A doorbell rang in the early morning hours while Dale Carnegie was sleeping. This volunteer urged him to get vaccinated against Smallpox.
Yes, this is when the Smallpox epidemic made it’s way to America. 8 people had it at the time and 2 died. However, nurses and doctors were working feverishly to get everyone vaccinated in New York City.
However, no one rang is doorbell about the emotional sickness of worry? An illness that, during the same time period, had caused ten thousand times more damage than smallpox.
No one ever warned him about what nervous breakdowns can do?
How about obesity? A pandemic (what I consider to to be), that has killed more people than just about any other disease in America. More than 300,000 to be exact….now there maybe some illnesses out there that have a higher number, but you get the point I’m trying to make, right?
Dr. O. F. Gober – a medical executive of the Sante Fe Hospital Association said years ago, “seventy percent of all patients who come to physicians could cure themselves if they only got rid of their fears and worries. Don’t think for a moment that I mean that their ill are imaginary. Their ills are as real as a throbbing toothache and sometimes a hundred times more serious. I refer to such illnesses as nervous indigestion, some stomach ulcers, heart disturbances, insomnia, some headaches, and some types of paralysis. ”
Dr. W. C. Alvarez has said, “ulcers frequently flare up or subside according to the hills and valleys of emotional stress.”
There was a study done years ago where 15,000 patients were being treated for stomach disorders at the Mayo Clinic. Four out of five had no physical basis whatever for their stomach illnesses. Fear, worry, hate, supreme selfishness, and the inability to adjust themselves to the world of reality – these were largely the causes of their stomach illnesses.
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