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To Heal or to Cure

T0 HEAL OR TO CURE

ALEC MILNE

Nature Cure

INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBILILTY FOR HEALTH

CONTENTS INTRODUCTION

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TO HEAL OR TO CURE ** APPENDIX

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THE NATURE CURE STORY

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THE HEALING PROCESS ** TOOLS

* * NUTRITION

Introduction

Alec Milne graduated as a naturopath in 1951, and became a Director of the Kingston Clinic in 1955. He is an ex-­‐President of the Incorporated Society of Registered Naturopaths, and since Kingston’s closure has moved into out-­‐ patient practice in Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Born 14.4.21, influenced by boyhood asthma and its return during war service as a pilot, he came as a student to Kingston and the Edinburgh School of Natural Therapeutics in 1946. The Kingston Clinic at the time was an established residential clinic set in 8 acres of its own grounds and run by the Thomson Family in the emerging Nature Cure tradition.

The founder, James C. Thomson had started his practice in 1912 in the family home in Albany Street, Edinburgh. Following this, he established a prestigious centre in Drumsheugh Gardens that was then, centre of orthodox medical practice and Nursing Homes complex. In 1938 he acquired what became the Kingston Clinic to cope with his expanding, but still virtually unknown Nature Cure practice. He was an inveterate proselytiser, producing a monthly magazine, giving lectures and was supported in this by C. Leslie Thomson his son, who produced a series of monograms that are still remarkably relevant today.