Ellsworth Pierce, Drugless Physician in Bridgeton, NJ

Ellsworth Pierce was the brother of my husband’s great-grandmother, Lillian Pierce Cossaboon. He lived in Bridgeton, New Jersey and was a drugless physician. I found these various articles/ads about him in the Bridgeton Evening News, dated May/June 1920. Perhaps this explains why I found an article on him rolling around in the snow for his heath.:)

Practicing. Ellsworth Pierce D.P. (drugless physician) is now practicing in Bridgeton, his office being at his residence, 143 Fayette street. Mr. Pierce has been studying for four years and went to Chicago for the last eight weeks of the course at the International College of Drugless Physicians. The features of this “school” are massage, dietetics, corrective exercise, hydrotherapy, mechanotherapy, and spondylotheraphy. Your attention is called to the advertisements in the Evening News.

That tired, devitalized condition of your body is not normal, and it can be easily and pleasantly relieved and revivified with the natural nerve stimulants and the elimination of the fatigue poisons.  Ellsworth Pierce,, D.P. Drugless Physician Phone 88 143 Fayette St. 6-26 lt

Your body is composed of sixteen well known chemical elements and if these are supplied in their natural organic form and in the normal quantities, your body is normally and correctly fed and healthy tissue formed, if not your body is relatively starved and disease of some nature results.  These facts are for you to know.  Ellsworth Pierce, D.P. Drugless Physician, 143 Fayette St. 6-5 lt Phone 880

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  • Mariann Regan - May 26, 2013 - 10:11 pm

    This is a surprise to me. I have never, ever heard of a “drugless physician,” even though I know people who practice alternative medicine — including our son. I’ll have to ask him.ReplyCancel

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