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Vitaopathy

From Kook Science

Vitaopathy is an allegedly therapeutic system of medical treatment based on the application of what is effectively psychic healing in conjunction with vegetable remedies, originally devised and promoted by Thomas F. Adkin (of the New York Institute of Science) and his New York School of Vitaopathy, a mail-order concern. Per the advertising, Vitaopathic treatment involved a "subtle force" that "puts the system into a receptive condition," followed by the consumption of Vitaopathic remedies, the former enabling the full absorption of the latter.

The concept was latched onto, being stylised as Vita-O-Pathy, with certain elaboration, by Orrin Robertson, a roving Midwestern sanitarium operator and graduate of the New York Institute of Science, who was said to claim it was the "essence and quintessence" of thirty-six other systems of medicine, as well as other discoveries he had made.

Robertson's Vita-O-Pathy