Treatment by Neuropathy and The Encyclopedia of Physical and Manipulative Therapeutics
Compiled By Thomas T. Lake, N. D., D. C.

The rule we shall follow in this section is to briefly state the definitions of various types of treatment, and their specialties, then to give the clinical diagnosis of diseased conditions, then indicate briefly the types of treatment that have long been accepted and practiced by the physical and manipulative physician. Naturally all methods cannot be given here because new ones are continually coming forth. Neither can those indicated in this book be gone into exhaustively, but ample references are supplied for those who whish to make a special study of the specialties mentioned.

We do not make any claims to originality for any of the specialties, neither do we agree that there is anything original in any form of healing arts, but rather an evolution of ideas from one age to the other. We are in perfect accord with John Cornos, who in a book review in the Philadelphia Evening Bulletin said, “Strictly speaking, there is no such thing as originality. At best what we term originality in the arts is a new combination of existing factors previously used in different combinations; plus the author’s personality, which co-ordinates them into a new form.” Since the laws pertaining to Drugless Therapy vary in each state, the writer must leave the selection of techniques to the discretion of each individual physician. He is satisfied there are some techniques that can be used by every physician in all states, or wherever Drugless Therapy is practiced.