Old Age; Its Cause and Prevention. the Story of an Old Body and Face Made Young
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...that method of obtaining health and prolonging life cannot help becoming popular. After we consider all the other systems which have had sufficient publicity or favor to warrant careful consideration, I will describe in detail the simple means by which I have succeeded in accomplishing in my own person that which all the various methods mentioned claimed could be done, but unfortunately their authors failed to prove; that is, their efficiency in their own persons. Another suggested means of preventing or removing limey sedimentary deposits in the arteries is the use of phosphorus in the water we drink. As this remedy had been endorsed by DeLacy Evans, Dittmar, Liebig and some other lesser scientific lights, I decided to give it a trial. The reasons why it should be of value in deferring old age will be found fully detailed in my friend, Frank Havens', interesting book, "The Possibility of Living Two Hundred Years." The book is a compilation of valuable data in the science of deferring "old age." From the chapter entitled "Phosphorus," I quote "The business of thinking is organic." "Without phosphorus" no thought" is a German saying. "Phosphoric acid combines with the alkaline and earthy bases existing in the blood, forming neutral salts. As the amount of phosphoric acid increases, part of the insoluble earthy compounds become superphosphates, which are soluble and circulate again in the blood, and a portion is removed from the system in the liquid excretions. This prevents the accumulation of earthy compounds, the cause of old age, and even removes those already deposited, thereby prolonging life for a lengthened period." The method of introducing phosphorus into the system is described as follows: "Unoxidized phosphorus in syrup...
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- 13 Sep 2013
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