New Lives for Old

New Lives for Old

  • J Ellis Barker


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No such thing as an incurable disease!

Barker discusses why conventional medicine falls short and homeopathy works so elegantly. Liberally sprinkled with gems; this books is a treasure.

357pp pb
ISBN 81-7021-448-3


The evidence which Barker adduces in order to show that very few diseases are incurable, that even the apparently most intractable maladies can be treated and cured, is so overwhelming that one is irresistibly imbued with the enthusiasm and conviction which carry the author through chapter after chapter of his amazing work.

Just such a work as Barker has written has never more adamantly called for and more urgently needed than at the present time, when cancer, heart disease and many other maladies are destroying ever-increasing numbers.

The oft-times unsatisfactory methods employed by medicine and surgery should be replaced by saner, safer and far more efficacious therapeutic measures.


I. There Are No Incurable Diseases-
Why Medicine Fails to Cure -- 1

II. How to Cure Heart Disease -- 9

III. Migraine and Neuralgic Headaches -- 38

IV. Some Show Cases-Diabetes, Disseminated -
Sclerosis, Cancer, Sarcoma, Enlarged Prostate, Paralysis, Etc. -- 51

V. Nerve and Brain Cases -- 72

VI. Some of My Failures -- 90

VII. Gall Stones and Kidney Stones -- 105

VIII. Gastric and Duodenal Ulcer -- 117

IX. Chronic Rheumatism and Arthritis -- 131

X. Chronic Constipation and its Sequels -- 141

XI. The New Art of Diagnosis -- 162

XII. Exophthalmic Goitre -- 177

XIII. Tuberculosis of the Lungs -- 186

XIV. Fibroid Tumors and other Womb Diseases -- 206

XV. Mystery Diseases -- 220

XVI. Diet as an Art -- 238

XVII. Paralysis and Disseminated Sclerosis -- 251

XVIII. Enlarged Prostates -- 269

XIX Drugs and Medicinal Treatments -- 279

XX. Surgical Cases Cured with Medicine -- 298

XXI. Cancer -- 312

Index -- 353


J Barker Ellis was a lay practitioner in Great Britain. A good friend of a number of homeopathic physician's, he assumed editorship of The Homeopathic World when Clarke died and changed its name to Heal Thyself.

(Barker's books) are all well worth reading. They contain much information gleaned from the work of others (Hahnemann, Kent, Farrington, Guernsey, and others are all liberally quoted) and also a number of Barker's cases -- all filled with clinical gems.

The Heritage of Homoeopathic Literature
copyright 2001 by Julian Winston
Reprinted with the permission of the author