An immediate betterment in the general condition ensued; but as time went on this improvement lapsed, and another sub-phrenic abscess showed itself, near the site of its predecessor. This second unwelcome guest was also removed by a supplementary operation, and now patient and surgeon trusted the normal powers of recovery would take possession of the scene.
During the actual surgical procedure the anaesthetist commented on the outpouring from the mouth of a quantity of coffee-ground- coloured fluid, and attributed this to gastric ulcer. But there were no signs or symptoms of ulcer of the stomach. Other than this the operation proceeded as is customary. Anaesthesia was induced by a duplicate form of spinal and general anaesthetic.
Doubtless time will solve the problem and furnish the remedy, finely adjusted to the malady. But treatment to be successful in and by itself must be polyphasic. The foregoing remedial measures are for the most part open to the fundamental criticism of being single remedies which are in process of adjustment to a polyphasic malady.
The homoeopathic surgeon will administer before an operation a few doses of Pyrogen in a high potency, which means in an infinitely small quantity, and he will feel confident that, either no septic developments will follow, or that septic developments will be exceedingly mild, and a few further doses of Pyrogen or of any other indicated remedy, may complete the good work done by the septicity medicine.
According the fluid separated from the blood serum by the kidneys was examined by the cancer tests; the response to these was as immediate and definite as though the blood stream itself had been used. A wider sphere of usefulness was thus obtained for the biochemical tests in cases of cancer.
“At the present day the homeopathic physician who is not capable of taking eye symptoms as well as lung symptoms and symptoms of any part of the body is not competent to practise medicine. Eye cases can be prescribed for by the physician. I know no parallel to this in medical literature anywhere.
The post-war slump in the numerous establishments of Homeopathic Chemistry has not yet been recovered. Some of the shortage is doubtless due to the newer type of prescribing which has tended to eliminate much of the “nursery medicine chest” work, formerly so common, and so useful.
This is a method of precision which requires instruments of precision; it works not with symptoms, which are “end results” but with those underlying processes of disease actually in operation. Actually in practice its working is beyond praise. That fine adjustment can only be effected by instruments of precision.
The many-sided malady of malignancy is not to be compressed within the circle of the single remedy, the natural powers of resistance varying from patient to patient. And the scourge is reaching the dimensions of a pestilence or plague. “Surgery has done its best” said the latter authority, “Can you do better?”
Statesman of distinction, man of affairs in all countries of the world, East, West, North, South – the healer of separatisms in the ranks of theological kinship, a bringer-in of finance to give mundane power and position to religious establishments, having also breadth of outlook which, regarding Homoeopathy as first, brought in his own person major surgery as its complement.
Still on this important point the oracle was dumb. That the patient has been loaded with a malignant growth the clinical condition and the Bendien findings were definite and emphatic. But had the malignancy become less quantitative or qualitative than before?
Every seventh adult is destined to die from this devastating malady. Its ravages have steadily multiplied. It advances without pause, sparing neither age, nor sex, nor business, nor profession, in its deadly annual toll. The Commission requires a substantial endowment for maintenance and extension.
We are all roaming in the dark in the therapeutics of cancer, and one wants every branch of pharmacological remedies tried carefully through.” Cancer never affects a healthy organ. The cancer organism can only grow on a foul soil.
The sufferer had experienced three operations, followed by two radium treatments. Recurrence had shown itself in the scar. “I have shot my bolt,” said the surgical genius, “Can you do better?” Such is the quandary in which civilized life finds itself in this present year of grace.
The pharmacology of medicinal cancer treatment is to a great extent especial to itself. The inclusion of the medicinal treatment of cancer within the zone of daily medical practice would be the most splendid advance that the present century could provide.
It will be recalled that Compton Burnett carried out a similar idea in treating malignancy homeopathically. In recent time, seekers for this hidden knowledge are as numerous and enthusiastic as ever. Of all such researches that into cancer treatment is infinitely the most important.