The Effects of Suppression on Veneral Diseases
ANOTHER good illustration of suppression may be found in the allopathic
treatment of venereal diseases. Almost invariably the drug treatment
suppresses these diseases in the stages of incubation
and aggravation, thus locking them up in the
system. The venereal taints and germs, however, are living things
which grow and multiply until the body has been completely permeated
by them. Then they must find an outlet somehow and somewhere,
and consequently they break out in the manifold so-called "secondary"
and "tertiary" symptoms.
The drug poisons which are used to "cure" (suppress)
these symptoms, greatly aggravate the disease. They create conditions
in the system infinitely worse than the venereal diseases themselves.
Thus the acute, easily curable stages of these ailments are changed
into the dreadful and obstinate chronic conditions. It is in this
way that venereal diseases are made hereditary and transmitted
to future generations.
In a special article on this subject entitled "Venereal Diseases,"
published in "The Naturopath," January, 1913, 1 have
substantiated the following claims:
"Venereal diseases are not necessarily chronic in their progressive
2. "They are essentially acute and self-limited. But may
become chronic through neglect or through suppressive
3. "The chronic, so-called secondary and tertiary manifestations
of venereal diseases, such as ulceration of bones and fleshy tissue,
gummata of the brain, sclerosis of the spinal cord, arthritic
rheumatism, degeneration and destruction of other vital parts
and organs of the body, are not so much the result of the original
gonorrheal or syphilitic infection, as of the destructive drug
poisons which have been taken to cure or rather to suppress the
primary lesions and acute inflammatory symptoms.
4. "Venereal diseases in the acute inflammatory stages are
easily and completely curable by natural methods of living and
5. "Venereal diseases treated and cured by natural methods
during the acute inflammatory stages are never
followed by any chronic after-effects or secondary and tertiary
6. "When venereal diseases have reached the secondary and
tertiary stages, they are still curable by natural methods of
living and of treatment, providing there is left sufficient vitality
to respond to treatment and providing the destruction of vital
parts and organs has not advanced too far.
"Hundreds of cases of well-developed locomotor ataxy, paresis,
and other so-called secondary and tertiary diseases of the brain
and the nervous system, of bony and fleshy tissues, and of vital
organs have been cured by our natural methods of treatment.
"It is self-evident, however, that the treatment and cure
of the chronic conditions require more patience and perseverance
than the cure of acute conditions not tampered with and suppressed
7. "Venereal diseases treated and cured by natural methods
are never followed by chronic after-effects. On the other hand,
mercury, iodine, quinine, and coal-tar poisons produce all the
so-called secondary and tertiary symptoms of syphilis in people
who never in their lives were afflicted with venereal diseases,
but who have taken or absorbed these drug poisons in other ways.
". . . These facts are proven beyond doubt by the Diagnosis
from the Eye. All, destructive poisons taken in sufficient quantities
will in time reveal their presence and exact location in the body
through certain well-defined signs or discolorations in the iris.
"These poisons undermine the structures of the body and deteriorate
vital parts and organs so slowly and insidiously that the superficial
observer does not trace and connect cause and effect."
Wasserman and Noguchi Tests
Medical men may say to the foregoing that the Wasserman and Noguchi
tests furnish positive proofs of syphilis in the system. These
chemical tests are supposed to reveal with certainty the presence
of venereal taints in the body,--at least, the public is left
under this impression.
I am convinced, however, that in many instances the "positive"
Wasserman or Noguchi tests are the result of mercurial poison
instead of syphilitic infection. In a number of cases where these
tests proved "positive," that is, where, according to
the theory of allopathic medical science, they indicated a luetic
condition of the system, the subjects of these tests had never
in their lives shown any symptoms of syphilis nor, as far as they
knew, had they ever been exposed to infection, but every one of
them showed plainly the sign of mercurial poisoning in the iris
of the eye, and had taken considerable mercury in the form of
calomel or of other medicinal preparations for diseases not
of a luetic nature, or they had been "salivated"
by coming in contact with the mercurial poison in mines, smelters,
mirror factories, etc.
This leads me to believe that, sooner or later, medical science
will have to admit that the Wasserman and Noguchi tests reveal,
in many instances at least, the effects of mercurial poisoning
instead of the effects of syphilitic infection. And this would
not be surprising since it is well known that mercury has very
similar effects upon the system as syphilis.
It takes the mercurial poison from five to ten and even fifteen
years before it works its way into the brain and spinal cord,
and there causes its characteristic degeneration and destruction
of brain and. nerve tissues which manifest outwardly as locomotor
ataxy, paralysis agitans, paresis, apoplexy, hemiplegia, epilepsy,
St. Vitus dance, and the different forms of idiocy and insanity.
Mercurial poisoning is also in many instances the cause of deafness
When the symptoms of mercurial destruction begin to show, then
they, in turn, are suppressed by preparations of iodine, the "606,"
or other "alteratives," and so the merry war goes, on:
poison against poison, Beelzebub against the Devil, and the poor
suffering body has to stand it all.
In this way the system is periodically saturated with the most
virulent poisons on earth, until the undertaker finishes the job.
And this is miscalled "scientific treatment." There
never was invented by cruel Indian or fanatical inquisition worse
torture than this. They mercifully finished the sufferings of
their victims within a few hours or, at the worst, days; but this
torture inflicted upon human beings in the name of medical science
continues for a lifetime. It means dying by inches under the most
horrible conditions for ten, twenty, thirty years or longer.
In this connection it may be well to quote the testimony of Professor
E. A. Farrington of Philadelphia, one of the most celebrated homeopathic
physicians of the nineteenth century. He says, in his "Clinical
Materia Medica," third edition, page 141:
various constitutions or dyscrasia underlying chronic and acute
affections are, indeed, very numerous. As yet, we do not know
them all. We do know that one of them comes in gonorrhoea, a disease
which is frightfully common, so that the constitution arising
from this disease is rapidly on the increase.
I want to tell you why it is so. It is because allopathic physicians,
and many homeopaths as well, do not properly cure it. I do not
believe gonorrhoea to be a local disease. If it is not properly
cured, a constitutional poison which may be transmitted to the
children is developed. I know, from years of experience and observation,
that gonorrhoea is a serious difficulty, and one, too, that complicates
many cases that we have to treat.
same is true of syphilis in a modified degree. Gonorrhoea seems
to attack the nobler tissues, the lungs, the heart, and the nervous
system, all of which are reached by syphilis only after the lapse
Destructive After-Effects of Mercury
Concerning the destructive after-effects of mercury, of which
homeopaths have made a most careful study, Professor Farrington
says, on pages 558-559 of the same volume:
more remote symptoms of mercurial poisoning are these: You will
find that the blood becomes impoverished. The albumin and fibrin
of that fluid are affected. They are diminished, and you find
in their place a certain fatty substance, the composition of which
I do not exactly know. Consequently, as a prominent symptom, the
body wastes and emaciates. The patient suffers from fever which
is rather hectic in its character. The periosteum becomes affected,
and you then have a characteristic group of mercurial pains, bone
pains worse in changes of the weather, worse in the warmth of
the bed, and chilliness with or after stool. The skin becomes
rather of a brownish hue; ulcers form, particularly on the legs;
they are stubborn and will not heal. The patient is troubled with
sleeplessness and ebullitions of blood at night; he is hot and
cannot sleep; he is thrown quickly into a perspiration, which
perspiration gives him no relief.
entire system suffers also, and you have here two series of symptoms.
At first the patient becomes anxious and restless and cannot remain
quiet; he changes his position; he moves about from place to place;
he seems to have a great deal of anxiety about the heart, praecordial
anguish, as it is termed, particularly at night.
in another series of symptoms, there are jerkings of the limbs,
making the patient appear as though he were attacked by St. Vitus'
dance. Or, you may notice what is more common yet, trembling of
the hands, this tremor being altogether beyond the control of
the patient and gradually spreading over the entire body, giving
you a resemblance to paralysis agitans or shaking palsy.
the patient becomes paralyzed, cannot move his limbs, his mind
becomes lost, and he presents a perfect picture of imbecility.
He does all sorts of queer things. He sits in the corner with
an idiotic smile on his face, playing with straws; he is forgetful,
he cannot remember even the most ordinary events. He becomes disgustingly
filthy and eats his own excrement. In fact, he is a perfect idiot.
careful how you give mercury; it is a treacherous medicine. It
seems often indicated. You give it and relieve; but your patient
is worse again in a few weeks and then you give it again with
relief. By and by, it fails you. Now, if I want to make a permanent
cure, for instance, in a scrofulous child, I will very seldom
give him mercury; should I do so, it will be at least only as
an intercurrent remedy."