Following Dr. Jackson's Method

07 February 1863 - 08 February 1863

To James and Ellen White, who already highly valued "air, water, and light" as "God's great remedies" (ibid., Feb. 10, 1863), what Dr. Jackson wrote made more sense than either drugs or a poultice of Spanish flies compounded with turpentine. The symptoms had overtaken their children very rapidly, and the Whites lost little time in carrying outóscrupulouslyóthe directions of Dr. Jackson. They had appointments to speak in Convis, Michigan, on Sabbath and Sunday, February 7 and 8. By following Jackson's method of treating diphtheria, which involved the better part of Friday night, on Sabbath morning they saw that they could safely leave the sick children in the hands of those who helped in the home.