Name and Address

Trouble Page




 Dillon, W. H., Talladega






  Jackson, W. A., Walnut Ridge



 McMillan, Mrs. D. L., Clarksville



 Paxton, Mrs. J. C, Hot Springs






  Campbell, J. W., Sierra Madre



 Graham, E. D., Lodi



 Landon, F. B., Temple City



Loudy, Mrs. Helen A., Canoga Park



 Nichols, Mrs. Ella, Los Angeles



 Viinium, George, La Habra






 Hadley, A. I., Florence



 Kay, W. D., Eaton



 Lugar, Mrs. Bertha, Cory






 Calhoun, H. F., Youngstown






  Mitchell, J. E., Doerun






 Calvert, Charles T., Westervelt



 Cannell, Nellie, Quincy



 Carpenter, Charles, Mt. Vernon



 Daniel, E. G., Glenarm

 Cheek and lip


  Dickson, Mrs. Minnie,West Frankfort

 Below eye


 Hallin, Mrs. F. L., Kewanee



 Hart, Mrs. W. R., Paxton



 Hickert, Mrs. Lucy, Danville



 Huckins, Mrs. Frank, Chicago



 Lehman, E. H., Galesburg



 Nolan, John, Dalton City

 On cheek


 Smith, Roy L., Effingham



 Young, Mrs. Charles W., Rushville






 Bippus, Alexander, Evansville



 Henning, Mrs. Edna, Mishawaka






Bundy, M. T., Cedar Rapids Cheek 93
Elliff, Ed, Modale Nose 97
Irams, Mrs. Josephine, Cromwell Leg 102
Keesy, W. G., Fort Dodge Lip 125
Lewis, Warren, Council Bluffs In nose 123
Miller, George G., Council Bluffs Tongue 96
McGuire, P. J., Clear Lake Lip 93
Randall, Mrs. Eva, Marshalltown Eyelid 136
Sample, Grant, Muscatine Jaw 115
Stalder, Mrs. Bert, Nodaway Breast 126
Wamsley, H. O., Clarinda Lip 128
Weger, Mrs. Mary Glass, Strawberry Point Breast 113
Weltzin, John M., La Porte City Ear 133


Amcoats, Elizabeth, Clay Center Breast 124
Allen, K. C, Parsons Nose 129
Bell, Myron F., Hoisington Ear 142
Blackburn, D. W., Goodland Behind ear 116
Boulware, M. E., Modoc In cheek 98
Foster, Mrs. Emma, White Cloud Breast 141
Gilchrist, A. A., Wichita Lip 81
Hawkins, Mrs. John, Topeka Tongue 135
Miller, Mrs. J. R., Altoona Breast 129
Moon, Mrs. C. A., Kinsley Breast 121
Morley, Mrs. John, Wichita Breast 138
Newman, Mrs. C. E., Belle Plaine Nose 106
Page, Mrs. Mary I., Emporia Breast 114
Petersen, Mrs. Perry, Clay Center Breast 101
Roach, Mrs. Henry, Phillipsburg Cheek 105
Robinson, Mrs. Lulu, McPherson Private 120
Stotlor, Mrs. C. W., Emporia Leg 103
Strohl, Frank N., Norwich Breast 127
Weber, G. C, Larned Eyelid 110
Wickman, Harriet, Topeka Chest 101


Bernhard, George, Paducah Lip 71
Pyles, Eliot G., Lakeland Neck 127
Smiley, J. S., Paducah Cheek 125


Ragland, Mrs. H. E., West Monroe Breast 82


Perkins, Ida E., Vanderbilt  Breasts 118
Smith, F. W., Marshall Nose 102
Springer, Mrs. N. B., Detroit Breast 85


Peterson, Ole G., Windom Cheek 109


Bastian, Thomas, Marionville Lip 138
Dragoo, Mrs. A. M., Albany Breast 120
Evans, Mrs. James W., Macon Foot 70
Holmes, Newton D., Breckenridge Neck 92
Jones, Willis S., Joplin Hand 118
Marsh, Mrs. Simon, Louisburg Cheek 115
McDonald, William, Elmo Lip 123
Powers, T. P., Springfield Tongue 87
Robinson, H. E., St. Joseph Cheek 73
Robertson, Mrs. J. M., Preston Cheek 108
Rosecrans, Mrs. H. E., Kansas City Cheek 140
Scoggins, B. F., Forsyth Near eye 122
Talbot, M. D., St. Louis Lip 109


Diestler, Dr. Blanche, Great Falls Neck 90
Douglas, Mrs. Josephine, Whitefish Breast 141


Dolk, C. A., Omaha Lip 112
Johnson, Mrs. E. E., St. Paul Breast 140
Hoschauer, Mrs. Del, Maywood Side 72
Rathbun, John, Omaha Leg 137
Friedricksen, John J., Bloomfield Cheek 128
Samuelson, A. J., Sutherland Lip 124


Whiteside, Vane, Metropolis Lip 119


Bollinger, Mrs. Julia, Flasher Nose 107
Husen, Emil, Fargo Nose 137


Sizelove, George M., Camden Nose 105


Austin, Mrs. M. J., Miami Ear 84
Blubaugh, Pearl, Ponca City Tongue 139
Graham, James M., Okay Eyebrow 103
Rourk, John, Marlow Face 130
 Stalder, Jacob, Oklahoma City Eye 89


Kipper, Mrs. J. A., Portland Breast 79


Gabler, John, Cresbard In cheek 74
Hull, Mrs. P. M., Sioux Falls Breast 104
Speck, W. P., Edgemont Lip 91


Burden, Mrs. F. W., Wellington Forehead 112
 Chaddock, S. J., Victoria Face 86
Harrison, James T., San Antonio Lip 99
Matheson, B. V., Mathis Face 117


Holmes, Mrs. Charles, Vernal Nose 133


Hickman, W. A., Tacoma Lip 95
Speller, Mrs. H. G., Northport Breast 83


Porter, Mrs. Clarence, Madison Breast 88
Tuttle, Mrs. I., Darien  Breast 126


Reid, J. I., Burlington Cheek 107


Morrish, Marshall, Regina, Sask Breast 97
Schaller, H. R., Balcarres, Sask Lip 142


ANY TESTIMONIALS  ARE  GIVEN WHICH IL-lustrate the most common forms of cancer and the outcome under the treatment we have been describing.    The majority of these have long passed the time limit of proof of success.
We wish to state that these testimonials are used, not because of any desire for personal praise, but for the pur­pose of illustrating the principle of a cure; though we are glad that our work is appreciated, and will say that we, too, have a feeling of friendship and gratitude toward those who have remunerated us with their patronage and their never-ceasing words of recommendation.
My dear Mrs. Reaugh:                                    January 19, 1939
It is so nice to hear from you once more and thus keep in touch with the wonderful good you are bringing to mankind.   Am glad

iii mile you < ;ik (I  Iiii  an  iiicrca.scil  inmiber of palionts in 1938, mil now my wish is Unit you exceed that this New Year. Thank you for all good wishes, also the new book.   It is a work
■          ■I art and, as ever, is the embodiment of exactness, simplicity, and
11 ii in mghness in the causes and treatments of cancer—the safe and
uiiMtl'i! measures to take.
I low happy I am I chose the right way—the one method followed in I lie: Dr. Nichols Sanatorium. It was with some fear and trepida­tion I entered your portals twenty-three years next April 17th, but llial soon all faded away in the overshadowing courtesy, kindness, H i id efficient service tendered me by yourself and ever-faithful staff. I o date there has been no return of my trouble.
If every sufferer will conscientiously read your book, heed its nlvice, and act promptly, he can hail it as a glorious blessing the
■          l.iy he heeded your call, as I do, for you treated me in 1916 for
...nicer in both breasts and cured me.
I am ever grateful to you and your workers and am an ardent iimporter of the good cause.   Words will always fail me in express­ing deepest gratitude to you for saving me from such a terrible fate. In my opinion yours is the one and only way yet discovered to handle that dreaded disease—cancer.
Whenever the unfortunates write me I always answer at once, urging them to go without delay, offering my book if they have none.
Yes, 1939 brings all its blessings and some disappointments, but if we will only take an inventory, the former exceed the latter. May this New Year prove very profitable to you and your co-workers and to the Sanatorium. My very best wishes are with you all and may the fullness of this year's blessings be yours.
308 South Cherry Street,                               Mrs. W. R. Hart
Paxton, Illinois
Dear Mrs. Reaugh:                                              May 20, 1939
I am taking this way to let you and all the Sanatorium know how grateful I am for what you have done for me. Three years ago last April I went to your Sanatorium with a cancer on my upper eyelid that almost closed my eye, and in two weeks I left your

Sanntorium a well man.   It only left a small nick in my eyelid that can hardly be noticed.
When I went to you you told me I had only a forty per cent chance to save my eye and now my eye is as good as the other one.   My family and neighbors could hardly believe it.
I had had a counsel with several doctors and they all told me I had a cancer. They wanted to use radium or x-ray. At last I decided to go to Mayo's at Rochester, Minnesota. I went through their clinic and they told me I had a cancer and wanted to take my upper eyelid off. They said I would have to stay there from six to eight weeks, so I came home.
A friend of mine gave me one of your books and I decided to go to you. When I left home I never expected ever to be able to see my family again.
This letter cannot express how grateful I am to you and I have sent several friends since that time to your Sanatorium and all of them have been cured. I do tell everyone whom I meet about the wonderful work you do, the good food and the nice rooms and the wonderful care I received while I was there. AH these pleasant services I shall never forget.
Yours sincerely,
Lodi, California                                                 E. D. Graham
My dear Mrs. Reaugh:                                         May 20, 1939
I am delighted to have the opportunity of writing you and thank­ing you again for saving my life. I would like to review my case briefly for your 1940 book, hoping that it may help other sufferers to decide in time that your institution is the only safe place to go for the proper treatment of cancer.
In January, 1936, I noticed a very small lump in my left breast. Upon consulting two registered Government physicians, I was ad­vised to take x-ray treatments for several weeks and then have it lifted out. Well, I began the x-ray treatments, but after several weeks decided that they were not helping and I never could bring myself to accept the 'lifting out" theory, as I had known others who had been operated on and passed away.
Then I consulted another Government physician who put me on an ointment treatment.   I kept this up for several months, but was

11'iulily growing worse. By October, I had to quit driving the car 'iid doing most every kind of work. I just would not let myself i 11ink of an operation, but finally decided to consult a highly recom­mended doctor in one of the largest Eastern cities. He is a wonder-lul physician and surgeon and a very fine gentleman. He told me haiikly that I had waited entirely too long and that I had about I luce months to live; that I should be operated on immediately, which might prolong my life two or three months more; that the operation would cover the entire left side of the thorax, both back .ind front, including the removal of the glands in the neck and arm. I lien I would be compelled to take an expensive x-ray treatment .•very day until the end, but that no doctor or treatment in the world could save me. I have always been glad that doctor talked Iust the way he did, because at last I realized that I must do some-lliing and do it quickly, and I knew from friends who had had your 11catment that it was my only chance to live. My worst mistake was lli(! fact that I waited nearly a year before going to Savannah.
We arrived at your Sanatorium on Christmas Eve, 1936. I must admit that I entered that room for examination with a very heavy heart, expecting to hear you say that I had waited too long. The lump by that time measured four and one half inches in diameter as your record of my case shows, and there were small kernels under
I          lie: arm to be treated also, but imagine our joy when you told me
I1 Kit I might take the treatment and that I had a 50-50 chance to
We began the treatment Christmas morning and while it seemed 11 urn a terrible way to spend Christmas, it was really the best Christmas present I ever had. I left the Sanatorium in February niid there just are not words to express the joy and gratitude that my husband, my mother, and I felt when we walked out into a real February blizzard and got into the car to go home.
That was more than two years ago. My side has been healed a long time. I can use my typewriter, as you see. I drive my car und can do light housework, as I did before. I have returned to your wonderful institution several times for inspection and have been assured each time that all was well.
j"\.nd right here I want to say that the Eastern doctor, upon being Informed by a mutual friend eight months later that I was still alive und recovering, said it was impossible and that he would not believe

it unless he saw and talked with me. He asked that I come to his office, which I was glad to do. Upon examination, he said, "It's true. You are quite all right. It is the most marvelous thing I ever saw."   But he still looked at me as though he were seeing a ghost.
We never miss an opportunity to tell people about the Dr. Nichols Sanatorium and your wonderful method of treatment and have given away all the books I have received except the last one. Words are inadequate to express my gratitude to you, to dear Dr. Metheny for all his kindness and patience, and to the lovely office assistants and nurses whose kind consideration I shall never forget. I cannot say enough in praise of your institution and will be only too glad to answer all letters and inquiries and to help anyone in need of your treatment to make the decision before it is too late. Am sending my picture which you may use if you wish. With kindest personal re­gards to you and your entire force, I am,
Sincerely and gratefully yours,
425 Spring Street,                                        Mhs. J. C. Paxton
Hot Springs National Park, Ark.
Dear Mrs. Reaugh:                                              May 17, 1939
I am sending you my photo and a few lines you may print in your 1940 book. In the fall of 1915 I consulted my family doctor about a sore in my mouth. He pronounced it cancer but would not treat it, saying he could not cure cancer and would not experi­ment on me.
I sought the best doctor in Chicago, who operated on me three times within seven months, then used x-ray and radium. These remedies did not cure, only spread the disease.
January 16, 1918, I called at the Dr. Nichols Sanatorium for con­sultation and was advised they could cure me, which they did in less than two weeks' time; it cost me $125.00. The cure has stood the test of over 21 years. Today I am well and enjoying good health.
I have advised hundreds of people to go to the Dr. Nichols Sana­torium and many of them have gone and been cured, as I was. My advice is to go now. Do not wait. Cancer is dangerous and will destroy life. Dr. Nichols Sanatorium has cured over 20,000 cancer victims and can cure you if you get there while you still

Iiiivc n chance. Their charges are so reasonable, you ought not to lukn u chance with cancer. Their treatment is mild compared with » my, radium, and the knife and at Dr. Nichols Sanatorium they luive the best treatment known; besides they give you a written (.Miiiruntee for life, in this way—should you ever get another cancer you are treated free.
I h;ive written the foregoing so you, dear sufferer, may benefit by my experience. The knife, x-ray, and radium did not cure me. Why not go where you can be cured?
Yours truly,
483 Monmouth Blvd.,                                        E. H. Lehman
CJalesburg, Illinois
Mi/ dear Mrs. Reaugh:                                       August 3,1939
It is twenty years now since I went to you for treatment and cure of cancer in my upper left jaw. Every effort had been made by doctors and institutions which not only had failed completely but n( the same time left me in a very serious condition.
My trouble had started in 1918, when some teeth in my upper |uvv, covered by bridge work, were giving me trouble. My dentist removed the bridge work and teeth and found that my jaw was Imilly affected. He attempted to heal the infection by applying various remedies, but failed, so he decided that an operation was necessary.
To the hospital I went where an operation was performed, scrap-In^ the jaw of the infected part. The trouble persisted. My doctor then turned me over to other doctors. Their efforts proved 1111 i It;, too. It was then that they thought best to call a bacteriologist. 11 is lest showed I had epithelioma.
Of course, I had lost several months of valuable time and the runcer had become deep-seated. Knowing I must do something Immediately I went to the Mayo Brothers at Rochester, Minnesota. Their examination showed that I had cancer and that my only hope was radium in such quantity that they were not prepared to give it; 11 icy told me to go to New York or Baltimore.
, I went to Baltimore and had thirty-nine treatments and was there lour months. I was then told that I was getting worse right along tt i icl that I might as well discontinue the treatments.

During the time I was in Baltimore I mingled and talked with many cancer patients, who, like myself, were being treated with radium.   I learned of no cures.
I returned to my home in California in a most serious condition, but still hoping and praying to a kind Providence to direct me to a place where I might get relief, and I believe He did. One afternoon I was resting quietly in my home when the doorbell rang. I an­swered the call. It proved to be a gentleman who was soliciting subscriptions for a newspaper. He asked me if I was afflicted with a cancer. Of course, I replied that I was. Then he told me of an institution which he had heard about where they were making many remarkable cures of cancer—that place was the Dr. Nichols Sanatorium at Savannah, Missouri.
I made investigation and learned that what he had told me was true. Within a few days my wife and son and I were on our way there. As we neared our destination we heard some of the pas­sengers on the train talking about the Sanatorium and the cures that were being made there.
Upon our arrival at the Sanatorium we felt that we were entering a wonderful air of optimism. We met patients, some who were be­ing treated and were confident they would be healed, and others, like ourselves, just arriving and happy in anticipation. We also met others who had completed their treatment, were dismissed as cured, and soon were to leave for home, grateful, and praising the institu­tion that had relieved them of so heavy a burden.
After a thorough examination at the Nichols Sanatorium they told me my chance for permanent relief was 40%.
Speaking of optimism on every hand at Savannah, this was quite a contrast to the place from which I had just returned—Johns Hopkins at Baltimore. While there I stayed at a rooming house of perhaps forty rooms. These rooms were all filled with patients who were being treated with radium for cancer. I did not see one that was getting better. The thirty-nine radium treatments I had taken left me in the deplorable condition that I was in when I went to the Dr. Nichols Sanatorium a few weeks later.
It has now been twenty years since I left the Dr. Nichols Sana­torium, a cured patient.
Dear Cancer Sufferers, I truly recommend this great institution, conducted exclusively for the right treatment and cure of all

.illlli-lod with this disease.    Unless your case has passed the in-■ 11 ruble stage you surely have a chance.
Do not fail to look over the list of cured patients whose names Hid addresses form the reference list in the back of the book— thousands of them from every part of the United States. They prove that the Nichols Sanatorium is the greatest institution of its kind in all the Nation.
Most sincerely,
flOG North Kauffman Avenue,                                           F. B. Landon
Temple City, California
/ U-ar Folks:                                                                                   June 21, 1939
Mr. Evans just received your letter this morning and wants me i.> answer it right now.
In regard to your questions about his condition, I will say that his I not is completely cured, never bothers him at all, and he does heavy blacksmith work all the time and, of course, is on his feet nil llie time. I suppose you remember that he had a cancer on top of his right foot. It was a growth over the top of the big toe and was oho inch in diameter; you said his chance for permanent cure was !.()%.
Mrs. Reaugh, we are only too glad for you to use our names in liny and all ways you wish to, concerning the treatment given at the Sunatorium, and Mr. Evans wants his name in the 1940 book. We know what can be done at that place.
I do just wish it were possible for all people to know about your treatment. Often, I think, if I could afford it, I would go every place iiiiil tell people about your hospital, because I know of the results l»-ople get there when nothing else seems to do one bit of good.
Another thing, I know how honest you are.   I have been there my-
i II four times, thinking each time I had cancer.   Each time you
told me, "No," and you could easily have told me I did have cancer
iiiid taken my money.   Every time I get a little growth I must go to
you for I know I will be told the truth.
As you remember, my husband, the blacksmith, was there two years ago and we believe he would not have lived nine more months if it had not been for the Dr. Nichols Sanatorium at Savannah, Missouri.   I do wish you had more sanatoriums in different places.

There is absolutely no need of people dying with cancer if they will go to your place within a reasonable time after they get the trouble. We took one of our neighbors to you and you were honest with her, telling her you could not accept her for treatment, which you could have done, as she insisted on your treating her.
We talked for three weeks to get another one of our neighbors to go, and, while he did not want to go, we finally persuaded him to and he got along fine.
Mrs. Reaugh, there is no way I can half express my sincere interest in your work. All I can say is, you saved my dear husband's life and for that I am eternally grateful.
I want you to feel that I am your friend and am 100% for your place. I assure you I never miss an opportunity to say my bit about the Dr. Nichols Sanatorium.
If, at any time, Mr. Evans and I can do anything for you folks you can bet we'll sure do it.
Love to all of you,
Macon, Missouri                                                 Mrs. James W. Evans
Dear Friends:                                                                      January 16, 1939
I received your 1939 book and find it has an appealing color. Its richness attracts one's curiosity and before long he is tempted to scan its pages; pictures of grounds and building are beautiful.
Cause of cancer, general description, and treatment are interest­ing and enlightening chapters. Method of treatment and cure are ably set forth. Testimonial index and references of cured patients are very good.
Religious policy of your institution is opportune, for many people hesitate entering an institution that is predominated by any single individual group or sect. Non-sectarian should meet all inquirers, especially in 1939, when the world seems to be swept into a whirl­pool of ungodliness.
I was with you twelve years ago for treatment of cancer on lower lip. At the time I entered the Dr. Nichols Sanatorium the growth was 1/2 inches in diameter and was ulcerated with a hard edge, ex­tending from the left corner of my mouth almost across my lip and down to my chin. There was also a kernel the size of a large pecan nut under my left jaw- and another smaller one under the chin, as

I'll as a third one under my right jaw.   You told me my chance to
I  woll was 50%.   I had taken x-ray treatment before going to you
I'Ml did not get any help.
I1   gives me much pleasure to permit my letter relative to condi-
i..... s in your institution to be used by you for a testimonial in your
loi'lhcoining annual.
I loping your messenger, "Cancer, Its Proper Treatment and Cure," ill bring comfort and light to the many thousands who contact it lining the coming year, I beg to remain
Yours sincerely,
I7()(W2 Broadway,                                                           George Bernhabd
I'aducah, Kentucky
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/ >rar Mrs. Reaugh:                                                                    July 6, 1939
Since my case is a little unusual I will add my testimonial for your 1100k, if you can use it. Since birth I had had a birthmark just uliove the waistline on the right side of my back. This mark was nlioiit as long as my forefinger and perhaps % inches wide, oval ■liape, and had the appearance of a mole. Since it did not show 11 ul had never bothered me in any way, my parents decided best to li'ave it alone. In the summer of 1924 when my baby was three months old this
I              "lace began first to bleed and later to become ulcerated; while it
was not painful, it was annoying.
Our local doctor was consulted; he shocked us by the verdict that
I1   it was not already cancer, the place would eventually develop into
one.   Further consultation with a relative physician brought the
•a me verdict and the advice to have it removed immediately.   I was
1111 willing to wean my baby during hot weather, so this doctor gave
me a healing powder and told me not to neglect treatment longer
than absolutely necessary.
Because of lack of finances and with five children to care for I I >ut off further treatment until in January, 1925; then I became un­easy again and decided the children had better be motherless for a few weeks than permanently and made arrangements to go to Savannah. My relative doctor had known Dr. Nichols personally and said, "Go to him. If anyone in America can cure cancer it is ferry Nichols."

When 1 reached Savannah, Dr. Nichols had gone south for his health and I fell concerned that I could not see him. I soon found that I should receive the same expert diagnosis and treatment as though he were there. Your verdict was that the trouble had not yet reached the cancer stage but would inevitably do so, and that it was much more certain of cure when taken in time.
The treatment was not at all severe and I enjoyed my stay at the Sanatorium. Everyone remarked when I returned home that I appeared to have been on a vacation rather than in a hospital. I replied that the food, rest, attention and care I received at the Sanatorium made it a vacation rather than a trial.
Never since has it given me the slightest trouble and I have al­ways been very thankful that I did go before it became serious. I can, however, bear witness that many serious cases have been permanently cured by your treatment, some of them being among my friends, as you have had quite a number of patients from this vicinity. I have yet to know of one who was not satisfied with the treatment received.
You are welcome to use all or any part of this letter and I hope it will encourage any who have similar trouble to hurry to Savannah for treatment, as it is certainly true that it does not pay to delay.
I attest particularly to the honest advice given each patient re­garding his case, the efficient care, and the kindness of everyone connected with the Sanatorium.
May God bless all of you and continue to prosper the institution and enlarge your opportunities to help those suffering from this dreadful disease.
Maywood, Nebraska                              Mrs. Del Hoschauer
Dear Friends:                                                   August 19, 1939
We send greetings and best wishes to you and all our friends at the Sanatorium. You may use the following as a whole, or any part of it, as you see fit.
In the summer of 1926 I felt a growth coming in my right cheek, but that fall and early winter my health was so poor from other causes that I did not pay very much attention to it, for it did not hurt any, although my wife kept urging me to find out what was the

iniiltor.   Finally, I showed the growth lo a friend, who \s a doctor,
inn! lie advised me to go to a specialist.   Until he seemed so eon-
i ''tiled, I did not really think that the growth amounted to anything.
Hie next day I went to a mouth specialist and he sent me to a
nicer specialist here in the city.    This doctor told me I had a
nicer and that he would treat me for a certain amount but would
i mi| guarantee a cure.   I called my wife and told her and she said
111.11 we would go to Savannah in the morning, because she knew
111,it l]iey would cure me there.   This was the 18th of January, 1927.
I i lid go and take treatment, and, although I had to return the same
■        ir, 1 have never had any trouble since.
This cancer inside my right cheek was one inch in diameter and
■ is a typical rough growth extending M inch above surface.   There
" is leukoplacia surrounding the growth.
My advice to any one who has a growth or sore that will not heal i to go to Dr. Nichols Sanatorium as quickly as possible, for they u ill honestly tell you just what is the matter and what they can do lor you. I followed to the letter the instructions given me at the Sanatorium after I came home. I truly believe anyone going to this hospital and cooperating with them to the best of his ability will be cured, if it is possible to be.
We visit the Sanatorium at least once a year and it always seems like going home, as every one made me feel that way while I was I here. There is such a friendly atmosphere about the place which seems to include all there.
My wife joins me in thanking you for all you did for me twelve years ago, for she realizes, as I do, that if it had not been for the Dr. Nichols Sanatorium I would not be here today, so that I can write this letter of thanks and appreciation to you.
Sincerely yours,
R030 King Hill Avenue,                                   H. E. Robinson
St. Joseph, Missouri
Dear Friends:                                                      June 23, 1939
I received your kind letter of June 20 and appreciate your interest greatly. It has been almost three years since I left your Sanatorium and I believe the cancer I had is absolutely cured. When I went to'you I had had this cancer inside my left cheek for nine years and

I Imd been to Rochester, Minnesota, where it had been diagnosed as cancer.
In 1927 I took radium treatments for three months, but this treatment was no help; then the same year I was sent to eastern hospitals and they failed to give me.cure.
Your Sanatorium has done me so much good that I am willing to praise it to my friends or anyone who asks for advice on the cure of cancer. Your hospital shows the greatest kindness of any place I ever have been.
Yours truly,
Cresbard, South Dakota                                      John Gabler
Dear Mrs. Reaugh:                                              July 11, 1939
My own health is excellent. True, seventy-five is not fifty or sixty, but I am taking care of this grove of avocados with but little help, have an abundance of all kinds of fruit, and have pecan, almond, and filbert trees to look after besides.
Last year when I wrote you I merely expressed my personal feel­ings with but little thought as to making my letter effect the purpose I should have had in mind, that of making its readers determine to go to Dr. Nichols and at once.
In the testimonial below I have deliberately set myself the task of making it readable, attractive, and above all, convincing; the main point running through it all, that immediate action should be taken early.
If its reading should prove to be the final influence to make the reader entrain immediately for the Sanatorium, my earnest hope will have been realized.
Geokge Vaenum of La Habba, California, Grants an Inter­view with a Caller Who Is Suffering from a Cancer
Q. Did you really have a true cancer, Mr. Varnum? Do you think I have a cancer?
Varnum. Yes, I had a real cancer. Following the irritation of three cold sores in quick succession in December, 1936, it started on my lower lip and developed so rapidly that in five weeks it was definitely established.
Q. What would you advise one to do who suspects a cancer?

Varnum. If you have any kind of a sore or growth that docs mil I mill, it should be examined by the experts at Dr. Nichols Sanatorium. 'They have examined many thousands and their judgment is far better than someone who has probably never seen over a few dozens in all his practice. The advertising to "See your doctor at once" should be changed to "See Dr. Nichols Sanatorium at once."
Q. I understand that your life was saved finally by Dr. Nichols Sanatorium.   Did you have any previous treatment in California?
Varnum. Yes. I was "coached" into what I now call a "radium den," where they assured me, but did not guarantee, that with radium they would "clear up the lip" in six weeks. During sixteen weeks they radium-burned me twice—one said to have been doubled in strength. One reason I do not recommend any local diagnosis is that you are usually merely shunted to some radium burners or given merely experimental treatment.
Q.   Did the radium treatments have any effect at all?
Varnum. Yes, the surface of the growth decayed with the foulest of smell for around ten days, commencing a week after the ex­posures to radium. Then the cancer grew again with alarming rapidity. After sixteen wasted weeks they confessed failure, said I had developed a resistance to radium and told me to enter an ad­joining hospital, at extra expense, for surgery. It seemed absurd to me that tender human flesh could resist the most penetrating and destructive form of energy known—so powerful that it is shipped in five inches of lead—so, knowing I was then headed straight for death, I refused their further experiments.
Q. So then you went direct to Nichols?
Varnum. When radium was a confessed failure. Would I had gone the first day I heard of Nichols; but, only three days before a neighbor brought me the Nichols "Book of Hope," I had contracted for the radium method of treatment and charges, so, not knowing any better, I decided to let them try. (On the very day I was dis­charged cured from Nichols, these radium people sued me for a balance of fees for treatment that had left me far worse.) Had I gone to Nichols at first, my treatment would have been only about one-fifth of what it was.
That marvelous book gave the names and addresses of cured patients by the thousands, and several were neighbors within an hour's drive.   I went to see several, and everyone not only recom-

mended, but strongly urged me, to take the next train for Savannah, among them two doctors.
{). Did you consider yourself in a dangerous condition then?
Varnum. I certainly did. So serious had the ravages of the cancer become that pain was constant night and day, giving me only brief snatches of sleep.   I was facing death in a few months.
Q. Did Nichols assure you of a cure?
Varnum. They did not; on the other hand they estimated only a 50% chance, but assured me they would do the best they could. Radium burning seemed to have greatly aggravated the cancerous condition.
Q. What about charges? Did they tell you what the treatment fee would be?
Varnum. Their charges are extremely reasonable and they frankly tell you the amount. Unlike some commercialized hospitals they have no tricks to increase charges by claiming unexpected develop­ments and "resistances!"
Their expenses are definitely divided into two parts: (1) the treating fee, which depends upon the amount of work necessary, and is usually somewhere between $25.00 and $300.00; (2) the hospital charge which is $10.00 or $12.00 per week, depending upon whether you are able to go to the dining room or have your meals in your room. This weekly charge pays for room, board, nurse, dressings, and any medical attention needed while there. They estimate the time very closely when they make the examination, which is free, and you know what the fee is, so you know approxi­mately the entire cost before taking treatment.
Most wonderful of all, while no one can honestly guarantee a cure, Nichols actually does give you a written lifetime guarantee to treat without further fee any cancer on any part of the body ever ap­pearing from any cause! They can only do this, because their cures are so uniformly permanent.
Also, if it is necessary to disfigure you in order to get the disease, they will mend the disfigurement with plastic work, free of charge.
Q. About your cancer—was it a long treatment?
Varnum. Remembering that I had been radiumed for sixteen weeks, you will marvel, as I did, that in two days, with only six treatments, the cancer was killed! In eight days it actually fell out without surgery, and in twenty-one days I was told I could go home,

cured! My health had improved one hundred per cent while thoro, and when I reached home I worked for five hours, Irrigating, tlio same day.   There has been no suspicion of a cancer symptom sinco.
Q. This is a very wonderful story. Is the Sanatorium modern in equipment and construction, and scientific in management?
Varnum. It is so perfect in all these respects, and in addition is so homey and attractive that I stayed an extra week just for fun. Every patient is watched day and night by a full staff of specially trained nurses and a medical staff—all without the usual extras. The food served is the finest and is in abundance. Patients habitu­ally improve in health as a skilled dietitian supervises all food selec­tions and preparation.
Q. Does Nichols give any subsequent attention to their patients?
Varnum. They do and constantly. Every year they ask for a personal report and never fail to urge return even if a slight suspicion exists, and there is no additional charge for treatment, if found necessary.
The institution wants its patients to be cured and stay cured. They are not ashamed to give the names of patients and their ad­dresses, so you can interview them yourself in your own neighbor­hood.
Q. Do they have branches in California? It's a long way to Savannah, Missouri.
Varnum. Nichols have no branches, but their treatment charges are so low that with traveling expenses included the cost for cure is usually far less than being experimented on or radium treated at home, without being cured.
It is common for cancer victims to spend $500.00 to $5,000.00 on radium and other treatments before going to Nichols to be cured for far less. However, such prior wasted time frequently makes cure impossible, as was nearly the case with me; hence the importance of having these real experts diagnose a suspicious condition rather than relying on the guesses of local doctors whose cases seldom ex­ceed a dozen to fifty, while Nichols have had thousands over a period of nearly forty years.
I wish to add generally that Nichols is a thoroughly human and sympathetic institution that has for its only aim saving your life rather than acquiring your pocketbook! The institution should not be called a hospital nor even a sanatorium, but a "Haven of Hope."

Hope pervades the very air at  Savannah; hope dominates  the thoughts, feelings, the conversation, and animation of patients.
Instead of the rueful despair that characterized other places I've seen, there is at Nichols the cheerfulness of a picnic. Patients every day see their predecessors leaving cured, producing a hopeful morale in contrast to the frank confession of one connected with a radium den that "our patients usually die." I may add that the treatment, inconvenience, and pain are reduced to a minimum. Al­though I was past seventy-three and worn out by five months of suffering and apprehension, I had no nervous shock or pain due to Nichols' treatment to halt my constant general physical improvement while there.
I cordially welcome all callers, and will cheerfully answer all letters in the hope of thereby saving a life, as mine was saved through the kindness of a neighbor bringing to me the "Nichols Book of Life."
Cordially, Geobge Varnum, Attorney-at-Law
831 North Hiatt Street,
La Habra, California
5 miles east of Whittier and twenty miles east of Los Angeles on U. S. 101 Highway.
Dear Friends:                                                      May 12, 1939
I should have written to you sooner and I hope to be excused by my dear Sanatorium Friends. As you know, I am always putting in a good word for your cancer treatment, and when I hear of a person with cancer, if I cannot get in touch with the person, either I send word by another friend or get a book placed in his hands to read.
The book on cancer is certainly a great credit to the Sanatorium and best of all, it is truth, every page of it, with no fictitious names, for we have all signed our cards to show we are former cured patients; thanks be to God and your treatment, the long list of names is growing, showing more people are being cured every year. It is twenty-seven years since you cured me of cancer of the left breast.   When I first discovered it I thought it was nothing serious

lint a doctor told me to have il removed liy surgery. Having soon llie effects of this kind of treatment I very positively refused to Imvo an operation. A friend sent me one of Perry Nicliols' hooks, "Cancer, Its Proper Treatment and Cure." I noticed yon used llio rseharotic treatment and that appealed to me at once. Wlien 1 arrived there on April 25, 1912, I was told I had a chance to bo cured. I remained there for over eight weeks and now it is twenty-even years that I have been well.
After these many years of good health and happiness I think you < .in understand what the Sanatorium and its work mean to me. May God bless and guide you in your noble work. With best wishes and kind and loyal remembrance to all, from your former i-iired patient,
3850 S. E. 21 Avenue,                                   Mrs. J. A. Eippeb
Portland, Oregon
My dear Friends:                                             January 15, 1939
Your new Yearbook has just come into my hands, and I agree with you that it is about the nicest one yet. Looking over this beautiful book, I see many familiar faces, and I wish to thank you again for what you and your institution have meant to me. My heart goes out to you in the very deepest of gratitude and apprecia­tion. I have said many times that appreciation is the greatest word in any language. There is no thought or feeling too filled with appreciation for me to send out to you.
No doubt you saved my life. I, at this time, have no symptoms of cancer. If you remember, the cancer was under my tongue and had become so advanced as to make me a forty per cent risk. I have had no more signs of cancer since your institution cured me just five years ago. My tongue is a little warped from the effect of the treatment; however, I am still able to talk a plenty.
I find surprising and amusing some things one meets in spreading the news of the good work of your institution. I was telling one man, whose wife was dying with cancer of the mouth, all about your Sanatorium and my cure there. He listened attentively to my narrative then shook his head and said, "There is no such institution in the world or I would have heard of it in the years I've been

paying out thousands for x-ray and radium treatments, which the best doctors say is the only way cancer can be cured, if at all."
His statement showed he thought I had fabricated my entire story. His poor wife passed away soon after that, but I expect she was too far gone when I talked to him for your treatment.
I hope some day to be passing through that country and have the pleasure of paying you a visit—one big, happy family, doing so much good for humanity. You may feel free to call on me whenever I can be of advantage to your institution for I am one hundred per cent for you and the noble work I can testify you are doing. With a heart full of love and many, many good wishes for your Sanatorium and all of you connected therewith,
Very truly yours,
72 E. Montecito Avenue,                                J. W. Campbell
Sierra Madre, California
Dear Folks, One and All:                                January 19, 1939
I received your letter of the 11th and felt so good to think how you never forget your old patients. Well, we don't forget you either. We are all still boosting and sending the glad tidings along.
I also received the new book. It is fine and I love to read the new testimonials because they come from joyous people who have been to your institution. It makes me happy to think I turned down the advice given me by two doctors to go and have radium treatments.   I had seen and heard too much about it.
I went to your hospital four years ago last September, took treat­ment for cancer on my lower lip, was with you eleven days and sent home a happy, cured patient with no signs of its returning. Am well and hearty and able to do my own work.
Well, I was very much surprised, as most all patients are, that the treatment is so much milder than I expected. I never lost an hour's sleep while there and I gained three pounds. Credit that to the good eats you gave me and served in the very best of manner, and the care I received from the nurses who have been under your training for years and know so much about that disease. I found them ready to serve me at all times. You certainly will not find this kind of nurses in all hospitals.
My advice to those who need treatment for this disease is to go

to the Dr. Nichols Sanatorium where they will be examined free and are under no obligation to stay if they do not wish to, but if they do go in time I know they will want to stay and be treated and cured as I was.
Wishing you the best of success through this year and the years to come, I am
Very respectfully,
1105 S. Water Street,                                      A. A. Gilcheist
Wichita, Kansas
Dear Mrs. Reaugh:                                               July 22,1939
I am writing this letter for you to use in your 1940 book if you wish to. I am in hopes it will be helpful to many others who are suffering from cancer.
I have signed the card and sent it so my name will be in the new 1940 reference list.
For ten years I had a lump in my breast. I went to doctors at different times and was advised to let it alone. In January, 1937, I noticed the skin was adhered and drawn in, but still I was not much concerned as there was not much pain.
Not until March did I go to a doctor. I was told the lump must be removed and sent to the laboratory for examination, and if it was a cancer I would have to be treated with radium.
I had already undergone two very serious operations and the anesthetics had affected my heart and also my nerves. I told my family I would just have to die of cancer for I was through with operations. At times there were sharp, shooting pains and then days with no pain. The following October, a relative I had not seen for thirty years visited me. She told me about the Dr. Nichols Sanato­rium which I had never heard of. By then I was suffering sharp pains in the armpit. I wrote for your book, "Cancer, Its Proper Treatment and Cure." When I read about your treatments with no anesthetics I could not get there quick enough.
It was in November I was treated at the Dr. Nichols Sanatorium for a cancer four inches in diameter in my right breast, also a 1/2-inch lump low in the armpit.
Mrs. Helen Nichols Poston told us my chance for a cure was only 40%.   Just four weeks later, on Christmas day, I was allowed to

leave on an 800-mile drive home. In five months it was entirely healed. During the summer when the scar was thin it broke many times. Not knowing the cause I was alarmed for fear the cancer was returning. So my daughter and I drove back to the Dr. Nichols Sanatorium in September for inspection. You told me those were tension breaks caused by too much exercise or lifting and that there was no return of cancer. I was so overjoyed over the good news I just had to cry.
When I returned home I was careful not to use my arm too much and I never had another tension break. Now, I use my arm as much as I ever did. My friends think it is wonderful how well I can use my arm after having such a large treatment.
I cannot praise your work too highly—fine doctors and nurses, good meals, and the kindest treatment from everyone. Just one large homey home for those suffering from cancer.
I always have felt that I must have been destined to go to the Dr. Nichols Sanatorium. I have just one regret, that I did not know about your cancer cure ten years sooner. I could have had that lump treated before it became a malignant growth. I feel sure I have a permanent cure. With every good wish for your continued success,
Box 3152,                                                  Mbs. H. E. Ragland
West-Monroe, Louisiana
Dear Friends:                                                      June 25, 1939
Eight years ago, the twenty-first of this month, I entered your Sanatorium for cancer of the left breast, which was five inches in diameter, with underarm involvement. You gave me a 55% chance after examination. I stayed there two and one half weeks and returned home and have had no return of the trouble. I was examined by several doctors before going to Savannah and they wanted to operate on me, but I had a fear of the knife for cancer. I was told about your institution by a chiropractor who knew of many wonderful cures that you had made, so I started for Savannah at once and will say I never have regretted going.
I enjoyed my stay there very much, as the care, as well as the room and board, was of the best.    It just seemed like one, big

happy family. They were always so cheerful and kind. I am always ready to recommend your Sanatorium to anyone who may need your treatment, and if anyone cares to write me for information I will gladly give all I can.
I appreciate the book each year and always pass it on to someone else. I can do any kind of work and my arm does not hinder me in any way.
If you believe this letter will be of any help, you may use it in your book. If cancer should appear on me again I would start for Savannah at once. I hope that others will do the same, for if there is a chance for cure Dr. Nichols' treatment can sure give it to you.
I will close with love to all of you,
Star Route,                                                                 Mrs. H. G. Speller
Northport, Washington
Dear Friends:                                                                      January 22, 1939
Some eight years have elapsed since I came to Savannah to be treated for cancer at the Dr. Nichols Sanatorium. We all dread hospitals and routine, but I found a very cheerful atmosphere there. Perhaps this was created largely through the humane kindness and politeness of the nurses. It was there under their excellent care and wonderful treatment that I was cured.
When I first discovered that a small place on my ear had devel­oped into cancer I was advised by my home physicians to take electrical treatments. I went to Tulsa, Oklahoma, for radium treat­ments, but my trouble kept growing continually worse, so I went to Joplin, Missouri, for electrical treatments, thinking a change of doctors might benefit the cause. This continued over a consecutive period of about eight years.
My sister in California wrote to your Sanatorium requesting that you mail me one of your books. I received same and began to read about your treatments and what you had done for others suffering from cancer.
I made up my mind to go to Savannah and take your treatment. Of course, by this time, the cancer had spread as the radium treat­ments had not checked it; but after three weeks under your care, the affected part of my ear was cured, although I had let it go so long that I lost the upper part of my ear.

I am happy to say that I was completely healed and suffered no bad effects. I can advocate your treatment as a sure cure for cancer and I am glad to pass your books on to my friends or anyone I might know of affected with this dreadful disease.
Yours very sincerely,
10 D. Southwest,                                                         Mks. M. J. Austin
Miami, Oklahoma
My dear Mrs. Reaugh:                                                                 July 4, 1939
Am returning the annual card for the reference list in your Year­book, and it certainly is a great joy to be able to sign it and declare myself a cured and grateful patient. It was fortunate for me that I heard of the Dr. Nichols Sanatorium in 1933 for I had been de­clared a victim of cancer of the left breast and underarm and had already undergone an operation by a local physician before hearing of the treatment at Savannah.
A few days ago I attended the funeral of a friend, a victim of can­cer, and my heart uttered a prayer of thanksgiving that it had been my privilege to come to your wonderful institution and avail myself of your treatment for cancer of the breast and so enjoy life once more.
I enjoy your beautiful Yearbook and am happy when I can send it out with its message of hope and cheer to sufferers of cancer.
Have just heard from one who, on my recommendation, went to the Dr. Nichols Sanatorium and has returned now feeling she is cured—thus another grateful patient is added to your long list.
Wishing for you the greatest measure of success, as you continue your blessed work,
620 S. Chestnut St.,                                                     Mrs. F. L. Hallin
Kewanee, Illinois
Dear Friends:                                                                      January 13, 1939
Your New Year letter was much appreciated. So glad to hear (ho year past has been an agreeable and successful year in your work. The lovely book arrived and it is quite the finest one I liuvi: had.    This is my sixth book and I believe each has been

better than the one before, because each year adds new names to the cured list. For that reason I am always so glad to get it. I have passed these books on to specialists and nurses and sent one to the Society for the Study of Cancer. I cannot understand why, after seeing this book, poor, afflicted people continue to be cut and burned and have radium and electricity used and then, in many cases, die. Oh, for the power to make all believe whom one finds suffering.
I went to you in 1934 for treatment of cancer, 3/2 by 2/2 inches in diameter, in my left breast which I had had for nearly two years. It was a hard growth involving most of my breast. The skin was discolored and broken and there was a lump about half an inch in diameter in my armpit and a smaller one higher up. You said I had a 40% chance to get permanently cured and I have been well ever since.
Am glad to have you use anything I have written regarding the care and treatment and my cure received at the Nichols Sanatorium. I am so grateful for your friendly inquiries and kindly regards expressed in each and all of the letters you have written me.
I am well and everlastingly grateful and I assure you I am spread­ing "your gospel" to all who will listen.
Yours very truly,
456 W. Forest Avenue,                             Mrs. N. B. Springer
Detroit, Michigan
Dear Mrs. Reaugh and Faculty:                      January 15, 1939
Received your letter of Christmas wishes saying we would receive our 1939 book. It arrived yesterday and we say, "Many, many thanks." We think the book is lovely and we enjoy looking through it so much, especially my husband, for he speaks of all who were so good to him and he loves to see the kind faces.
We are especially glad to see the picture of our dear friend, Conductor Harrison. To see him and to speak to him is all one needs to know what can be done at the Dr. Nichols Sanatorium. We know this information was a godsend to us and we have Conductor Harrison to thank for telling us where to go and get help, not for a day or month, but for always. As for the Sanatorium and all the faculty, there are not words

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