EDITORIAL

EDITORIAL. Many are satisfied and successful using only the crude drug, the 3X, 6X and 12X. The Koch treatment with its occasional brilliant result in cancer uses only the 6X and 12X. They do not seem to have sensed the fact of grafting potentized remedies and for new supply go through the original processing for each new batch.

EDITORIAL

EDITORIAL. A basic conception is that the curative powers of any drug are best disclosed by finding and recording the manner in which this drug disturbs the health of healthy human beings. This concept led directly to the testing of large numbers of drugs by “provings” or experiments on healthy individuals.

DEPARTMENT OF PRACTICAL CASE MANAGEMENT

The practice of using either sugar or salt on melons is merely the expression of a perverted taste acquired through habit. Like other useless or harmful habits it can be broken and forgotten. New tastes and preferences can be acquired in a surprisingly short time.

QUESTION AND ANSWER DEPARTMENT

There are both constructive and destructive vibrations everywhere about us. When a glass or tumbler can be shattered by a musical tone of a vibratory pitch consonant with that of the glass, as has been repeatedly demonstrated, there is obviously a force present more potent than a mere placebo.

DEPARTMENT OF PRACTICAL CASE MANAGEMENT

Unrefreshing sleep is generally an indication of an increasing toxemia and plenty of “good nourishing food” is often the cause of the trouble. Many cases will clear up after dietary correction and an increased amount of outdoor activity. Remove the obstacles to recovery and then prescribe the indicated remedy. The idea of letting the remedy do it all is unscientific and in the long run disappointing.

QUESTION AND ANSWER DEPARTMENT

Patients with the history of severe rheumatic fever, scarlet fever, diphtheria or any other disease causing heart complications through suppressive treatment must be conservatively handled and if there is an actual lesion present the potential for trouble is very great. In heart cases sudden increase or decrease in weight are both dangerous and a sudden stepping up of physical exercise is simply asking for the worst.

DEPARTMENT OF PRACTICAL CASE MANAGEMENT

Natrum sulph. is often indicated when some acute illness develops a complication or where some unfavorable sequelae follow pneumonia, hepatitis or Neisserian infection. This remedy acts especially on the occiput, the lower lobe of the left lung, on the liver and in the pelvic tract.

DEPARTMENT OF PRACTICAL CASE MANAGEMENT

We have yet to see the case which will benefit in any way by being offered “good nourishing food” every two or three hours. To feed anyone, whether sick or well, every two or three hours is one sloe, but sure, way to commit murder or at least to cause much needless sickness and suffering.

DEPARTMENT OF PRACTICAL CASE MANAGEMENT

The period of incubation in gonorrhoea is from a little more than 48 to 72 hours or longer. In the male the disease first attacks the anterior urethra which is very susceptible to the infection and “weak in spontaneous curative reaction.” Therefore, in the lower urogenital tract conditions are favorable for the long retention of small foci of infection.

DEPARTMENT OF PRACTICAL CASE MANAGEMENT

The only medication that is ever indicated or required in the treatment of cases of either acute or chronic Neisserian infection is the well selected homoeopathic remedy. There is never any need for the use of sulfonamides. In facts, their use tends to produce a false cure which is worse than no cure at all as patients who have undergone sulfonamide treatment often become symptomless carriers of gonococcal infection.

Editorial

While we do not advocate the use of sulfadiazine or any of the sulfonamides, we believe their administration would be attended with less danger under the supervision of the well- trained homoeopathic physician who is by experience thoroughly conversant with the toxic properties of drugs.

DEPARTMENT OF PRACTICAL CASE MANAGEMENT

Very sensitive to hot weather and especially to the direct rays of the sun. Must have head protected from the sun. Menses late, scanty and of short duration. General aggravation before menses. Subject to cold sores and fever blisters with every cold or digestive upset. Worst time of day apt to be along in the middle of the forenoon.

QUESTION AND ANSWER DEPARTMENT

The homoeopathic remedy relieves the distressing symptoms without unfortunate side effects. The mind that is under the influence of sedation cannot be really at rest or in peace. Horrible dreams, hallucinations and more or less disorientation is part of the price paid for whatever relief may be obtained.

EDITORIAL

This would be dangerous because, in that case, the disease would be deprived of nature’s chosen outlet. Nature would have no other recourse but to seek a new pathway for elimination; this would inevitably be one of the more vital organs, probably the lungs, which mighty every well endanger the child’s life.

QUESTION AND ANSWER DEPARTMENT

Schussler selected twelve of the deepest and most searching remedies in the materia medica and he and many of his followers became experts in prescribing them. Theoretically, the method appears unhomoeopathic but in actual practice it is not. If one knows twelve remedies thoroughly, he may have better therapeutic results than if he knows almost nothing about five hundred different medicines.

EDITORIAL

The Homoeopathic Recorder is very sorry, however, to learn that Homoeopathy has been discontinued. We considered Homoeopathy as one of the best journals of pure homoeopathy published and it is certainly a real loss to homoeopathy to have it discontinued.

DEPARTMENT OF PRACTICAL CASE MANAGEMENT

This remedy is indicated when there is almost unbearable itching in and around the vaccination sore and stinging pains if the scab is torn off prematurely. It is one of the remedies to be considered when the lesion fails to heal and there is the formation of dry crusts and scales which itch and sting and burn almost to distraction. With these symptoms there is often vertigo and a persistent aching pain in the forehead.

COMMUNICATIONS

Early last December I obtained an introduction to the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, and I want to tell you what was accomplished then and tell you why I want to back up one hundred per cent the appeal you printed in the Recorder for March by Dr. William Gutman.

QUESTION AND ANSWER DEPARTMENT

The records should be as complete as the doctor can possibly furnish, comprising the objective symptomatology as well as the subjective one, leading to the prescription. Laboratory data, if available, should be included. Records in pictorial form, showing the temperature curve with clinical annotations are particularly desirable.

EDITORIAL

Formerly all certified milk was raw milk. Now one may specify either certified raw or certified pasteurized. From a nutritional standpoint there is no advantage in certified pasteurized over ordinary pasteurized milk. The best milk on the market today, both from a nutritional and hygienic standpoint, is undoubtedly certified raw milk.

DEPARTMENT OF PRACTICAL CASE MANAGEMENT

A very peculiar and well verified Thuja symptom is that of stiffness and brittleness of the arms, legs, wrists, fingers, ankles or toes. This symptom we have observed in many Thuja patients. Pain in the left ovarian region which precedes and is associated with menstruation and which subsides as the flow ceases is another Thuja characteristic, as is also a feeling of motion in the abdomen as if a foetus or a live animal were in there.

QUESTION AND ANSWER DEPARTMENT

There is a fundamental difference between the two methods of treatment. Homoeopathy is based upon natural law whereas chemotherapy is based upon the trial and error method plus commercial expediency. Research scientists are instructed by their employers to bring forward products which will not prove too immediately and obviously harmful to the customers.

EDITORIAL

In addition to all this, the teachers of homoeopathy should be men of established ability in the practice of homoeopathy. Furthermore, we are of the opinion that the clinical side of homoeopathy is not enough stressed, or rather not adequately stressed. The real effectiveness of homoeopathic therapeutics can be shown only by the results obtainable at the bedside.

DEPARTMENT OF PRACTICAL CASE MANAGEMENT

Several characteristic features of the remedy were apparently absent in the symptom totality of the patient. The hunger with sudden repletion was not complained of. The 4-8 p.m. aggravation, not even an afternoon aggravation, could be elicited. The case was not a one-sided one as Lycopodium so often is. Eructations were not conspicuous and finally the mental sphere was not the field in which the remedy picture was unfolded.

QUESTION AND ANSWER DEPARTMENT

Apparently so, although this is probably taking too superficial a view of the problem. The probabilities are that some prior disorder as yet unobserved by the patient or his family has conditioned him, or in World War II parlance has softened him so the emotional shock would be absorbed rather than thrown off by the constitution.

EDITORIAL

The National Convention of the American Legion was held in Omaha. It was reported that 25,000 attended the State Convention of the American Legion in San Francisco. Between 6000 and 7000 attended the State Christian Endeavor Convention in California. The various service clubs have held their state and national conventions.

DEPARTMENT OF PRACTICAL CASE MANAGEMENT

Every physician of experience has heard more than once something to this effect: “How could the doctor tell what was wrong when he didn’t examine me?” The reference is usually to some physician whom the patient has previously consulted. The new medical advisor, realizing the necessity of stirring himself, makes the examination which his predecessor failed to make.

EDITORIAL

It is regrettable that a highbound orthodoxy in medicine and fanatical red tape of army medical directors prevent the brave defenders of American liberty from receiving the certain benign effects and cure of the only real scientific medicine ever known, homoeopathy.

DEPARTMENT OF PRACTICAL CASE MANAGEMENT

One thing is certain, too little exercise is about a million times better than too much as far as the patients safety is concerned. When in doubt advise rest. Prescribe rest first, if time is pressing and after a thorough study and investigation of the case prescribe exercise on a conservative basis.

DEPARTMENT OF PRACTICAL CASE MANAGEMENT

The physician who has his patients fill out some such form in addition to the usual taking of the case by direct interview will have more data on which to base a prescription than will those who limit themselves entirely to the ordinary methods.

DEPARTMENT OF PRACTICAL CASE MANAGEMENT

Clinical observation has demonstrated the fact that nursing infants can be successfully medicated in may instances by prescribing for the mother. There are certain conditions, however, which must be understood and fulfiled, otherwise failures will result which might at first seem difficult to explain. Studies carried on during the past several years have enabled us to arrive at a few rather definite conclusions along these lines.

DEPARTMENT OF PRACTICAL CASE MANAGEMENT

Motion is painful, as it seems as if the fascia and cellular tissues were inflamed; hesitates to move. Falls, breaks things, clumsy (consider Calc. phos. also). Restless, changes from one thing to another. Tearful or indifferent. Jealous.

DEPARTMENT OF PRACTICAL CASE MANAGEMENT

Do not think for one minute that these remedies are all that might be indicated, for there are many that may be called for. Opium has a most profound effect on the very character of an addict, affecting as it does the mental, nervous and physical system of the patient.

DEPARTMENT OF PRACTICAL CASE MANAGEMENT

Medical practitioners too often overlook and therefore fail to emphasize the importance of the many factors which in their totality make up the patients routine or pattern of living. Unless these are suitably balanced the very best results cannot logically be expected. The value of rest, sleep, exercise and outdoor life may not require particular mention as they have been stressed many times, but drains and depletions are often overlooked.

COMMUNICATION

COMMUNICATION. I read always with much pleasure the Recorder. In the discussion of a paper of Dr. Grimmer, Dr. Waffensmith asserts that Hahnemann tells us in the Organon “that it takes five years to overcome a drug suppression.” I am sorry to contradict my distinguished Confrere.

EDITORIAL

EDITORIAL. Hahnemann and Hayes played the entire keyboard from the crude drug up to the DMM potency. In fact we have it from the clear headed Fincke that Hahnemann in his late years allowed the patient but one sniff from the open bottle of a very high potency for starting a disordered constitution toward harmony and health.

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE. There is nothing so essential as good case history taking. Once one has this accomplished, one has laid the foundation for an approach to that difficult case at hand. But one must give time and patience to the problem. It is not so bad, when one knows that it is going to make the case easier in the long run.

EDITORIAL

EDITORIAL. The law of similia applied to a relationship between these two sets of phenomena. It attempts to bring order into the selection of curative and / or helpful therapeutic measures rather than to depend entirely upon trial and error, empirical measures alone. This empirical method is probably the most ancient of all that doctors through the ages have used for the selection of their therapeutic measures. Progress under it is bound to be “capricious” and very uncertain.

TREATMENT OF DIABETES WITH POTENTIZED CANE SUGAR SOLUTION

TREATMENT OF DIABETES WITH POTENTIZED CANE SUGAR SOLUTION. The new treatment (subcutaneous injection of potentized cane sugar solution) suits above all those chronic cases in which, with or without insulin application, a sort of static condition has …. een reached and in which neither improvement nor aggravation becomes evident.

EDITORIAL

EDITORIAL. When we see pathology disappear while our patients are under the influence of a well-selected Homoeopathic drug, one that has been selected for a patient because of similarity of the patient’ s sufferings to the recorded reactions experienced by healthy provers while experimenting with the same drug,it is very gratifying both to the physician and the patient.

COMPLICATING FACTORS IN CHRONIC PRESCRIBING

COMPLICATING FACTORS IN CHRONIC PRESCRIBING. Some of these drugs are causing disease, others are helping to complicate and perpetuate various diseases and still others are most certainly antidoting, to some extent at least, the action of the most carefully selected remedy. Moreover, the mere presence of these drug substances in the system helps to cloud and obscure the symptoms of the patient, thereby confusing the physician in his analysis of the case.

CARBO ANIMALIS

CARBO ANIMALIS. This remedy is indicated so frequently in cases of advanced pathology that its value in functional disorders is often over- looked. All disease begins in the functional plane and, unless checked, progresses toward structural change and incurability. The homoeopathic remedy is truly life saving and health restoring in the early stages of chronic disease. In terminal conditions we can only hope for palliation. The majority of patients apply for treatment somewhere between these two extremes.

HEALTH PROBLEMS OF THE SCHOOL AGE CHILD

HEALTH PROBLEMS OF THE SCHOOL AGE CHILD. Frozen foods should be used with caution. Better techniques will no doubt improve their value in time but the risk of careless handling is considerable. A grocer received an order of frozen fish. The entire lot was a total loss. The shipment had stood all night on the warehouse platform, was partly thawed out and then refrozen.

EMOTIONAL CONFLICTS AND THE PROBLEM THEY PRESENT TO THE PHYSICIAN

EMOTIONAL CONFLICTS AND THE PROBLEM THEY PRESENT TO THE PHYSICIAN. In some cases the patient will need sound psychiatric advice. This he will probably receive in better spirit after the remedy has been prescribed and is acting curatively as he will then be in a more cooperative frame of mind and will have gained confidence in his doctor.

AN EFFECTIVE PLAN FOR INFANT FEEDING

AN EFFECTIVE PLAN FOR INFANT FEEDING. Habits and preference in respect to food and drink can be given a healthful and hygienic direction during the early months and years of life. Why not give the children the best things in life, the best in food to build strong bodies, intelligent and sympathetic training to insure emotional stability, careful instruction and good literature to enlighten the mind.

NEURITIS

NEURITIS. Neuritis is defined as inflammation of a nerve. Pathological symptoms include pain, tenderness, more or less impairment of function, sensory disturbances and in severe cases areas of anesthesia and even paralysis. The kind or type of disease from which he will suffer depends upon the direction of susceptibility in his own constitution. Disease attacks the weakest structures in the constitutional chain. The strong parts of the body are disease resistant.

CALCAREA CARB AND SILICA A COMPARISON

CALCAREA CARB AND SILICA A COMPARISON. Anxiety and apprehension run through both Calcarea and Silicea. They are equally mild, yielding and faint-hearted,but when annoyed they are cross, peevish and vindictive. then they sink back again into a state of apathy and indifference. Both remedies have a false full-bloodedness an anaemic plethora,but Calcarea has a greater tendency toward obesity than Silicea.

DEPARTMENT OF PRACTICAL CASE MANAGEMENT

DEPARTMENT OF PRACTICAL CASE MANAGEMENT. Limes have a flavor all their own and make a nice change from lemons. Every good thing that may be said about lemons applies also to limes. Either lemon or lime juice should be used in place of vinegar. The ordinary commercial vinegar is especially detrimental. A salad dressing made of pure olive oil and fresh lemon or lime juice is healthful as well as agreeable in taste.

QUESTION AND ANSWER DEPARTMENT

QUESTION AND ANSWER DEPARTMENT. Low potencies have acted favorably in the single dose and conversely high potencies have undoubtedly acted curatively when repeated. It is best to accept in principle the word of the masters of the homoeopathic art, but be ready to do something on ones own judgment and initiative then circumstances require.

DEPARTMENT OF PRACTICAL CASE MANAGEMENT

DEPARTMENT OF PRACTICAL CASE MANAGEMENT. Both the apple and the pear have lost much in value through many centuries of one sided cultivation for size, taste and appearance. However, these fruits are nevertheless exceedingly important from a health standpoint and should be eaten early, late and often. Fresh pear cider is a real treat, by the way. Wish more inventive and would concentrate on producing a simple, powerful, efficient, easily operated, easily cleaned, moderately priced juice extractor.

QUESTION AND ANSWER DEPARTMENT

QUESTION AND ANSWER DEPARTMENT. Undoubtedly some such method will ultimately help to put homoeopathy over the top and we should favor and not condemn such efforts. However, we should not allow ourselves to be sold prematurely on some contraption which may only work satisfactorily in the inventors own hands. Some people are so sensitive as to be able to detect vibrations on more interior planes than the rank and file of mankind.

NOTES ON VACCINATION

NOTES ON VACCINATION. In the opinion of the writer,if compulsory vaccination were to be done away with it would not only be in the interest of freedom, but also in the interest of improved public health. The only ones who would be likely to suffer in the absence of compulsion would be those having a commercial interest at stake.

DEPARTMENT OF PRACTICAL CASE MANAGEMENT

DEPARTMENT OF PRACTICAL CASE MANAGEMENT. Slight irregularity of the inner surface of the skull in the right mastoid region, which is suggestive but not conclusive of fracture- considering the injury to the lower jaw it is a possibility. With these three fractures of the lower jaw, it is difficult to explain the remarkably good position and the comparatively little discomfort considering the extent of the injury.

DEPARTMENT OF PRACTICAL CASE MANAGEMENT

DEPARTMENT OF PRACTICAL CASE MANAGEMENT. Constitutional weaknesses and disease tendencies exist in everyone and nutritional deficiencies, food toxemias and the peculiar stresses of the individual pattern of living all tend to wear down the inherently defective parts of the organic structure.

DEPARTMENT OF PRACTICAL CASE MANAGEMENT

DEPARTMENT OF PRACTICAL CASE MANAGEMENT. Unrefreshing sleep is generally an indication of an increasing toxemia and plenty of “good nourishing food” is often the cause of the trouble. Many cases will clear up after dietary correction and an increased amount of outdoor activity. Remove the obstacles to recovery and then prescribe the indicated remedy. The idea of letting the remedy do it all is unscientific and in the long run disappointing.

THE CITROUS FRUITS

Limes have a flavour all their own and make a nice change from lemons. Every good thing that may b e said about lemons apply also to limes. Either lemon or lime juice should be used in place of vinegar. The ordinary commercial vinegar is especially detrimental. A salad dressing made of pure olive oil and fresh lemon or lime juice is healthful as well as agreeable in taste.

QUESTION AND ANSWER DEPARTMENT

As reliable as any other symptoms or rubrics, It is remarkable how frequently an old patient returns for treatment on or about the anniversary of his very first visit. Everyone on the average has his best time or season of the year and his worst. Some people dread February, and with reason based on experience, others dread August. The springtime aggravation of ophidia patients is well recognized.

DEPARTMENT OF PRACTICAL CASE MANAGEMENT

Patients with a badly damaged heart may manifest a surprising amount of vitality and an eagerness to be up and doing. They may easily persuade members of the family that they are only losing strength through inactivity. It is well for the physician to realize that over exertion proves fatal in many cases.

DEPARTMENT OF PRACTICAL CASE MANAGEMENT

Homoeopathic medication and conservative and constructive case management may be far from profitable as far as the drug houses are concerned, but why add to the patients discomfort and torture by trying this or that or these and those when everything is progressing peacefully and as satisfactorily as can possibly be expected?

NITRIC ACID

Nitric acid covers a wide field and is a frequently indicated polychrest. It is antipsoric, antisyphilitic and antisycotic. Tuberculous subjects who for years have been forced to consume excessive amounts of milk often require this remedy.

DEPARTMENT OF PRACTICAL CASE MANAGEMENT

Three remarkable remedies stand out as antisycotics of the highest rank. These are Medorrhinum, Natrum sulph. and Thuja. All are frequently indicated medicines for deeply disordered states of the constitution. They are not so often needed in acute conditions.

DEPARTMENT OF PRACTICAL CASE MANAGEMENT

The only medication that is ever indicated or required in the treatment of cases of either acute or chronic Neisserian infection is the well selected homoeopathic remedy. There is never any need for the use of sulfonamides. In facts, their use tends to produce a false cure which is worse than no cure at all as patients who have undergone sulfonamide treatment often become symptomless carriers of gonococcal infection.

DEPARTMENT OF PRACTICAL CASE MANAGEMENT

When the vaccination lesion fails to heal and becomes a chronically discharging sore Silica may cause healing, not by suppressive action locally but because of its curative action internally. Homoeopathy should never suppress anything.

EDITORIAL

In no other field is knowledge and cooperation so important, both to physician and patient, as in those polymorphous manifestations of constitutional disturbance which we call disease of the skin. Eruptions must be carefully managed in order to obtain the best results from homoeopathic treatment; hence the necessity of “telling all” to the patient in order to secure intelligent support.

QUESTION AND ANSWER DEPARTMENT

Fresh, raw, unsweetened fruit juices in season provide the simplest and best laxatives. If the pulp of one or two peaches or plums proves insufficient give more. The same with scraped apple and other fruits. If cereals and so-called infant foods are being given discontinue their use and put the child on the milk and fruit diet.

QUESTION AND ANSWER DEPARTMENT

More than ever the homoeopathic profession needs statistical proofs of the value of its method. Statistics are what our opponents demand, and statistics are the most convincing proof to the public at large. For the sake of homoeopathy, all homoeopathic physicians are urged to go over their old records and to send them along with the current records regularly.

COMMUNICATIONS

The conditions to which the Foundation has freely committed itself open the way unobstructed to homoeopathy, without binding homoeopathy to anything at all except its own facts with relation to infantile paralysis. Homoeopathy has everything to gain and nothing to lose. This is a clear opportunity, in my opinion, for homoeopathy to do some- thing in a pressing public cause, and get public credit for it.

EDITORIAL

A new homoeopathic medical journal has been received from London. The name of this journal is Health Through Homoeopathy (incorporating Homoeopathy), and it is published by the British Homoeopathic Association. The editorial board is composed of Mrs. Thelma H. Benjamin, Editor; H.E. Powell-Jones, Chairman; E. Ford Duncanson, D.S.C., JP.; C. E. Wheeler, M.D.; and W.L. Templeton, M.D. This new publication is a lay journal and is being published so as to be of especial interest to lay people.

DEPARTMENT OF PRACTICAL CASE MANAGEMENT

This patient’s chief complaint besides sterility was a rather persistent ache in the small of the back which was only relieved by lying or pressing the back against some hard object such as a book or balsam pillow. Ever since adolescence her back had caused more or less annoyance, and was apparently slowly but surely getting worse.

QUESTION AND ANSWER DEPARTMENT

The same rule holds in the case of the traumatic remedies. Dont give a fellow Ledum and then punch him in the eye. Punch him first and then give him Ledum. Similarly Rhus tox. will act more favourably following rather than preceding a severe sprain or strain.

COMMUNICATIONS

Homoeopathy must be looked upon as a therapeutic specialty and as such, must be taught. It must be taught to those who seek it and hence, in post-graduate schools or in special departments of existing medical colleges. The last contingency seems highly improbable.

EDITORIAL

In an editorial in the may 1936 number of the Hahnemannian Monthly concerning the postgraduate teaching of homoeopathy a statement is made to the effect that there would be less need for courses of this kind if the crowded curricula of the colleges allowed opportunity for more thorough instruction in the fundamentals of homoeopathy.

DEPARTMENT OF PRACTICAL CASE MANAGEMENT

Several characteristic features of the remedy were apparently absent in the symptom totality of the patient. The hunger with sudden repletion was not complained of. The 4-8 p.m. aggravation, not even an afternoon aggravation, could be elicited.

QUESTION AND ANSWER DEPARTMENT

According to recent surveys there are four conditions which are responsible for about half of all hospital service; they are tonsillectomies, deliveries, appendicitis and accidental injuries with tonsillectomies far in the lead and deliveries second.

LACHESIS

In this section of the country there is a tradition to the effect that an open winter means a full graveyard. What is implied is that a winter season with little snow and mild temperatures produces more illness than the severe climatic disturbances usually manifested.

EDITORIAL

The Greeks in the siege of Troy, it is claimed, found the ravages of malaria more dangerous and deadly than their Trojan enemies. Hannibals defeat and retreat before the gates of Rome was entirely due to this ubiquitous and enervating disease.

DEPARTMENT OF PRACTICAL CASE MANAGEMENT

Patients with heart disease, high blood pressure and those who are over plethoric and obese require rest and plenty of it. Some of those patients may be able to take up some form of mild activity as their condition improves. Only time and careful observation and medical supervision will answer that question.

AGGRAVATION AFTER EATING

Patients suffering from ulcer of the stomach often respond promptly and satisfactorily to this routine of eating. Sweets with meats and sugar with the acid fruits are combinations which will cause discomfort in many cases of impaired digestion. However, one of the biggest offenders is starchy foods. It requires a longer time to digest starch than any other type of food.

QUESTION AND ANSWER DEPARTMENT

This is a purely academic question and we doubt very much if anyone is qualified to give anything more than a theoretical answer based, shall we say, upon expediency?.

DEPARTMENT OF PRACTICAL CASE MANAGEMENT

As stated in last months Recorder, the most frequently indicated remedies for the bad effects of vaccination are: Apis, Ars., Echi., Hep., Kali carb., Lach., Maland., Med., Psor., Pyrog., Sil., Sulph., Thuja and Tub, bov. One more nosode should be added to the list, namely, Syphilinum.

COMMUNICATIONS

Examine visually the patient, noting every characteristic discernible, forming as far as practicable a general opinion of personality, mind, and body. In any case, with rare exception, the prescriber will be able to determine the similimum in potency as well as the remedy similimum. An exact estimate of the case provides a safe and effective choice of potency.

DEPARTMENT OF PRACTICAL CASE MANAGEMENT

Tomatoes are less affected by the choking and canning process than most any other fruit or vegetable on the market. Tomatoes will often pick up undesirable fertilizer elements from the soil and only partially convert them when grown under artificial conditions. Therefore, the widespread prejudice against the hothouse product is not without foundation.

PSORA IN RELATION TO NUTRITIONAL DEFICIENCIES AND FOOD TOXEMIAS

In the words of our fellow member and Vice president of our Association, Dr. F.K. Bellokossy, just substitute the term polyhypovitaminosis or multiple alimentary deficiency for the word psora and we will bring Hahnemanns Chronic Diseases right down to modern times.

DEPARTMENT OF PRACTICAL CASE MANAGEMENT

As an experiment try placing some of your chronic patients on these dietary modifications before prescribing the indicated remedy (you may give Sac.lac. if you wish). A few weeks of hygienic living, dietetically and otherwise, will help to clarify the symptom picture and having first removed the most serious obstacles to recovery the homoeopathic remedy will bring forth results of phenomenal brilliance.

DEPARTMENT OF PRACTICAL CASE MANAGEMENT

Special placebos be used for particular complaints such as Pain, Headache, Insomnia, etc. In such case the word describing the complaint should be written boldly across the face of the drug envelope. This helps considerably in raising the potency of the prescription.

DEPARTMENT OF PRACTICAL CASE MANAGEMENT

While these are all very likely remedies it would be a mistake to assume that the remedy is absolutely included within so small a list. Consult the rubrics Condylomata and Polypi under the throat section of Kents Repertory, also remedies listed under Warts in the skin section and finally the rubric Sycosis.

DEPARTMENT OF PRACTICAL CASE MANAGEMENT

A medical student recently asked if we were not afraid of a starvation acidosis in cases such as the one reported. So far we have had no such untoward result. However, in chronic conditions where an individual is extremely fleshly and overweight it is dangerous to order too rigid a fast as the body toxins may be dissolved out so rapidly as to overwhelm the constitution.

DEPARTMENT OF PRACTICAL CASE MANAGEMENT

A young clergyman and his wife were very anxious to have children. After being married three years they sought medical advice. The wife was a Sepia patient, and a years treatment under this remedy cleared the complexion, improved her disposition and overcame the suffering incident to the menstrual cycle. The chief complaint, sterility, was the only problem remaining unsolved.

THE APPLICATION OF PHILOSOPHY IN PRACTICE

The practice of medicine calls into action many powers of the mind. A physician must be a trained observer. Nothing of importance in relation to a case should escape his attention. In his student days he was compelled to exercise and develop his powers of concentration or else he would never have graduated.

DEPARTMENT OF PRACTICAL CASE MANAGEMENT

Which metal to use at any given stage of the disease? What preparations of the metal to select? How much of it to give? By what route? What plan of treatment to follow, whether continuous or interrupted or combined, and so on? And if toxic reactions or resistance to therapy develops, what other course to follow? If no reactions develop when to stop treatment?