It was theresult of an experience that camenear to being tragical.No one can adequately measurethe value of sight; but when we feel it failing we can in somedegree
 
realize what that value is. Such was my case on theoccasionreferred to. At the time I was assumingunusual responsibilitiesin the editorial and businessmanagement of the P
HYSICAL
C
ULTURE
M
AGAZINE,
the publication having recently leapt into a prominent position, making the work extremely difficult. I hadalso undertakento write an important book, thecorrespondence I was receivinghaving led me to seethat there would be a large demand for theinformationthat I expected to include therein.Before having done any workon the book, except todivide the important phases of the subjectintochapters, I advertised it, thinking it could well befinishedand printed, ready for sale, at the timeannounced. My otherduties, however, were soexacting that I was unable to beginwriting when Iexpected to.The demand for the workwas extraordinary; orders poured into the office at the rateof two or threehundred a day, and further delay was out of thequestion. No one could assume my particular duties ineditingand publishing the P
HYSICAL
C
ULTURE
M
AGAZINE
; and moreover,at that time I had noassistant editors, or proofreaders, torelieve me of details. Therefore, in order to get any time forthe book I was obliged to labor far into the night. By workingnight and day, however, I was able to finish it in aboutthirtydays.But the morning after thelast corrected proof had been returned to the printer, I wasappalled by thecondition of my eyes. Vision was imperfect inmanyways, and on picking up a newspaper, the printed pageappearedlike solid black.I realized in a few secondsthe value of my eyesight,and I did some rapid and serious thinking.I had no faith in oculistsand less in other doctors; thethought of consulting them didnot even occur to me. Iknew that my eyes must have been affectedbothlocally and constitutionally, for not only had they been

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