A. P. Davis, M.D., N.D., D.O.
    The diversity of human character has its origin in two states, prenatal and postnatal. Prenatal is denominated hereditary, and postnatal acquired. The term "hereditary to me is a misnomer so far as parental inheritance is concerned, for inasmuch as the mind is made up - that is, the faculties are formed - by the thoughts of the mother, but these are the results of environments, which are external, outside, nevertheless through suggestions from the outside world the influence is carried to the embryo in utero-gestation, and whatever fund of thought permeates the physical organization of the parent, maternally, directly is carried through the circulation into the foetus, and becomes a part of the new (being) formation, and thus, even at the very introduction of the infant into the world, we see the variation in the size of the faculties of the child; and then comes the environments, the training, the new relationship of the new-born, and the particular suggestions, and the manner in which they are made, we find the bent of the mind directs the character and life of the individual. That the suggestions are varied and diversified beyond computation, any one at all conversant with facts as they present themselves in the checkered scenes and experiences of mortality knows something about, for they are legion.

    That every one is inclined to go in the direction of the strongest incentives, the strongest desires, and where there is the least resistance, is conceded. Accepting this conclusion as an axiomatic standard, we deduce therefrom some principles which deserve our special consideration. Assuming that God has created the "germ" primarily (and countless millions which never come to our perception), and through a process known as conception, it is placed in a soil to be developed, we assume that from that moment the influence begins which culminates into the future human being, and that whatever the influence brought to bear in the maternal thought, due of course to suggestions from without, and the influence of the will and controlling faculties of the mother, so will be the child at birth; whether a well rounded out cranium with a due balance of contour, indicating a balanced brain, hence a normal development of all the faculties, or perceptible prominences in certain localities, indicating increased size in some and non-developed faculties in other regions of the cranium, there they are, and something has caused this difference, judging from the character of various persons with all these differences of contour of the cranium, which any one can verify by examination and comparison, for it is certainly a fact.

    That we have special characteristics manifest in every individual, observation proves to the most skeptical, and why not be able to account for it? That there is a difference in the development and size and shape of the human skull, and each has a different character, manners and inclination, all know to be an undeniable fact. There must be a cause for all this variety. What is it?

    It is the history of the ages that every individual desires every other one to be conformable to their particular standard, and hence inclined to throw around the other fellow such influences as shall induce him or her to accept their suggestions and to conform thereto, believing that such suggestions have a power in them of molding the character or habits of the other fellow into a course which will be harmonious, for inharmony seems to be the bane of the human race, and every one is using all the influence possible to harmonize all other people, but especially in his or her special way. Where did this condition originate? We answer, in the development of certain faculties, perhaps in embryo, and postnatal suggestions developed the faculties which longed to be gratified, and hence the diversity of human character. Whilst this is a result of ignorance on the part of those who had to do with the environments of the individual, nevertheless the results are undeniable. The remedy is in knowledge of the power of suggestion and the how to develop the human faculties.

    Every fully developed human faculty, with its leaders, shows forth in the life of the individual certain traits of character as certainly as that man exists. Ages upon ages have gone into the eternal past, and the revolving years continue, and mankind continues to repeat the sad history which involves nations in strife, war and carnage, and all because the power and influence of the faculties are not understood. History repeats itself simply from the fact that humanity is molded in the same mold, adheres to the same environments, subject to the same influences, and, per consequence, the same class of people are developed all along the ages. These particular influences conduce to produce all the antagonism, strife, disease, debauchery, sin and misery that we witness in every-day life, and will continue as long as we continue the same sort of seed-sowing.

    That humanity should be thus environed seems the strangest thing in nature. That we should continue to repeat the same things over and over, when a moment's reflection shows that "as we sow we reap," why not sow different - different seed - knowing that the soil is all prepared ready to receive and grow the seed sown, and develop a different character from what is manifest, and has been for ages, all due to cultivating certain faculties which rule in the wrong direction. The world has been trying to abolish sin for ages, and yet has never considered why sin is so hard to remove. Change the suggestions and thereby change the inclination to gratify certain faculties, and the results will be accordingly. Change the suggestions and you will cause wars to cease. Change the suggestions and vice and immorality will be disgusting. Change the desires and you will develop the faculties which lead to morality, humility, generousity, toleration. If "as we think, we are," why not think right. Then we will be right, for thinking right develops all the faculties needed to make one act right. No one can go in opposite directions at the same time. "Make the tree good and the fruit will be good" is a maxim worthy of the profoundest consideration.

    That individuals are loath to accept anything not in accord with former teaching is apropos in this science. The people for ages have been educated along the lines of medical dosing being a necessity to cure disease, and are molded in that thought, so that it is hard to convince them that the old way is faulty, and that something else should be investigated, tried, compared, adopted. That disease should be aborted by any other method than has been in existence for centuries, notwithstanding all of its signal failures, can not be true. That nature has placed within every individual all the elements essential to his well-being and happiness has not been considered by the masses, and that a disease is a result of unbalance within one's own self, and not generally due to something outside of the body, such as malaria, bacteriological microbes, is so different from the present-day theories that it seems as strange as fiction and as wonderful as truth itself!

    Confidence along the old lines is simply habit, and not due to investigation. Whenever the masses turn their attention to themselves, and think how much they have suffered, how long they have tried medicine without relief, then, will begin to realize that it is worth while to consider whether their condition is likely to be bettered by continuance in the old way. That medicines are foreign substances, no one with an idea will question. That medicines are indicated in any case is hypothetical, to say the least of it, and hence questionable, whether it ought to be taken into the human system at all.

    That the most astonishing results take place within the body as a consequence of adjustment through this method called Neuropathy, no one who ever witnessed its effects will contradict; and that it is applicable to the most serious and the most malignant conditions is a matter easily demonstrated. Confidence should be had in a system after a successful application of it for six years under an adept in the science of healing, and one who has passed the curriculum of the best medical colleges in the country, who, with long years of experience, ought to be able to compare methods and ascertain their distinctive merits.

    It has been a great sacrifice of time and means to bring out a science from chaos and set it forth among the needful things of the age, and which bears the closest scrutiny possible, and stands forth with the brilliancy of light that dazzles human thought with both wonder and admiration. It is truth. Confidence, nevertheless, is slow to yield, but time will afford means which breaks down all barriers when Neuropathy will have sway with the people. The freedom of thought comes with freedom of the nervous system; so does health. This is the science which embraces all of the nervous system in treatment. It includes Ophthalmology as well, hence Neuro-Ophthalmology is its name. It includes the cerebro-spinal nervous system, removing all strain and pressure, and therefore embraces every functional condition that affects humanity.