Frank William Boreham 1871-1959

Frank William Boreham 1871-1959
A photo F W Boreham took of himself in 1911

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Boreham on Partnering With Nature

Encouraging Health
F W Boreham’s belief in the therapeutic role of nature through exposure to its charms extended to the human commitment to work with nature in the cause of health and wholeness. Boreham expressed his commitment as a regular encourager of medical science and he wrote numerous editorials to raise the public awareness of the improvements of child health[1] and to report advances in the reduction of heart disease,[2] leprosy,[3] consumption[4] and malaria.[5]

Nature’s Yearning
Heeding nature’s yearning for wholeness translated into a regular call for greater noise control in industry,[6] extolling a simplicity of life,[7] drawing attention to races such as the North American Indians who were facing extinction,[8] calling upon Australian politicians to accept refugees of war[9] and highlighting the “growing mania for suicide”.[10]

Geoff Pound

Image: “extolling a simplicity of life.”

[1] Boreham, Mercury, 25 November 1913.
[2] Boreham, Mercury, 9 January 1932.
[3] Boreham, Mercury, 16 November 1929.
[4] Boreham, Mercury, 8 January 1921.
[5] Boreham, Mercury, 10 December 1932.
[6] Boreham, Mercury, 16 February 1935.
[7] Boreham, Mercury, 19 October 1935.
[8] Boreham, Mercury, 11 April 1914.
[9] Boreham, Mercury, 30 January 1915.
[10] Boreham, Mercury, 15 April 1922.