Brilliant Medical Advice from the Slave

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  • Vanderhoven7

    Not sure where I picked this up:

    Self Explanatory Science and Medical Advice from the Faithful and Brilliant Servant Class in Brooklyn
    Thomas Edison, the inventor and electrician, of phonograph and telephone fame, has been experimenting with the new light "X-Rays." and has succeeded in taking a photograph through oak eight inches thick. But, as suggested in our last issue, Theosophists and others are claiming the new discovery as a part of their deception outfit. The Scriptures forewarn us that Satan will bring to bear strong delusion in this our day. Thank God, they shall not deceive "the very elect." Obedience, faithfulness to the end, is the condition upon which we may make our calling and election sure. In other words, if we are faithful to the Word and Spirit of the Lord, he will carry us through.
    - The Watchtower 03/01/1896 (Reprints p. 1942)
    (Er. ..NOTE: Edison invented the phonograph, but the telephone was invented by Alexander Graham Bell.)
    We give below a simple cure for appendicitis symptoms. The pain in the appendix region is caused by the biting of worms near the junction of the transverse colon with the small intestines, low down on the right side of the abdomen. This remedy is recommended also for typhoid fever, which is also a worm disease.
    - The Watchtower 01/15/1912 p. 26 (Reprints p. 4963) Emphasis ours.
    ... We have recently learned of a very effective and simple remedy for cancers which show themselves on the surface of the body. We are informed that a physician, after testing this remedy, paid $1000 for the information, and that he has established a Cancer Hospital which is doing good work. The recipe has come to us free and we are willing to communicate the formula, but only to those who are troubled with surface cancers and who will write to us directly, stating particulars. No fee will be charged, but in order to protect the sufferers, we require a promise that they will not sell the formula to others, nor receive pay for the use of it, nor communicate the formula to anybody. Any one known to be a sufferer can be informed of the terms on which the prescription is obtainable through us.
    (Emphasis ours.)
    One of the simplest we know of for La Grippe and Typhoid Fever, especially in their earlier stages, is to put the bulk of a pea of cayenne pepper into a little milk, stir it thoroughly and swallow it. Do this twice a day for about three days.
    - The Watchtower 05/15/1915 (Reprints p. 5689)
    Diseased Tonsils Cause Stupidity
    Stupid children require attention for a different reason. It has been estimated that from 3,000,000 to 5,000,000 American school children have adenoids, diseased tonsils and other glandular defects, which are making them appear stupid and are causing them to be backward in school. The child troubled with adenoids breathes through his mouth, and a lax lower jaw and vacant, sleepy eyes gives an unmistakable expression of stupidity and dullness. The transformation in such children when the adenoids, by a slight operation, are removed, is often very rapid. The child with adenoids is stupid and sleepy, because he is not getting enough oxygen, and his blood is consequently laden with impurities and the cells of his the brain are not properly nourished.
    - The Golden Age 10/01/1919 p. 19
    Even years ago it was known by some people that the use of pacifiers by babies is one of the chief causes of diseased and enlarged tonsils and adenoid growths, which result from the suction.
    - The Golden Age 11/26/1919 p. 153
    Few people know that the normal functioning of the bowels and a clean intestinal tract make it impossible to become sick....From four to six quarts of warm water injected into the colon is what constitutes an internal bath. It should be taken every day for at least six months...
    - The Golden Age 03/31/1920 pp. 437, 438
    It has been discovered that many dentifrice's, widely advertised, widely used, and alleged to be excellent for the teeth and gums, are the principal cause of the disease pyorrhea...Take the advice of THE GOLDEN AGE; discontinue all other dentifrice's, use the cheapest and best dentifrice in the world, common baking soda, and be forever free from pyorrhea.
    - The Golden Age 06/08/1921 p. 534 Emphasis ours
    But the dog-rabies-vaccine imposition is the latest.... Rabies! When it has been shown conclusively that there is no such thing as rabies!
    - G23 1/1 p. 214 Emphasis ours
    It has never been proven that a single disease is due to germs
    - G24 1/16 p. 250
    Disease is Wrong Vibration. From what has thus far been said, it will be apparent to all that any disease is simply an "out of tune" condition of some part of the organism. In other words the affected part or the body "vibrates" higher or lower than normal. I have named this new discovery ... the Electronic Radio Biola, . . . The Biola automatically diagnoses and treats diseases by the use of electronic vibrations. The diagnosis is 100 percent correct, rendering better service in this respect than the most experienced diagnostician, and without any attending cost."
    - Advert for WT Electronic Radio Biola, Golden Age, 4/22/25, pp. 453). Emphasis ours
    "There is no food that is right food for the morning meal. At breakfast is no time to break a fast. Keep up the daily fast until the noon hour...Drink plenty of water two hours after each meal; drink none just before eating; and a small quantity if any at meal time. Good buttermilk is a health drink at meal times and in between. Do not take a bath until two hours after eating a meal, nor closer than one hour before eating. Drink a full glass of water both before and after the bath."
    -Golden Age, 9/9/25, pp. 784-785

    Avoid the loss of organs of the body by surgical operations....Avoid the use of aluminum cooking utensils and alum baking powders,...Sleep on the right side or flat on the back, with the head toward the north so as to get the benefits of earth's magnetic currents.

    "Thinking people would rather have smallpox than vaccination, because the latter sows seeds of syphilis, cancers, eczema, erysipelas, scrofula, consumption, even leprosy and many other loathsome affections. Hence the practice of vaccinations is a crime, an outrage, and a delusion." Golden Age, 1/5/1929, p502,

    Avoid serum inoculations and vaccinations, as they pollute the blood stream with their filthy pus....Stop chewing gum, as you need the saliva for your food....medicines are of little value,... The Golden Age 11/13/1929 pp. 106, 107

    Quite likely there is some connection between the violation of human blood [vaccines] and the spread of demonism.... Vaccines cause demonism, and are useless. G31 2/4 p.293,294

    Do you know the germ theory has never been proven? And it cannot be proven, either. If it had been proven, it would not be a theory. It has been truly said that 'knowledge without evidence is superstition'; and that applies to the germ theory also. It is a leftover superstition of a past age, when men feared that the earth was inhabited with hideous monsters that were hiding everywhere, in the air, in the sea, in the darkness, etc., always ready to jump out and devour him or make life otherwise miserable for that we have come into this enlightened age, we have discarded the hideous monster superstition for want of positive proof, but we are still just as foolish as our forefathers of old. We have turned from a gigantic monster theory, to the germs, which are so small that we cannot hear, see, feel, smell or taste them. Yet they are just as ferocious as the monsters of old, 'lurking everywhere, ready to attack man and send him to an early grave. According to the inventors of this preposterous idea, the germ's only aim in life is to make life miserable for man. But fortunately for all of us, it is only an idea. G31 3/18 p. 404

    We do well to bear in mind that among the drugs, serums, vaccines, surgical operations, etc., of the medical profession, there is nothing of value save an occasional surgical procedure. Their so-called "science" grew out of Egyptian black magic and has not lost its demonological character.... we shall be in a sad plight when we place the welfare of the race in their hands. G31 8/5 pp.727,728

    "The earlier in the forenoon you take the sun bath, the greater will be the beneficial effect, because you get more of the ultra-violet rays, which are healing." Golden Age, 9/13/33, p. 777

    Aspirin causes heart disease: The physiological action of aspirin, or of any of this general group or class of drugs, is to reduce, or relax, arterial tension and weaken the contractility or elasticity of the muscular fibers of the heart. By the excessive and continuous use of aspirin, the heart muscles become soft and flabby, the heart valves relax and lose the power to properly perform their normal function, and by degrees the blood begins to regurgitate or flow back through the weakened heart-valves with each heart pulsation, thus gradually and unawares producing a valvular heart-lesion, which, when once established, is never cured, but continues to grow worse and worse until death results. (G35 2/27 pp.343, 344)

    Acetylsalicylic acid, aspirin, is potentially a dangerous drug, and its unqualified use as a home remedy is a menace to good health, and should be discouraged.
    - The Golden Age 09/23/1936 p. 822

  • charonsdog

    Great to see how the Holy Spirit was giving food at the proper time. Most of this crap was during Rutherford's tenure. What a fucking nutjob.

  • Splash

    Proof that the WT have been spouting ludicrous ignorance for a century or more.

    Keep in mind that through all of this time, the WT claim that the source of this ridiculous and harmful information has never changed. It is all from Jehovah, through His faithful slave.

  • Vidiot

    Jeezus, how the fukk did JWs even survive Rutherford's tenure???

  • My Name is of No Consequence
    My Name is of No Consequence
    Who would take advice from a slave anyway?
  • sir82

    To be (kind of) fair, wacky medical advice was freely available from multiple sources 80-100 years - the WTS had no monopoly on that.

    Of course, as noted above, you'd think that an organization that constantly crows about receiving "food at the proper time" directly from Jehovah himself would occasionally get something right, or at least not dangerously wrong.

    It is interesting to note all this stuff collated in one post though. I'm old enough to remember Rutherford era JWs, or their children who still believed a lot of this stuff, even up to their death in the 80's, 90's or afterward. I can recognize the mistrust of medicine & the medical profession that pretty soundly echoes even down to this day.

  • St George of England
    St George of England

    Which is why thousands of children, such as myself, born in the 1940's, never had our polio, measles, mumps etc inoculations.


  • Atlantis

    Excellent! Classic quotes for sure!


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  • sparrowdown

    "Faithful and Brilliant Servant Class in Brooklyn" ???

    Lol always with the bragging.

    Interesting claim "Theosophists and others" are taking credit for the "new light X-Rays" as being part of their "deception outfit."

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