Soldiers died like flies during the First World War. If you were sent to the front, there was no place to hide. If shrapnel, bullets, gas, and dynamite did not take care of you, army doctors did.
Although doctors tried their best to save the life of wounded soldiers, amputations and other surgery took place under appalling sanitary conditions. There was little hygiene amongst eviscerated corpses.
When the German army ran out of anaesthetics, wounded soldiers endured such deep pain during surgery, that many died from the shock. German doctors shrugged their shoulders, disposed of the dead bodies, and let it go at that. Since no further medical supplies were to be expected, a young German doctor began to experiment with natural anaesthetics. His name was Max Gerson.
After the First World War, he continued to try out organic treatments based on fruit and vegetable juices. During the next twenty years, Max Gerson did more and more research.
He reached the highest point in his career when his experimental therapy led to cure several terminal cancer patients. In the Second World War, Max Gerson lost everything and had to emigrate to America.
He was 55 years old when he arrived in New York, a destitute immigrant. Without a US medical license, Max Gerson was not allowed to practise medicine in New York, so he began to learn English. That took him some effort, but then he enrolled for the exam to obtain his medical accreditation in the US.
He began a new life on his 57th birthday, when he opened a modest medical practice in New York. During the remaining twenty years of his life, Gerson's revolutionary organic-food treatments helped many patients recover their health. Many of those patients had been considered incurable and sent home to die. Next time you lose everything, you know what to do.
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