But in no case are you to stand as do the physicians of the world to exalt allopathy above every other practice, and call all other methods quackery and error; for from the beginning to the present time the results of allopathy have made a most objectionable showing.
There has been loss of life in your sanitarium because drugs have been administered, and these give no chance for nature to do her work of restoration. Drug medication has broken up the power of the human machinery, and the patients have died. Others have carried the drugs away with them, making less effective the simple remedies nature uses to restore the system.
The students in your institution are not to be educated to regard drugs as a necessity. They are to be educated to leave drugs alone.
The medical fraternity, represented to me as Freemasonry, with their long, unintelligible names, which common people cannot understand, would call the Lord’s prescription for Hezekiah quackery.
Death was pronounced upon the king, but he prayed for life, and his prayer was heard. Those who had the care of him were told to get a bunch of figs and put them on the sore, and the king was restored.
This means was taken by God to teach them that all their preparations were only depriving the king of the power to rally and overcome disease while they pursued their course of treatment, his life could not be saved.
The Lord diverted their minds from their wonderful mysteries to a simple remedy of nature.
There are lessons for us all in these directions. Young men who are sent to Ann Arbor to obtain an education, which they think will exalt them as supreme in their treatment of disease will find that it will result in the loss of life rather than restoration to health and strength.
These mixtures place a double taxation upon nature, and in the effort to throw off the poisons they contain, thousands of persons lose their lives. We must leave drugs entirely alone, for in using them we introduce an enemy into the system.
I write this because we have to meet this drug medication in the physicians in this country, and we do not want this practice, to steal into our midst as a thief.
We want the door closed against the enemy before the lives of human beings are imperiled. 14LtMs, Lt 67, 1899, par. 5 – 14LtMs, Lt 67, 1899, par. 7 by Ellen G White
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