BELLIS PERENNIS. Several years ago Dr.Royal E.S. Hayes read an intensely interesting paper on Bellis and I take the liberty of quoting a few sentences from it. “Acute obstruction, intense pain, throbbing, soreness, spells of unbearable shooting, the patient frantic and sometimes dancing about and screaming, aggravated by heat and relief by cold-this complex in various localities has been instantly relieved.
SOME QUESTIONS ON THE SEQUENCE OF POTENCIES. Sometimes I even allow glycerin lozenges, which are absolutely unmedicated. Pine Brothers glycerin lozenges with honey flavor I think are perfectly safe. They have no medical value, but they are very something to a dry throat and help to bridge over the acute stage until the remedy has time to act.
THE PSYCHOLOGICAL MANAGEMENT OF CHILDREN AND ITS INFLUENCE ON THEIR GENERAL HEALTH. Perhaps it sounds like preaching to say that the obedient child is the happiest one, but it is true if obedience is taught in a kind and natural way and the child has confidence in the parents justice. This obedience not only makes it easier to keep a child well, but it is infinitely easier to take care of a sick child if he has been taught to mind.
Here we come up against the theory of the simillimum which, of course, should fit the patient in every detail and require neither repetition nor change, but so many times we cannot attain to such perfection and have to do as well as we can with a similar.
In health the sinuses are sterile, being able to expel or destroy germs, but if the body resistance is lowered by cold or if neighboring tissues are inflamed, the sinus mucous membrane may become infected. Occasionally also infection is due to traumatism or the presence of a foreign body.
This tendency is very marked in the study of medicine and the general public is apt to place great confidence in a physician who is considered-or considers himself-a specialist in some one field, because he has given a good deal of time to the study of that subject.
The prescribing in this case has been far from perfect, and there will undoubtedly still be some headaches; but there has been a gain both mental and physical and against heavy odds. Her life has been and still is exceedingly difficult, and she carries a heavy load of bad inheritance.
Many people are incapacitated at more or less regular intervals by the pain and by the nausea which often attends it. The menstrual period is often the time for the attack, which may precede, attend or follow the flow. Other causes are nervous excitement, over-exertion, indiscretions in eating, lack of sleep or of proper elimination.
Kent, in one of his lectures, calls attention to Strontium carb. as a remedy that may prove a life-saver in a condition of shock following operation. He says, Where there has been much cutting, there may follow a state of prostration, coldness, oozing of blood, and almost cold breath. Strontium carb. will relieve the congestion and the patient will get warm. Strontium carb. is the Carbo veg. of the surgeon.
The Creator of therapeutic agents has also had particular regard to this main feature of all diseases, the altered state of the disposition and mind, for there is no powerful medicinal substance in the world which does not very notably alter the state of the disposition and mind in the healthy individual who tests it, and every medicine does so in a different manner.
One of the joys of practising medicine, according to the teaching of Hahnemann, is being able to correct the mental state of our patients, to help relieve the fear, anxiety, sadness, fits of anger or impatience from which they suffer. So many people come to years of maturity with lack of self-control, or with some bad mental habit that has persisted from childhood.
The homoeopathic school contends that cancer is not a local, but a systemic condition, and there are certain general symptoms which suggest the presence of, or tendency toward the disease. In addition to these, it has been discovered by electronic physicians that the blood of the cancer patient has a changed polarity. Here, then, we have the means for making an early diagnosis.
Let us be able to recognize the symptoms caused by or accompanying their faulty action,but then let us still remember what the condition of he glands is the effect,not the cause of the general disability of the sick person, and that help is to be found., not ion surgery, not in feeding the patient more glandular substance,but in the indicated Homoeopathic remedy, which will reduce the whole economy to order.
[Read before the Annual Meeting of The International Hahnemannian Association, Philad…
Heart sounds were normal, except that the aortic second sound was a little snappy. In july, 1925, there was painless enlargement of the cervical and other lymphatic glands. Early in August there developed severe pain in the left hypochondrium, and a physician who was called in my absence diagnosed pleurisy, but could not understand why the pain was worse lying on the painful side.
Pain seems to have no connection with the menstrual period, but she had no headaches during pregnancy. Phosphorus and sulphur covered the symptoms best, especially that of the headache recurring every week. I gave first phosphorus, and two or three weeks later sulphur, but neither remedy produced any marked improvement, so that the patient became discouraged, and ceased coming to the office.