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for these grounds and buildings, and others to be erected and equipped, call
for a producing plant where knowledge on keeping health may be learned.
The theory upon which we will work is that the human machine will
operate efficiently, if properly maanged. A man should not die of disease,
in agony of body and mind; that is unnecessary.
The doctors -tell us that many diseases are preventable. We hope most
of all to prevent cancer.
We expect to send forth information, with the help of many minds and
the good will of every one, which will make the human body efficient and
each day of life rich in health and happiness. This is not beyond science
and human ability. It has not been accomplished because we have not
given it the attention it deserves. We have been working so hard getting
ready to live that we have neglected the scince of living.
Some of our young men in the factory worked as doctors a short time
ago along lines I have in mind. A manufacturer sold us a hundred thou
sand of an article at $1.34 each. After
making the contract, he said:
"I will only make 4c each on these.
I made this price just to keep my
We suggested that he allow two
young men from our shop to go
through his factory and see if the
cost of production could not be low
ered. The result was that these young
machine-shop doctors found that by
making certain changes in the shop
methods, the article that was costing
$1.30 could be produced for much
When the cure was fully applied
that sick-shop began to be healthy
and the cost was reduced to 74 cents!
The margin of profit then made it
possible for the factory owner to
increase wages and reduce the hours.
So the machine-shop doctors reached
the human machine in this way.
We believe similar results may be
obtained in operating the human ma
chine, which is running for the chjef
purpose of producing health and hap
piness. We have learned much about firing
a boiler scientifically, and running
machinery efficiently. But when it
comes td the human body we go at
the work of its nourishment in hap
hazard fashion. Reducing friction in
our mental process, adjusting the
load to our strength and feeding the
human furnaces is yet an entirely un
We seldom give any scientific con
sideration to food the fuels of life.
We trust to taste which is being con
stantly led astray by new sensations,
from gormandizing food and poison
ous drinks to the toxin of wrath and
the poison of fear. The mind, which
appears to be the engineer of the
body, is as carelessly handled. It is
subjected to overloads and strains, to
haphazard entertainments, to undis
ciplined and disordered ambition and
greed and distracted by worry and
fear and the worst of all is fear.
Mental health, according to our ex
perience, results immediately in effi
ciency. Men who are healthy, whose
families are well cared for and who
have enough .and grounds for hope,
come to their work with spirit and
enthusiasm. This increases their
product and makes it possible for
them to have more leisure for rest
Take the item of industrial acci
dents. Men who are not suffering
from fear, from hunger or from wor
ry, are more skilful, more alert, and
they are not so liable to make mis
takes which will mean injury to
themselves and to' others.
Industrial accidents and other
painful and wasteful facts of indus
try, can be greatly reduced by these
methods of increasing human efflr
Another illustration of cures along
our line is our experience with one of
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