This little work lays claim to no originality. It is merely a faithful representation, in a condensed form, of the theories, methods, and practice of the German natural healing art, compiled from the works of some of the leading authors on the subject.
In some cases, the very words of the writers have been retained. Where this has been impossible, owing to the large amount of matter before me, and the small space into which it has had to be curtailed, I have endeavoured to give a thoroughly accurate and comprehensive view of their meaning.
The writings I have drawn from, have been purposely those of some of the later exponents of the system, rather than of the earlier founders, in order not only to present the accumulated experience of the largest number, but a correct view of the entire Nature-Cure as it is now carried out both in Germany and Austria.