C. G. Percival - The Wonderful Mission of the Internal Bath (1915)
From Kook Science
This 1915 article, credited to one C. G. Percival, M. D., served as a promotional advertisement for Tyrrell Hygienic Institute's J.B.L. (Joy - Beauty - Life) Cascade, the only surefire preventative measure against that most heinous plague on humanity, Auto-Intoxication, as caused by the decomposition of fecal matter in the colon.
By C. G. Percival, M. D.
DO you know that over three hundred thousand Americans are at the present time seeking freedom from small, as well as serious ailments, by the practice of Internal Bathing?
Do you know that hosts of enlightened physicians all over the country, as well as Osteopaths, physical culturists, etc., etc., are recommending and recognizing this practice as the most likely way now known to secure and preserve perfect health?
There are the best of logical reasons for this practice and these opinions, and these reasons will be very interesting to everyone.
In the first place, every physician realizes and agrees that 95% of human illnesses is caused directly or indirectly by accumulated waste in the colon; this is bound to accumulate, because we of today neither eat the kind of food nor take the amount of exercise which Nature demands in order that she may thoroughly eliminate the waste unaided—
That's the reason when you are ill the physician always gives you something to remove this accumulation of waste, before commencing to treat your specific trouble.
It's ten to one that no specific trouble would have developed if there were no accumulation of waste in the colon—
And that's the reason that the famous Professor Metchnikoff, one of the world's greatest scientists, has boldly and specifically stated that if our colons were taken away in infancy, the length of our lives would be increased to probably 150 years.
You see, this waste is extremely poisonous, and as the blood flows through the walls of the colon it absorbs the poisons and carries them through the circulation — that's what causes Auto-Intoxication, with all its perniciously enervating and weakening results — These pull down our powers of resistance and render us subject to almost any serious complaint which may be prevalent at the time — and the worst feature of it is that there are few of us who know when we are Auto-Intoxicated.
But you never can be Auto-Intoxicated if you periodically use the proper kind of an Internal Bath — that is sure.
It is Nature's own relief and corrector — just warm water, which, used in the right way, cleanses the colon thoroughly its entire length and makes and keeps it sweet, clean and pure as Nature demands it shall be for the entire system to work properly.
You undoubtedly know, from your own personal experience, how dull, and unfit to work or think properly, biliousness and many other apparently simple troubles make you feel. And you probably know, too, that these irregularities, all directly traceable to accumulated waste, make you really sick if permitted to continue.
You also probably know that the old-fashioned method of drugging for these complaints is at best only partially effective; the doses must be increased if continued, and finally they cease to be effective at all.
It is true that more drugs are probably used for this than all other human ills combined, which simply goes to prove how universal the trouble caused by accumulated waste really is— but there is not a doubt that drugs are being dropped as Internal Bathing is becoming better known—
For it is not possible to conceive, until you have had the experience yourself, what a wonderful bracer an Internal Bath really is; taken at night, you awake in the morning with a feeling of lightness and buoyancy that cannot be described — you are absolutely clean, every-thing is working in perfect accord, your appetite is better, your brain is clearer, and you feel full of vim and confidence for the day's duties.
There is nothing new about Internal Baths except the way of administering them. Some years ago Dr. Chas. A. Tyrrell, of New York, was so miraculously benefited by faithfully using the method then in vogue, that he made Internal Baths his special study and improved materially in administering the Bath and in getting the result desired.
This perfected Bath he called the "J. B. L. Cascade," and it is the one which has so quickly popularized and recommended itself that hundreds of thousands are today using it.
Dr. Tyrrell, in his practice and researches, discovered many unique and interesting facts in connection with this subject; these he has collected in a little book, "The What, the Why, the Way of Internal Bathing," which will be sent free on request if you address Chas. A, Tyrrell, M. D., 134 West 65th Street, New York City, and mention having read this in Technical World.
This book tells us facts that we never knew about ourselves before, and there is no doubt that everyone who has an interest in his or her own physical well-being, or that of the family, will be very greatly instructed and enlightened by reading this carefully prepared and scientifically correct little book. — Advertisement.