Thursday, December 25, 2008

WHAT IS NATUROPATHY ? THE AMERICAN NATUROPATHIC ASSOCIATION, Inc GOLDEN JUBILEE CONGRESS NEW YORK July 28 / August 2. 1947 (First Chapter)

WHAT IS NATUROPATHY?

Naturopathy is the true natural art and science of the betterment of man.
Naturopathy embraces and includes all natural forces with which man in his natural environment normally comes into contact.
These forces are sun, air, water, earth, thought, food, physical activity and spiritual meditation. All these are part and parcel of man.
More than that, Naturopathy reaches beyond encouraging Natural Living. It attempts to restore health to the ailing, and strength to the weak in body through the graduated and individualized use of all natural measures of healing as: Heliotherapy, Aerotherapy, Hydrotherapy, Phytotherapy, Physcultopathy, Mecanotherapy, Physiotherapy, Fasting and Diet Therapy, and Psychotherápy.
Naturopathy represents the only complete and all inclusive natural and non¬drug system of human betterment.


TILL TAUGHT BY PAIN
“Men Really Know Not What Good Water´s worth
Or With A Famish´d Boat´s Crew Had Your Berth,
Or In The Desert Heard The Camels Bell,
You´d Wish Yourself Where Truth Is In A Well”.
Byron

Our To Days Are But yesterday´s Tomorrows,
Which Well Lived Promise
The true Happiness And Ease Of Body, Mind And Soul All Seek, But So Few Find

“Come Forth Into The Light OF things, Let Nature Be Your Teacher” Wordsworth
On the opposite page Is a facsimile of Cover page of The First Issue of the
KNEIPP WATER CURE MONTHLY
The First magazine Dr. Benedict Lust Published
The Actual Dimension of the
KNEIPP WATER CURE
MONTHLY

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OFFICIALS AND TRUSTEES
OF
THE AMERICAN NATUROPATHIC ASSOCIATION, Inc.
Extend Heartiest Greetings To All
Members Of The Association Members Of The Profession At Large And A Sincere Welcome To All Who Assemble With Us

At This Greatest Event In Our History
OUR GOLDEN JUBILEE CONGRESS
We sincerely Trust All Will Benefit Greatly
From This Conclave And That It Will Mark The
Beginning Of A New Era, Not

Only In The American Naturopathic Association, Inc.
But In The Movement As A Whole Throughout The World
We Extend A Special Welcome To Those Who Have Answered Our Call
And Have Come From Afar
May God Grant All Our People Safe Return
To Their Homes And May All Be Imbuied With
The Spirit To Carry This Great Work To All People.

THE LIGHT OF AGES!
The Fault, dear Brutus, is not in our Stars, But in ourselves that we are underlings.

THE AMERICAN NATUROPATHIC ASSOCIATION AND ITS PURPOSE

.This year the American Naturopathic Association, Inc. will be 51 years old. We celebrate our 50th birthday a year late because of lack of facilities and other matters beyond our control in 1946.
Founded by Dr. Benedict Lust, the American Naturopathic Association was con­ceived as an instrument for welding practitioners together in fellowship and strength to resist the powerful opposition of the American Medical Association.
It served this purpose admirably and grew to become the most powerful force for health education via natural principles and forces in the country, it not m the world.
Dr. Lust, less than half a dozen years before founding the A.N.A. had been commissioned by Father Sebastian Kneipp to bring the Kneipp Cure to America and spread the gospel of good health in the New World.
He did this effectively by opening a Water Cure Institution in New York and later Butler, N. J. and also started a Journal called the Kneipp Water Cure Monthly, but he felt the need of an association of the pioneers for the purposes enumerated.
During the course of the American Naturopathic Association's life under the leadership of Dr. Benedict Lust, its life President, it was responsible for legislation in many States in the Union where Naturopaths, Chiropractors and other non-drug physicians are now recognized and have their own board.
There are Naturopathic laws in Maine, Utah, California, South Carolina, Florida, and Tennessee, etc. All in all there is part or whole recognition in some 25 to 30 States as well as Hawaii. And all of this can be attributed to the vision and dogged perseverance of one man the late, Dr. Benedict Lust, who traveled the length and breadth of the land lecturing and organizing State societies, branches of the parent organization, the American Naturopathic Association, Inc., and prosecuting legislation wherever possible.
It was Dr. Benedict Lust as president of the American Naturopathic Association who fought for the very principles of freedom of the healing arts which Benjamín Rush, M.D. insisted be a part of our Constitution and without which he declared: "Without medical liberty our independence is in vain."
Benjamín Rush, be it remembered, was one of our foremost physicians in the early history of our country, a graduate of Princeton University taking his degree in medicine at Edinburgh, Scotland and a signer of the Declaration of Independence. He foresaw the viciousness of State and Federal medicine confined to one school of healing and tried to prevent it.
A Naturopathic Bill lacked one vote of passing in New York 20 odd years ago and would have long ago become a law in this State except for dissension and factionalism in the ranks of the physicians themselves.
Now, more than ever, the American Naturopathic Association, Inc., has become a great instrument for educating the public on the value of natural methods of healing through the individual practitioner.
While legislation is still looked after and sponsored wherever possible, the primary object of the ANA. is to educate the people to the value of natural healing principles, and the simplicity of their use, and maintain standards for practitioners.
This persisted in and followed by efficient professional service. when its members, are called upon, it is believed will lead to public demand for legislation to protect honest practitioners and the public wherever Naturopathy is .known.
High standards of scholarship and training of physicians; character assets; invaluable and unparalleled service to clients; constant teaching of the philosophy of Naturopathy to patients as well as rendering the immediate aid necessary, represent the purpose of the American Naturopathic Association as it exists today.
By persistently keeping these things in view it is believed that legislation will come by public demand in all States in the not too distant future.
The American Naturopathic Association was conceived for the good of the public. What it represents belongs to the people. It serves the people and will always continue to do so its members deserve the support of the public.


THE WOMEN'S NATIONAL AUXILIARY
OF
THE AMERICAN NATUROPATHIC ASSOCIATION, Inc
.
(The Original And Parent Naturopathic Association. Founded
By Dr. Benedict Lust in 1896 and Incorporated In
Washington. D. C. in 1919)


We Welcome All To The
GOLDEN JUBILEE CONGRESS
If There Is And Need Requirement To Be Met For Your Comfort Please Inform — Our Committee
Help Us Organize The WNA Of ANA IN
Your State

— ASK FOR INKORNÍATION —
DORIS DAUSCHER BAUM, Executive Director And Secretary

LIVINC FOR TOMMOROW

Our To-days Are lint Yesterday´s Tomorrows, And Well Lived, Promise The True Happiness and Ease Of Body, Mind and Soul All seek, but so few Fid.

ALL LECTURE SESSIONS
BOTH PROFESSIONAL AND PUÉLIC ARE IN THE
GRANO BALL ROOM
EXHIBITS - THE EAST BALL ROOM
BUSINESS MEETINGS EACH DAY 10 A.M. TO 12 NOON - GRAND BALL ROOM

Place of Committee Meetings — To Be Announced Election of Officers — Saturday, 10 A.M. to 12 Noon

BE SURE TO VISIT ALL OF THE BOOTHS OF OUR EXHIBITORS
There Is Something of Value for Everyone
Make Yourself at Home — See — Hear — Study —Learn —

This is a Congress for the Public as Well as for the Profession
SCHEDULE OF SIGHTSEEING AND RECREATIONAL TOURS
For those who arrive Sunday and want to see United Nations MONDAY, JULY 28-10 to 12-A Tour of United Nations WEDNESDAY, JULY 30 - 9 to 12 FRIDAY, AUGUST 1 - To Be Announced. SATURDAY. AUGUST 2 - To Be Announced.
— Obtain Tickets from Information Booth —

Dr. Benedict Lust, Father of Naturopathy and Founder of the American Naturopathic Association, Inc., looking on as Dr. Jesse Mercer Gehman, present President of the Association, then Chairman of the Board of Trustees shakes hands with Bernarr Macfadden, Father of Physical Culture and Editor of The Physical Culture Magazine.
This photo was taken on the speakers platform on Tuesday Evening, November 16, 1943, at the Hotel Commodore prior to Mr. Macfadden's stirring lecture.

To the ideals and purposes of Our Beloved Leader Dr. Benedict Lust, Father of Naturopathy and Founded of The American Naturopathic Association, who passed from this earthly life on September 5, 1945, at the Yungborn, Butler, New Jersey, we dedicate ourselves anew.

For those of us who are left behind there is work to do.
The greatest memorial we can erect to the memory of our great leader, Dr. Lust, is unselfish, unambitious, devoted effort to promulgate the cause for which he gave his life, until it becomes the all enveloping philosophy of living and healing to reclaim sick and ailing humanity throughout the World, which he intended it to be.
To this purpose then we should prayerfully and determinedly dedicate our lives.
Jesse Mercer Gehman, N.D., M.N.,
President of The American Naturopathic Association, Inc.

First Follow Nature and Your Judgment Frame By Her Just Standard, Which Is Still the Same; Unerring Nature, Still Divinely Bright; One Clear Unchanged, and Universal Light, Life, Force and Beauty, Must To All Impart, At Once the Source, and End, and Test of Art.

WORLD WIDE SCOPE OF NATUROPATHY
From that time 51 years ago when Dr. Benedict Lust gave to the World the correlations of Natural methods under the banner of Naturopathy, the non-drug healing movement under his direct influence has spread throughout the world.
Our beloved leader had contacts with leaders all over the world throughout the years. He reached out into every country with his message. A new generation abroad has arrived on the scene. They are carrying forward the work, the seed for which in most cases was planted by the untiring efforts of Dr. Lust.
He missed no opportunity to spread the message of Nature Cure. His name is known in every land, for it was he who introduced the old pioneers throughout the world to keep the fire of truth burning. It was he who so widely circulated the works of Just, Kuhne, Kneipp, Rickli, Schroth, Englehardt, and so many others, until to-day they are as well known, if not better, than they are here.
Naturopathy or Nature Cure has encompassed the world. Fear not. No medical machine can ever stop true Naturopathy and Nature Cure. It is here to stay.
In the remotest corners of the earth the protagonists of Nature Cure march for­ward bravely. No land has been left untouched by this great movement of which we are privileged to be a part, and in which we are duty bound to serve to the very best of our ability.
Portugal, Spain, France, Czechoslovakia, Poland, Russia, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, etc. have their Nature Cure Champions.
England though greatly oppressed by restrictive medical laws as we are here has a vigorous Nature Cure movement.
Scotland has its Leader and Champion, even as does Ireland and to the south of us, México and all of the South American countries are showing healthy growth.
Australia, New Zealand and Tasmania of the Antipodes have a strong movement. This is also true of South Africa.
And in India the basic Nature Cure Movement has become very wide spread through the support given it by Mahatma Ghandi himself.
From some of these countries we are proud to have direct representation at this Congress and we welcome them whole heartedly and with the hope that their stay with us will mean much to them in their work.
From others of the countries we have named we have had splendid papers and greetings from leaders, for which we are grateful.
So yon see we are all a part of a tremendous world encompassing movement which was started by our dear friend and leader these many years ago.
We must and will carry this work forward in the same humble spirit of true ser-vice upon which it was founded by him 51 years ago.
We are embarked upon our second half century as an organization. May it please God that when we reach our hundredth anniversary those who come after us may be able to say, "Well done thou good and faithful servants of humanity."
—Jesse Mercer Gehman, N.D., M.N.



The Officers and the Members of The American Naturopathic Association, Inc. Express Their Thanks to All Those Who Have Served On Our Committees Since The 49 th Annual Convention in Chicago.

Membership Committee —

DR. T. M. SCHIPPELL, Chairman 1329 !6th St., N.W., Washington, D.C

DR. JOHN R. WATSON, Philadelphia, Pa.
DR. GEORGE FLODEN, Los Angeles, California.
DR. J. B. BRANYON, Spartanburg, S. C.
DR. ROYALE S. LESLIE, Nashville, Tenn.
DR. JACOB FRIEDMAN, Danbury, Conn.
DR. GUSTAV S. ALQUIST, Allentown, Pa.
DR. HENRY THON, Detroit, Michigan
DR. GEORGE E. SWENSON, Temple City, Calif. Legislative Committee —
DR. JACOB H. MILLER, Chairman 2742 Treat Street, San Diego, Calif.
DR. GERTRUDE HAMILTON, Paterson, N. J.
DR. ROYALE S. LESLIE, Nashville, Tenn.
DR. PAUL WENDEL, Brooklyn, N. Y.
DR. T. M. SCHIPPELL, Washington, D. C.
DR. E. T. EDWARDS, Pawtucket, R. I.
DR. I. S. AL0UIST, Portland, Maine Educational Committee —
DR. JESSE MERCER GEHMAN, Chairman, P. O. Box 1725, Paterson, N. f.
DR. AMES A. DA VIS, Secretary 622 South Main Street, Athens, Penna.
DR. PAUL WENDEL, Brooklyn, N. Y.
DR. WILLIAM HENNING, Columbus, Ohio
DR. ANNE S. BERGHOLZ, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
DR. C. A. VAUGHAN, Charlestown, S. C.
DR. ABDUL BEY, New York, N. Y. Research Committee —
DR. JAMES A. DA VIS, Chairman 622 South Main St., Athens, Pa.
DR. MARTIN J. SNYDER, Detroit, Michigan
DR. KENNETH C. HITCHCOCK, 1 Baltimore, Maryland
DR. JAMES I. MASTON, Los Angeles, Calif.
DR. T. C. ADOLPH MEYER, Pewee, Kentucky
DR. T. M. SCHIPPELL, Washington, D. C.
DR. FREDERICK W. COLLINS, Newark, N. J.

Golden Jubilee Convention Committee —
DR. JESSE MERCER GEHMAN Exec. Director and Chairman P. O. Box 1725, Paterson 1, N. J.
DR. FANNY BRAIG, New York, N. Y.
DR. W. ABDUL BEY, New York, N. Y.
DR. AMES A. DA VIS, Athens, Pa.
DR. H. WILLIAM BAUM, New York, N. Y.
DR. JACOB HOWARD MILLER, San Diego. Calif.
DR. T. M. SCHIPPELL 1329 16th St., N.W., Washington, D.C. Finance Committee —
DR. CHIEF JOSEPH RED HORSE, Chairman, Boyes Springs, Calif.
DR. JOSEPH WEIBELHAUS, Crofton, Nebraska.
DR. H. WILLIAM BAUM, New York, N. Y.
DR. OTIS G. CARROLL, Spoke, Washington
DR. JOHN M. PFEFFER, Dormont, Pittsburgh, Pa.
DR. HENRY DUX, Jacksonville, Fla. Public Relations and Press —

DR. BERT STRATTON, Chairman 14131, Woodward Ave., Detroit, Mich.
DR. FRANK ABBATE, Pittsburgh, Pa.
DR. SLADE W. PHILLIPS, Dillon, S. C.
DR. N. S. HANOKA, Miami Beach, Florida
DR. CHIEF JOSEPH RED HORSE, Boves Springs, Calif.
DR. JOHN R. ARNOLD, Los Angeles, Calif.
DR. GEORGE STARR WHITE, Los Angeles, Calif.
DR. BLANCHE SHEELER DAVIS, Athens, Pa.

CHAIRMEN
DR. FANNY BRAÍG, New York, New York
DR. ANNE S. BERCHOLZ. Milwaukee, Wisconsin
DR. OTIS G, CARROLL. Seattle, Washington
DR. GEORGE FLODEN, Los Angeles, California
DR, H. WILLÍAM BAUM, New York, New York
DR. SLADE WYATT PHILLIPS, Dillon, South Carolina
DR. ARNE SUOMINEN, Del Ray Beach,, Florida
DR. JACOB HOWARD MILLER, San Diego, California
DR. WILLÍAM HENNING, Columbus, Ohio
DR. BERTRAM BALL, Yonkers, New York
DR. FETRINA RUSSO, New York, New York
DR. RONALD LAWRENCE, New York, New York
DR. GIAN CURSTO, Rochester, New York

Source: Year book of the International Society of Doctors of Naturopathy Physicians 1948. And Catalog of the “Golden Jubilee Convention" World Congress of The American Naturopathic Association Inc., 1947, New York. Catalog & Book N° 179. Institute for the library Overcoming Mental and Physical. Professor Narváez. info@superacionfisicamental.com