Spondylotherapy Simplified
Alva Emery Gregory, M.D.

This brief work, Spondylotherapy Simplified, is offered to the practitioners of the healing art with the sincere desire to increase their efficiency, their welfare, and their knowledge of an important auxiliary method

It is not our intention to mitigate against the merits of any conventional method, but on the other hand, to advance a composite system of practice embracing all that is helpful in obtaining the best, and most expedient results in the treatment of disease.

We claim but a limited amount of original information in this composition and desire to give full credit to some progressive physicians, who have developed much along the line of spinal therapy, and especially are we indebted to Albert Abrams, M. D., whose work we followed almost exclusively in our experimental work and have consulted most often in the preparation of this book.

Our object in the preparation and distribution of this work is to present to progressive practitioners, a competent practical knowledge of the science of spinal concussion and sinusoidalization in a clear, concise and comprehensive manner, so as to free these methods from the hindrance of previous abstruse writings, and to make them available for the practical use of the readers of this work.

We are sure the reader will appreciate the handy arrangement of the contents of this brief work, and that you will find it a very convenient reference book during your busy practice, as well as interesting and instructive matter for your hours of research and general reading.

In the first chapter of this work there is presented a general treatise upon the fundamental principles of these methods and brief directions for their application; in the second chapter is contained a brief compendium of the various nerve centers and the effects of their stimulation; in the third chapter is given directions for effecting dilation or contraction or stimulation of all the different viscera and parts of the body by concussion or sinusoidalization; and in the fourth chapter is given an alphabetical list of the diseases which are benefited by these measures of treatment, and specific directions for their application.

We beg the reader's indulgence for shortcomings and for omission.  We know mistakes will be more abundant in writing on a science so recently being developed, and which is advancing so rapidly.