- Paperback: 412 pages
- Publisher: Totality Books; 2nd edition (2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0976018616
- ISBN-13: 978-0976018612
- Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 1.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (60 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #151,936 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Dr. Max Gerson Healing the Hopeless Paperback – 2009
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The book is very well written and tells an engaging story about a subject that could easily be deathly dull or sugared with personal family recollections. To the contrary, it is a crisp, fast-moving, narrative that slows down in only a few places where lengthy sources, including some of Gerson's writings, are quoted.
The book covers two parallel stories: First, the life of Gerson, and second, the step-by step discovery of the pieces of the therapy that bear his name.
Gerson was born in Germany (now Poland) in 1881, the son of well-to-do Jewish parents. He was the product of the world-renowned German medical universities who began his practice as a neurologist. The book portrays a reserved, sometimes shy, proud man whose intolerance for foolish and petty behavior in others often earned him a reputation for arrogance and the enmity of many colleagues. Gerson is also portrayed as an absent-minded professor of medicine who leaves the details of finances and the care of the home to his wife. His complete energy and the focus of his life was directed toward the curing of his patients.Read more ›
portions to be riveting, especially the story of Dr. Max's escape from
the Nazis. Additionally fascinating were the historical facts of
Dr. Max's discoveries and disease-curing results and how they were
received by the mainstream medical establishments in Europe and USA.
The author's writing style is superb and very enjoyable to read.
I think that all readers will find the book interesting and will enjoy
learning Dr. Max's scientific & personal history and will recognize
the repeated chord the AMA strikes with regard to Dr. Max & the Gerson
diet. Also if readers follow recent health news & studies, they
have already seen many scientific studies
converging on the basic truths of Dr. Max's discoveries.
I strongly recommend this book and have bought copies for many friends
and relatives, and my primary-care MD... But in the
meantime, please buy your own copy and read it. It's a great book.
With the historical contexts provided by writer Barbara Marinacci, Howard Straus leaves the realm of his academic field with the noble purpose of doing justice to his grandfather in a biography that ought to be required reading in more than one college subject.
Its reading is not only beneficial for anyone who is curious about knowledge, but also for those who take courses on the history of medicine, on nutrition, and even on the History of Europe of the beginning of the past century. Its reading certainly is indispensable in the field of the research of cancer as a specialized and highly lucrative industry.
The smoothly flowing account is organized in two parts on a chronological basis "The European Years" and "The American Years." It begins with the years Dr. Gerson lived in Europe because it was there, in Germany, where he was born in 1881. It ends in America because it was in the City of New York, in the American hemisphere, where he took refuge with his family in 1936, without knowledge of English, after he anticipated the imminent Nazi's barbarian affront against Humanity.
Without sacrificing details and without being boring, Straus describes the life of animosities, persecution, rejections, and reprisals that doctor Gerson faced on the part of the so-called medical class ? as well as an attempt to kill him with arsenic ?for having dared to dedicate the power of his genial intellect to finding a cure for patients who had been sentenced to a certain death that their physicians believed to be imminent.Read more ›
This book is a tragedy in my opinion, a man constantly shot down for his efforts. But we should all learn from his example, Dr. Gersons efforts are not in vain for his legacy lives on in this book.
More on the book however, I love many of the metaphors and vocabulary used IE "The Exodus of the Ants". Also, the book contains information that should be in everyone's thoughts. Now the reason it took a few weeks to read is it drags along toward the middle (as biographies tend to do). Taking a break solves this, reflecting on the information you've read for a while then starting it up again.
I put it in my great book category, and have already lent it to many friends.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This books is about healing, truth, common sense and a good kind man.
He boiled all disease down to toxicity overload and lack of nutrient. Read more
An excellent book, a very simple and true way to prevent and overcome deseases.Published 2 months ago by Maria
I really like this book. I researched alternative therapies for a friend with cancer and Gerson was one of the first things to come up. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Garret
A wonderful biography of the man that for the first time in recent medical history catalogue and created a sound cure for many forms of cancer. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Andreas Michaelides
Startling information about treatment for serious diseases and the criminal element in disease treatment protocols that prevents information like this from use in hospitalsPublished 8 months ago by George E Zielinski
Excellent book, this man really knew what heals. Too bad we can't have freedom for our health in the USA!!!Published 11 months ago by Ernest Ramp
Excellent Book - especially for anyone who has cancer. He is no longer alive, but the Gerson Institute In San Diego is. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Susan Martin
More people should read this book and maybe our society wouldn't' have such a high rate of cancer.Published 13 months ago by Jan