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figure Dr. Carolyn E. Geisel A perfect dynamo of power. — Paul M. Pearson. The biggest little woman in the world. — Dr. W. L. Davidson. A womanly woman, a powerful speaker, a crystal clear soul. — Former Governor Johnson, of Minnesota. Dr. Carolyn E. Geisel Battle Creek, Michigan AN APOSTLE OF HEALTH DR. CAROLYN E. GEISEL, physician, surgeon, educator, philanthropist, is a devoted lover of little children, and sincere servant of her sex. Born in Michigan of German parentage, her father was her first tutor, and to him she owes the love of science as well as the large humanitarianism which led her into the study and practise of medicine. Dr. Geisel is a regular physician, a graduate of the medical department of the University of Michigan, and, in addition to a liberal academic education, has received two other medical diplomas and has pursued advanced medical studies in the schools and laboratories of Europe. In 1895, in the very first years of a successful practise, her health failed and she was taken to the Battle Creek Sanitarium to die. Her recovery was no less than a miracle, and, in gratitude for her life, she gave herself with redoubled zeal to the service of humanity. In 1895 she accepted a place on the staff of the Battle Creek Sanitarium—which had given her back her life—and has continued with that institution through twenty years, going out from there to service for souls. From 1897 to 1900 she devoted herself to rescue work in the slums of the world's largest cities. In 1900 she began her lecture work. For fifteen years Dr. Geisel has given herself up—literally, body and soul—to the task of showing people how to live healthier and happier lives. Of her the Chautauqua Press says: There are few men and women on the lecture platform for whom no one else can be substituted. Dr. Geisel is one of them. No audience having heard her once is content very long without hearing her again, which explains why, in addition to her duties as a practising physician, she is an annual lecturer and instructor at innumerable Chautauquas. In 1912 she again added to the scope of her work by establishing in a Southern college for women a Chair of Health, to which she was called by the college. Dr. Geisel left her many duties to go with the Flying Squadron to Voice the Woman's Appeal, and the Babies' Cry of Protest against the traffic in rum. Every man should hear this plea of a mother heart for our country's deliverance from the arch enemy of the Kingdom called Home. What They Say of Dr. Geisel I know Dr. Geisel to be earnest and able in her work — fair and unprejudiced; in all times and places working for the betterment of the human race morally and physically. — Rev. A. Burke, St. Philips Roman Catholic Church, Battle Creek, Mich. SHE IS, IN MY JUDGMENT, THE GREATEST WOMAN ON THE AMERICAN PLATFORM TODAY. I commend her unreservedly, and you may do the same without fear that she will fail to justify you in any instance. — J. Frank Hanly, Former Governor of State of Indiana. Dr. Geisel Delivers a Woman's Plea and Has Her Audience in Tears Dr. Geisel gave the most impassioned plea for prohibition from a woman's point of view that probably has ever been delivered from a public platform in this city. At several points in her address there was scarcely a dry eye in the vast audience. Dr. Geisel closed her impassioned plea with the famous story of the Star in the Valley. — The Elmyra (New York) Advertiser. Dr. Geisel a Whirlwind Licensed Saloon is Murder Mill Damaging volleys from the 42-centimeter guns of the national prohibition forces were poured into the battlements of John Barleycorn's legions yesterday afternoon when the second division of the Flying Squadron brought up their forces at the Independent Presbyterian church and took up the second day's engagement at the point from which the first division moved onto an advanced position. The onlookers of the affray, if not greater in numbers than on the first day of the battle, were more deeply interested in the tactical skill of the generals. Dr. Carolyn Geisel led the first charge of the day upon the enemy's lines. Armed with all knowledge of medical science antagonistic to alcoholic indulgences, each shell exploded did heavy damage.— Savannah (Ga.) Morning News. The most effective address of the day was that delivered by Dr. Carolyn E. Geisel. Her address can truthfully be called the greatest temperance challenge that the men as well as the women of York County have ever heard.— The York (Penn.) Daily. Famous Physician Denounces Alcohol as Destroyer of Woman's Business, Man-Raising Dr. Geisel, famous as one of the best trained and capable woman physicians of America, last evening delivered a message of power in the war for national prohibition being waged by the Flying Squadron. Dr. Geisel is a brilliant and convincing speaker.— Topeka (Kans.) Capitol. The stirring address of Alcohol and the Man, by Dr. Geisel in the evening, produced an impression on the large audience that held it in silent suspense until the end. As a medical expert Dr. Geisel told in a forcible manner and with intensely human illustrations that alcohol has been found to have nothing but deleterious effects upon the human body.— The Anderson (Ind.) Herald. Mothers of Men The one address that stood out head and shoulders above the others, and which carried home its most pregnant truths and appealed to the gentlest as well as to the most courageous sentiment of the heart and home, was the inspired address given by Dr. Carolyn E. Geisel, of Battle Creek, Mich., as she pleaded for a square deal for the women of the land in their business as Mothers of Men. A finer appeal to the manhood and womanhood of America has never been presented anywhere, and that it will have lasting effect in the community and in our homes, there is never a doubt.— Allentown (Penn.) Morning Call. Dr. Geisel put up one of the most forcible arguments for prohibition, and that nationwide and backed up by stringent national laws, that has been heard in these parts in years, if ever before. She argued wholly from the standpoint of the woman physician and made any number of strong and telling points.— The Portland (Oregon) Daily Press. It is impossible to make cold type convey any adequate idea of the thrilling interest and close attention with which she held her audience.— Minneapolis Journal. One of the most remarkable women in America—sounding a call to battle from the hilltops of the new day—and her message is for an awakened world.— Chicago Journal. The Plan of Dr. Geisel's Work No Set of Stereotyped Lectures DR. GEISEL has no set of stereotyped lectures. Her talks and addresses are always a fresh outpouring from the wealth of her knowledge and experience, up to the minute with the latest results of scientific research, and suited to the urgent needs of her audience. Dr. Geisel's Lecture Subjects List from Which to Choose 1. THE BLOT ON THE BRAIN, OR, HOW MUCH IS YOUR FATHER TO BLAME ? 2. THE HOME BEHIND THE MAN . 3. CONSERVATION OF THE CHILD . 4. THE HOME CARE OF HUSBANDS . (By an Old Maid.) 5. EDUCATION FOR THE TWENTIETH-CENTURY WOMAN . 6. CIVIC SANITATION, OR COMMUNITY HYGIENE . 7. ALCOHOL AND THE MAN HIMSELF . 8. AMERICA AND HER DAUGHTERS . (Discussion of the White Slave Traffic.) 9. PIGS IS PIGS . (Discussion of the Suffrage Question.) 10. A LECTURE TO MEN ONLY . (Discussion of the Social Hygiene Question.) 11. A LECTURE TO WOMEN ALONE . (Discussion of the Social Hygiene Question.) 12. OPSONINS . (A Study of Digestion.) 13. PAWLOW'S DOGS . (A Study of Digestion.) 14. AMERICANITIS . (A Study of the Nerves.) 15. RACE BETTERMENT . 16. EUGENICS . 17. WOMAN'S GREATEST NEED . 18. EUTHENICS . 19. QUESTION BOX . Subjects for Sunday Lectures 1. INTO THE INFINITE . 2. WOMAN AND THE TWENTIETH CENTURY . 3. PURITY . 4. ALCOHOL AND THE MAN HIMSELF . God called us to the business of men-raising and it's an awful job. It usually takes two women to do it successfully. The mother takes the job until the man is twenty-one, then she turns the unfinished piece over to the wife, and sometimes it takes two of them. But,—it's worth while.
|Title||Dr. Carloyn E. Geisel|
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|Personal Name Subject||Geisel, Carolyn E.|
|Digital Collection||Traveling Culture: Circuit Chautauqua in the Twentieth Century|
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