The publisher: Of the years orthodox medicine has drifted farther and farther away from nature. The medical profession seems to be ruled by the surgeon and the laboratory man to a far too great extent. Operations have increased and, according to some surgeons, many of these are unnecessary and therefore merely mutilations. The art of healing has lost its way and that the future belongs to less risky and more natural measures. The curative powers of a wisely chosen natural diet, of air, sunlight, exercise, baths, massage and manipulative surgery are great, especially if, where necessary, these nature methods of treatment are reinforced by wisely chosen homoeopathic medicines which can do much good. The evidence which Mr. Ellis Barker adduces in order to show that very few diseases are incurable, that even the apparently most intractable maladies can be treated and cured, is so overwhelming that one is irresistibly imbued with the enthusiasm and conviction which carry the author through chapter after chapter of his amazing work. Just such a work as Mr. Ellis Barker has written was never more clamantly called for and more urgently needed than at the present time, when cancer, heart disease and many other maladies are destroying ever-increasing numbers. The oft-times unsatisfactory methods employed by medicine and surgery should be replaced by saner, safer and far more efficacious therapeutic measures.