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Famous Laboratory Wizard and Author,

Dr. Lexis Carrel talks on

“The Meaning of Death”

----Certain Diseases Incurable----

Knowledge in Modern Medicine Progress.


By: Eoline Church Dubois, M.D.




T HE HIGH SPOT OF A FEW DAYS AGO WAS THE ALEXIS CARREL’S DISCOURSE ON “‘THE MEANING OF DEATH.” THE HALL WHERE HE SPOKE WAS CROWDED FOR EVERYONE WONDERS ABOUT THE NATURE OF THAT RED SIGNAL WHICH STOPS LIFE’S TRAFFIC FOR ALL TIME.


And who indeed could be found better able to illumine the subject than this wizard of the laboratory who has shown that organs can be removed from the body and lead an independent existence indefinitely..


Did he say that man does not need to die? ---- Not at all.


He said that death is a corollary of life, that it is a necessity in fact, and that every being comes into this world with the probable number of his days predicted in advance. Merely a natural phenomenon of no advantage and no disadvantage in the scheme of existence. . In other words this eminent scientist gave us no hope that he or any other in the process of time could so reconstruct the whole man that death would ever be conquered.


It does seem strange that in spite of the fact that the life force can continue indefinitely in certain organs that have been removed from the body. In that limited sense immortality is an accomplished fact, but it only oes to show how far we are from the true understanding of what makes the wheels go around.


OF PRACTICAL VALUE.


Nevertheless, these miracles performed in the laboratory are of definite practical value, for they show that we all .have inherent powers which we ignore and abuse.. Montaigne said years ago, “Men do not die, they kill themselves.”


We are impressed with that truth when we read that the lives of small animals can be prolonged to an age equivalent to 120 years in man. Perhaps the greatest fault we have to find with life is its brevity. We wear ourselves out trying to make a living, losing our elasticity and alertness to the numbing processes ot old age years before our time.


We bemoan the fact that certain diseases are incurable according to our present knowledge , and that cancer continues to increase daily. But our short span of life is not due to incurable diseases, but by causes which have operated through the years to weaken the fiber of resistance. The petty illnesses repeated time, after time,---- after time—take their toll in weakened hearts, in defective blood vessels, digestive disturbances, and other signs that the threshold of old age has been crossed.


If there were no further advance in medicine for years to come, we know enough already about the many causes of disease to avoid a very large proportion of the illnesses from which people habitually suffer and a great many. of them die . It is a commonplace that when one has a cold he should go to bed, for the first day or two at least; not only for his own protection but that of others bccause pneumonia often develops from seemingly what began as a simple cold.


DIGGING A PIT


The insurance companies have been telling us for years that the over-weight man or woman is a reckless spender of the vital store, and yet go along Main street any day and note how many there are peacefully oblivious of the pit they are digging for themselves with their teeth.. The simplest danger signal of all which most of us complacently ignore is the sense of fatigue.


The consciousness of effort implies the need for rest, a simple, purely elementary observation. New information regarding foods to increase resistance is common property which if followed would greatly reduce illnesses. The doctors believe that many years can be added to life by having a physical check-up every six months. We know that it is true that. when the doctor is engaged by the year to look out for the family health, the results are outstanding in every case.


With these things in mind it becomes real obvious that a longer, richer and much fuller life is in our own hands.



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