The author created an extraordinarily successful community health centre in working-class London where the focus was on nutrition and raising healthy happy children. For example, a supply of raw, unpasteurized milk and organically grown vegetables was organized.
L.O. Bailey and Florence Madge lovingly undertook the raising and hygienic care of Australian orphans. The proven fact that the Hopewood children had outstanding health is still ignored. This book should be required reading by every man, woman and child in our society, particularly those contemplating parenthood.
Tilden's firmly-stated opinions are definitely not the wishy-washy uncertainties that many young parents seem to hold these days. Tilden was opposed to vaccination and spoiling children. He was in favor of discipline, and felt effective discipline of children began with the parents' self-discipline.