A Scathing Indictment of the Medical Establishment from 1896


The True Healing Art: Or, Hygienic vs. Drug Medication by Dr. Russell Thacker Trall, M.D.

A Scathing Indictment of the Medical Establishment by The Eminent Natural Hygienist by Dr. Russell Thacker Trall, M.D., 1862

This is one of the clearest and most important health speeches ever given in the history of human kind. It is as relevant and needed today, as it was when delivered. People used to buy large bundles of it and give it away to as many people as possible.

Let’s bring it back out into the light, and share it with our beloved friends and dear family once again, shall we?

Consider these quotes…

“The Drug Medical System cannot bear examination. To explain it would be to destroy it, and to defend it even is to damage it.”

“I have myself, through Natural Hygiene, over 16 years, treated all forms and hundreds of cases of typhus and typhoid fevers, pneumonia’s, measles and dysentery’s, and have not lost a single patient. The same is true of scarlet and other fevers. No medicine whatever was given.”

“These diseases (typhoid and pneumonia) are nothing more nor less than a cleansing process – a struggle of the vital powers to relieve the system of its accumulated impurities. The causes of the diseases are constipating foods, contaminated water, atmospheric miasmas, and whatever clogs up the system or befouls the blood. And the day is not far distant when a physician who shall undertake to aid and assist (suppress) Nature in her efforts to expel impurities, by the administration of poisons (drugs, medicines, shots, radiation, etc.) will be regarded as an insane idiot. But now this practice is called medical science.”

“And the ‘Matchless Sanative’ –who has not known of its marvelous cures? Twenty-five or thirty years ago it was all the rage in some places. I have seen many chronic invalids who had worn out half a dozen regular physicians, and swallowed the whole round of patent nostrums; but nothing ever did them so much good as the ‘Matchless Sanative.’ WELL, IT WAS A MATCHLESS MEDICINE. It was the very best remedy, as a universal panacea, ever sold to an afflicted mortal at an extravagant price, FOR IT WAS PURE WATER, AND NOTHING ELSE”

—Dr. Russell Thacker Trall, M.D., from his speech,”The True Healing Art: Or, Hygienic vs. Drug Medication – A Scathing Indictment of the Medical Establishment by The Eminent Natural Hygienist” An Address Delivered at the Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C., 1862


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To hear an electronic reading of the speech, go here: The True Healing Art or Hygienic vs Drug Medication – RT Trall 1868 – YouTube

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