Alva Emery Gregory, M.D.
PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION
This work is prepared for the purpose, of serving as a ready reference
for the busy practitioner as well as to enlighten you on a very practical,
useful and expedient procedure in emergency cases and it will be found
very useful in many forms of diseases.
This book may not appeal to those who are narrow in their views, and
who are wedded to one system of treatment to the exclusion of all other
rational methods. Light travels 283,000 miles a second, and may it
penetrate deep and fast enough to reach the subconscious brains of those
in the rut.
The man with a subconscious mind needs waking up, as it requires a fully
conscious mind to keep pace with the progress being made in the healing
art, as it is advancing today at rapid speed.
I have had such wonderful success in so many difficult cases by the
use of Spondylotherapy measures, that I am pleased to present this new
and helpful measure to you and for your consideration and for your use
I wish to thank my former friends and customers, who by their appreciated
patronage have exhausted the former edition, and now I gladly present you
with a more beautifully bound volume that will be a beauty and pleasure
to you and an ornament to your best library collections.
The cost of production of this edition is high but I have spared no
pains to present you with the best and neatest edition that money can buy
and I am sure that you will appreciate our efforts.
In making public my development and improvements in Spondylotherapy
literature I am not actuated by an itch for fame, nor by a fondness for
notoriety, but by a desire to give to my fellow practitioners the fruit
of years of travel, study, experiments and observation.
In offering the fruits of my research in spinal concussion I am not
unconscious of the dangers I must encounter. Since it bas been the
fate of those who have discovered or improved an art or science to be beset
by envy, malice, hatred and calumny.
THIS THE COMMON LOT I HAVE CHOSEN TO UNDERGO.
I am well aware that those who miss the information which I bring them,
because of prejudice or unbelief, will not be benefited by my efforts.
We desire that the progressive practitioner may investigate our system
and this work on spinal concussion and not prejudge nor condemn this science
before they know its merits, which you may determine by an impartial test.
The most successful doctors, drug and drugless, professionally and financially,
of my acquaintance are known to be liberal in their views. They are
willing to extract a grain of truth or wisdom whenever it is possible to
do so, regardless of its source or previous history.
Very truly yours,
ALVA EMERY GREGORY, M. D.