EDITORIAL

EDITORIAL. More usual remedies are Arsenicum album, to be given when weakness, restlessness, fever, thirst for small amounts of water at frequent intervals and after midnight aggravation are present; Rhus tox. when aching pains in the body and limbs, with momentary relief from a change of position, thirst for cold water, coated tongue with a red tip, general aggravation at night, are all marked.

EDITORIAL

EDITORIAL. Pardon another hell on this crooked literary edifice, but as to the abrupt deletion of insulin and substitution therefore of the carefully selected homoeopathic potency someone writing in the Recorder some years ago advised and reported its successful use. This writer has found that practice to be quite successful.

EDITORIAL

EDITORIAL. Homoeopaths have long been berated and criticized because of their hesitancy in the use of surgery. They have lost patients who could not wait for the system to right itself. They have gained patients who fear surgery and will go to all extremes to avoid it. Many of the latter have been greatly benefited, while others have had to come to it at last.

EDITORIAL

EDITORIAL. So with these cases bobbing up here and there you homoeopaths may run into a case or an epidemic and perusal of this review may supply you with a starting point and a confidence. But ever keep in mind the idea that one of many remedies may be indicated and be alert for outstanding symptoms to guide to whatever the curative remedy.

EDITORIAL

EDITORIAL. Those who are yet unconversant with the Therapeutic Pocket Book are urged to obtain it, study it, and apply it to the problems of prescribing; it is practical and adaptable to the exigencies of the chronic case. Those who now use it are to be congratulated upon their recognition of its value in repertorial analysis.

EDITORIAL

EDITORIAL. In surgical cases there is much that are carefully selected homoeopathic remedy can do at the proper time and without in the slightest degree trespassing upon the prerogatives of the surgeon. Unfortunately, such a helpful remedy is seldom called upon.

EDITORIAL

EDITORIAL. Thousands of people are disgusted with orthodox medicines still crude and expensive science,m a science which thinks first of disease rather than of sick people, a science which says, “If thine eye offend thee, pluck it out,” a science which thinks or relief rather than of cure. We do not intend to minimize medicines accomplishments in recent years, especially in the field of antibiotics.

COMMUNICATIONS

COMMUNICATIONS. This seems new to be and I dont see why I should not admit of my deficiency in this line, I hope you will not mind the trouble of spreading your helping had in the matte.?Are all the medicines already tested for their polarity and vibratory rates? What is the significance of these terms? I shall be thankful if you can be kind enough to enlightened me on this subject or if you can suggest me some literature containing these experiments.

EDITORIAL

EDITORIAL. The following abstracts of cases culled from the pages of the Transactions of the International Hahnemannian Association illustrate the efficiency of Magnesia Phosphorica when its action has been exhibited according to the best traditions of Homoeopathic prescribing:.

EDITORIAL

EDITORIAL. Organized homoeopathy will do what each individual homoeopathic physician wills and does in this vital and stupendous project. If we are to survive as an organized society of healing, we must act at once and in unison. Ways and means should be discussed and planned at the coming convention at Cincinnati and the plans that are made executed with thoroughness and dispatch.

EDITORIAL

EDITORIAL. Homoeopathy does not give drugs for drug effect. Instead, medicines are used in a way to cause healthful reactions of vitality. Some of this work is quickly accomplished, but some we may need time to make a plant thrive. Nevertheless, relief seldom delays; then long and substantial improvement-moral, mental and physical-follows.

WONDERS OF HOMOEOPATHY

Thirst was insatiable, dizziness as if intoxicated, copious sweat, pain confines him to lying on the back, hardly tolerated lying on sides for examination. Temperature 103.8, pulse 112. This man had been exhausted several months with hard work, domestic and economic stress. Emaciation was marked. I expected a large accumulation of fluid.

EDITORIAL

EDITORIAL. There are many ways in which Homoeopathy could be provided in insurance contracts over and above the manner in which it is done at the present time in the plans actually in operation. Our insurance in crystallizing and promoting this new expression of homoeopathic practice.

REMEDIES INDICATED IN CORYZA

REMEDIES INDICATED IN CORYZA. Influenced by his friend, the distinguished research engineer, Mr. S.Knight, he studied physics the last fifteen years of his life and became persuaded that physics could explain and vindicate Homoeopathy better than anything else. He started a tour of the best universities of the United States and was favorably received in seventeen.

STREPTOCOCCIN REPORTS

STREPTOCOCCIN REPORTS. In the attempt to make the remedy more useful, at least to myself, I append a little scheme of numerical locations and conditions which appeared in these twenty cases. More amplification by experience with the remedy should bring a better profile into view.

BECHAMP AND PASTEUR

BECHAMP AND PASTEUR. At the time when Bechamp had discovered bacteria in the air, Pasteur fought the idea publicity but, a few years later, announced this feat as his own discovery. Also he bombastically declared that disease is caused by the invasion of living tissues by these bacteria. This was all swallowed whole by the public.

FIFTY YEARS OF HOMOEOPATHY

FIFTY YEARS OF HOMOEOPATHY. Homoeopathy cannot spread again very much except in a free economy, that is, in true democracy. And we shall never attain that until government impositions on labor and produce are abolished, so that labor can retain all of its earnings; and the impost put on land values instead, so as to provide revenue for public purposes and access to unused resources besides.

EDITORIAL

EDITORIAL. Simon-pure Homoeopaths should read no further. Yet this writer pleads guilty to considerable of both these prescribed abuses. Not that he has been shy on burning the midnight electricity in the regular search for the remedy, working on the available totality of each symptom and especially those striking, uncommon and peculiar, giving attention to location, sensation, concomitants and modality.

THE MENACE OF PENICILLIN

THE MENACE OF PENICILLIN. We are here not concerned with the merits or demerits of this now universally prescribed antibiotic, a question on which much can be said. It is the threat to the practice of Hahnemannian homoeopathy which disturbs us; for the more often the antibiotics are resorted to by homoeopathic physicians, the more will their ability as prescribers deteriorate, until a point is reached at which homoeotherapy is likely to vanish altogether.

POLIO-PREVENTION DIET

POLIO-PREVENTION DIET. Don’t sleep late and miss breakfast. If necessary, get up and eat and return to bed. Have something between meals at 10 am., 4 p.m. Tobacco-cut down as much as possible. Don’t smoke before meal time.

WONDERS OF HOMOEOPATHY

It is my opinion that the boy worked out his original pneumonia through this attack. I think his vitality had been lifted up to the level of severe acute reaction by two prescriptions of Ferrum phos. over the telephone for colds. Anyhow the debility had continued a year after the first attack: whereas when acute conditions are cleared up with dynamic treatment, we always expect a distinct and prolonged increase of vitality. As to Aethusa, it is not the first time it has done the trick in pneumonia.

FIVE RECENT CASES OF PNEUMONIA

FIVE RECENT CASES OF PNEUMONIA. The sulfas had made a “wonder” cure but the boy had remand anemic, pale, and his development had been retarded. The onset this time was by a sudden fever, 103. 6. He had vomited large sour curds and was seen to be quite exhausted. There was high pitched respiration in the upper right lobe with dullness. Dullness was still more pronounced in the right infra-axillary region.

EDITORIAL

EDITORIAL. Pardon another hell on this crooked literary edifice, but as to the abrupt deletion of insulin and substitution therefore of the carefully selected homoeopathic potency someone writing in the Recorder some years ago advised and reported its successful use. This writer has found that practice to be quite successful.

EFFIE E HOWE TURTON

EFFIE E HOWE TURTON. Effie E. Howe Turton’s death after fifty years devotion to homoeopathy will be greatly felt by those whose own adherence to that field had brought them into close association with her. To Dr. Turton’s family, the Recorder extends its sincere sympathy.

EDITORIAL

These are the two types of surgery to which the homoeopath is opposed, not the acute and emergency surgery which may often be the only thing to do. But not taking an adequate history and determining beforehand whether or no the trouble is emotional is to perpetrate upon the patient the most damnable type of surgery known. This type is really operating the inoperable.

TWO ITEMS FOR THE ROUND TABLE

TWO ITEMS FOR THE ROUND TABLE. A man who had had gonorrhoea three times got his penis caught while at work in the tight trousers which he was wearing, resulting in a serious case of paraphimosis. There was severe vascular stagnation and tumefaction of the entire member. The glans especially was a “horrible” disfigurement. Willing but ill-fated attempts by a doctor had failed to reduce either the strangulation or the resulting misery.

HOMOEOPATHIC ALUMNI REUNION

HOMOEOPATHIC ALUMNI REUNION. The officers of the Southern wish that all readers of this notice offer their suggestions on this new adventure in Convention planning and write to the President, Dr. J.A. Swartwout, 4817-14th St., N.W., Washington 11, D.C., or to the Secretary. Dr. Benj. Goldberg, 22 West 7th St., Cincinnati 2, Ohio, if you are not on the mailing list of the Southern please send in your name so that you may receive all information and programs.

COMMUNICATIONS

COMMUNICATIONS. I read with much interest your editorial in the November 1949 issue of The Recorder, titled “Why Kent?” I believe that the Pocket Book should be more in common use and I want to offer you and the readers of The Recorder the following case of mine as an illustration.

EDITORIAL

EDITORIAL. So with these cases bobbing up here and there you homoeopaths may run into a case or an epidemic and perusal of this review may supply you with a starting point and a confidence. But ever keep in mind the idea that one of many remedies may be indicated and be alert for outstanding symptoms to guide to whatever the curative remedy.

EDITORIAL

EDITORIAL. Those who are yet unconversant with the Therapeutic Pocket Book are urged to obtain it, study it, and apply it to the problems of prescribing; it is practical and adaptable to the exigencies of the chronic case. Those who now use it are to be congratulated upon their recognition of its value in repertorial analysis.

COMMUNICATIONS

COMMUNICATIONS. Florida in October is an ideal spot for a meeting as well as vacation. Touring and flying are equally a pleasure. The Soreno Hotel is one of the finest in Florida, located on Tampa Bay near the beautiful waters of the Gulf of Mexico. You will have the advantage of special summer convention rates All rooms have private bath. You will be able to combine a general healthful vacation of fishing and bathing with a first class medical meeting.

COMMUNICATIONS

COMMUNICATIONS. This seems new to be and I dont see why I should not admit of my deficiency in this line, I hope you will not mind the trouble of spreading your helping had in the matte.?Are all the medicines already tested for their polarity and vibratory rates? What is the significance of these terms? I shall be thankful if you can be kind enough to enlightened me on this subject or if you can suggest me some literature containing these experiments.

EDITORIAL

EDITORIAL. Are you interested in treating chronic disease? If so, heads up,or you may labor ever so hard, only to find in the end failure, if you persist in treating the acute symptoms coming up. This is old stuff, thoroughly incorporated in the plan of action of masters, past and present,but a great stumbling block for many who are in there earnestly trying for cur in old chronic states.

CATALEPTIC CONDITIONS

CATALEPTIC CONDITIONS. Patient gets the spells in any position of body, walking, riding, working etc.; suddenly he becomes stiff as a statue; eyes staring upward with dilated pupils; speaks unconsciously without any emotion. Forehead hot, pale; cold nose, cheeks and hands; pulse fast; superficial breathing. When attacks last longer body becomes waxily pliable.

A LESSON FROM VANADIUM

A LESSON FROM VANADIUM. Vanadium was named from Vanadis, a goddess of the Scandinavian mythology. I could find no references to this lady in my library but, if the quality of Vanadium is her signature, she must have been a tough number; and the quality of both is written in the aged arteries and veins of some of our patients. It is well known that Vanadium is widely used to toughen steel. The pure metal has a propensity to unite with a great number of other substances.

A WORD ABOUT PRESCRIBING IN OBSTETRICS

A WORD ABOUT PRESCRIBING IN OBSTETRICS. As to this book, excluding the possibility of irreducible malformations, were I restricted to one medium of aiding the puerperal woman Yingling would be the choice. Every word of it is rare coin and the repertory is the most dependable one of its size that I know. This work sustains unadulterated homoeopathic artistry throughout.

HELLEBORE IN ACCIDENTS TO THE HEAD

The symptoms in the proving are so similar to those of certain patients who have suffered head injuries that we may well be guided by them. In general we may not prognose a permanent cure with many of these conditions. Slight symptoms of the trouble may persist even after apparently successful medication and when X-ray reports are negative.

HOMOEOPATHY AND TUMORS CASES

At one time an anti-tumor- cutting society was organized to contend against the gentlemen who wield the instruments. It was hoped that it might become the fashion to have more regard for the constitutional and imponderable elements of medical art; that medicine would create more individual investigation, therefore more humanistic interpretations and methods.

TUMORS A MEDICINAL CLINIC ON PAPER

This paper is not well adapted for reading in convention, but should be of use to those who are interested in treating tumors as an armchair study of certain trails leading to cures.

Science Vs Medical Science

In olden times religion was the ostensible adjunct of mens enterprises but science as a cure has now largely displaced religion. Science is now a god in every western household just as securely as the old puritan-like awe of the gods of Numa pervaded the respectable Roman household twenty-five hundred years ago. Whatever science says” is supposed to be truth and verity, something which no layman may question or doubt.

APPROVED DIAGNOSIS

This applies to patients who carry what is termed normal tension and it applies to hypotension as well although with an excessive hyposystolic tension the lowering, if the patient is curable, will soon be succeeded by a rise. There are a few exceptions to this rule. First, when the medicine has no similarity at all. Second, a transient rise resulting from a homoeopathic aggravation

AN EXTRAORDINARY PRESCRIPTION

Now then, there was another symptom which was so peculiar and striking, if not characteristic, that whenever present it would certainly demand the remedy whether the patient had the symptoms or not and I know by later even that she did not. But I thought that she ought to have it ( can even J. H. beat that ?) and prescribed the 10,000the accordingly.

CASES

whose second name might well have been “cough,” had grippe last January and the fact that only slow recovery could be reckoned as the result of Bryonia, Gelsemium, Silica and Kali c. by mid-February called a halt to that kind of routinism. He had had one or two colds every year, winter or summer, and “cough” dogged him for weeks or months after them.

ABOUT PRESCRIBING FOR MASTOIDITIS

Few who call themselves homoeopaths have the courage to treat mastoiditis medicinally. Like some of the rest of the group my experience in this ailment is limited. I have had four cases in nearly forty years–actually diagnosed. One, a boy of 18 or 19 following an otitis caused by his going in swimming too soon after measles. Hepar was quiet sufficient.

SOMETHING ABOUT AGGRAVATIONS

Is it desirable to observe such special conditions and times with intent to select those most favorable? Might not such observation help in management of people who because of various condition of susceptibility have a tendency to prove or aggravate their remedy action?.

A CROSS SECTION A REPERTORIAL SNAPSHOT

There is so much that might be said not only for or against repertory practice but in consideration of a number of associated influences that it would need another paper to bring the material out. This I may do sometime if no one else does. Meanwhile I will leave my real feelings about it in the air. That is where the question will always stay anyhow, no matter what individuals decide about it.

A MEMORABLE SURGICAL CASE

The condition was an acute pelvic abscess in a married woman of forty. Suspecting she was pregnant, she had taken heavy doses of quinine causing haemorrhage and abortion. This lighted up a gonorrhoeal infection and in a short time got around to the condition mentioned above.

SUPPRESSION AND PROPAGANDA

Nevertheless, to explain the disastrous results of suppression as expressed by the dislocation of symptoms, insidious and obscure though they may be at first, should be by far the greater part of any propaganda among laymen.

A SIMPLE PRESCRIPTION

Kent says somewhere that a remedy given to assist labor may confer a lasting constitutional benefit on the patient. I believe this is true. And not only with labor but also in disease where there is a demand for a metal or salt in acute disease. In both instances the benefit is not only sensational in its rapidity but lasting. An equilibrium between physical and spiritual force established that that patient may never have had before.

ACNE

Diet is to acne not more than two percent of the cure, if that much, that is, excepting the effects of poor quality of food and too much of it. The simillimum is ninety-eight percent of the cure atleast, unless gross errors are indulged in. In general, diet as an aggressive therapeutic measure in the long run does more harm than good. I see tissues, nervous and moral energy deteriorate under diet prescriptions.

COBALT A CLINICAL FRAGMENT

The other peculiar symptom lacking in the books but cured by the remedy was nausea after riding. The sickness would appear immediately after riding, not during it. The reaction of the remedy was so quick that the patient had no recurrence after an hours ride home.

SIMILIA SIMILIBUS CURENTUR

So the poor cow was frisked and prodded and made to run in and try to jump over the “bar “1.” But in her weakened condition she failed and plumped down on it when out shot an apple from somewhere in the creature’s gullet. Needles to say that after this preliminary “aggravation” cure was rapid, gentle and permanent throughout top its fullest extent.

DYSENTERY COMPOUND

The mental symptoms as given so marked that Dysentery must be one of the remedies to be compared when any of them occur. We find faint or weak spells, fear, excitability, irritability, low spirits, flatulency and exhaustion, relief from open air in a large percentage of these patients. Fear or anxiety, et cetera, “hits the stomach” is frequently heard.

VIPERA TORVA CLINICAL REPORTS

This slow condition appears in the clinical verifications listed in Clarkes Dictionary of Materia Medica and in occasional reports in periodical literature; but the acute infections are apt to be very rapid. The same distinguishing characteristics appear to run through both types. Some of these, at least, will be observed to run through the case reports submitted herewith.

REPERTORIES BOGERS ESPECIALLY

In concluding this part of the subject I would say: Take to repertorization as a confession of failure either to uncover the central and reactible features of patient and remedy or to properly evaluate what is at hand or of a too limited acquaintance with remedies, either numerically or their individual scope or both.

HOMOEOPATHY IS ALL RIGHT,IF YOU CAN BELIEVE IN IT

This remark of a regular brother who accidentally had a small degree of homoeopathic curiosity aroused provides plenty of vitamins for thought. There are so many facets for thoughtful consideration that at this time we shall have to content ourselves with a story of the doctors difficulty, the report of a few cases that might increase that difficulty were it to reach his ear, and just few comments.

OUTSIDE THE ROUTINE

The symptom on which I based my faith in Adaxukah was an intense feeling of exhaustion in the morning, better after getting around a little. It was a left over from the old cord condition but there were so many Adaxukah colds about at the time that I was curious to try the remedy. But at last report the “keynote” symptom had not changed.

THE LAW

Besides the weakness he was very sleepy, there was no doubt of it. One thing was peculiar, when well he never cared to have people near the cage except children. He was very fond of children and would meet them at the side of his cage at any time, but now he was positively comforted by the older ones. Instead of rebelling against being picked up as formerly, now he seemed to be comforted by it and liked to rest in the hand as if it comforted him.

PRESCRIBING FOR THE PARTURIENT WOMAN

The writer never had a high rate of confinements, not more than a dozen to a dozen and a half a year but that was enough to augment gratitude for Aconite, Belladonna, Calcarea, Caulophyllum, Gelsemium, Ferrum, Kali phosphoricum, Kali carb., Nux v., Puls., Xanthox, Sul., Helon., Cimic., and probably others of the hundred and nine remedies edited by Yingling.

PROVING OF MIMULUS LUTEUS

The Mimulus condition or patient is hard to detect, doubly so because of lack of provings, But they are everywhere; plentiful. There is no doubt that they are daily passed over and the attention of the prescriber conferred on some other “totality” or syndrome, when it is Mimulus that would free the spiritual energy, transforming it into a freer and fuller life externally.

THE THERAPEUTIC MANAGEMENT OF PNEUMONIA

The therapeutic management of pneumonia is first of all a game. It is often a quick and sharp game, giving an opportunity to stand up and put ones nerve, principles and wits into buoyant use. For this reason it is always best to play the game alone. It is my own rule to refuse consultation and to this rule only three exceptions can be called.

CUPRESSUS LAWSONIANA

Cattle feeding in the open pastures of fresh food give a milk of higher nutritive and vitamin content than those kept indoors and fed on grain, hay and dry foods, showing the importance of tracing our food supplies to their primal source and making certain that the source is adequate and natural.

MASTERING THE VIEWPOINT

The student approaching homoeopathy should understand that however well grounded he may be in the various branches of medicine, however useful they may have been to him in the past, or should be in the future, that the conception of what is to be accomplished and the uses of medicines therefore is an entirely different proposition. It is based on a different concept of vitality, on dynamic, though manifest, actualities.

ERIGERON CANADENSE – A SHORT PROVING

The time for the preparation for this bureau had then become so short that I gave the medicine to my sixteen year old son and also took it myself. The boy had taken the 30th every two hours for three days when he begged to be allowed to stop the medicine because of the condition of his lips and mouth, and after there days more he felt that he must have an antidote, though I did not give one.

IMMATURE CONCEPTIONS OF HOMOEOPATHY ITS EFFECTS

The surgeon, like the poor, we shall have with us always. As to modern surgical technique we have nothing but admiration, and as to surgical judgment as we have seen it in some individuals, that thing so much finer and more comprehensive than mere operation, we have still more admiration, and often wish that it could be coupled with homoeopathic understanding.

SHORT PROVINGS OF ADRENALIN

Slight nausea. Tired when walking out (usually better); shins lame and sore while walking a short walk seems light a long and weary one. Tenderness under the nails. Flushed face without heat began at 4-5 p.m. daily, continuing about an hour each time.
Dull pain in the left ovary extending backward to the sacral region and down the sciatic nerve. Albuminous leucorrhoea peared and disappeared with the pain in the ovary.

CONCERNING A FEW UNUSUAL REMEDIES

The best way to be come acquainted with the homoeopathic materia medica is to use it, always with a good eye to similitude; first prescribed and then managed according to the familiar principles necessary to obtain the full benefit of action and reaction between remedy and vitality. These few unusual remedies and the tales thereof are such as any experienced homoeopath could give, for each one has at least a few favorites that are little known to others.

MISCELLANEOUS HINTS

The ulcers had spread to the face,beck and arms, they still had there crusts. were rather deep, very irregular in outline, itching, turning blue when in water; a red cellulitic process was spreading across the face. not sure but followed up by the steadily encroaching ulcers. One wing of his nose was already gone. A sister and visitor of of the family had also contracted the disease.

PRESIDENTS ADDRESS

The membership being small each one has had his quota of literary and discursive work to do. This has been a source of inspiration and facility in both professional and association work. The I. H. A. is one of the greatest sources of the vitality and endurance of homoeopathy in a world ridden and riddled by specialized though misguided medical sciences.

RESULT WITH AMBRA GRISEA

A woman had been subject for many years to copious menstruation and metrorrhagia of all degrees and at all seasons. She was of the stout, florid type which has low arterial tension. Trillium and Pulsatilla had done most good, but temporarily only. a late marriage was contracted. The condition became so bad that she was confined to bed much of the time.