Hahnemann, in an age where the scientific approach to medicine had not even begun and in which medicine was a conglomeration of theory and supposition unsupported by any relation of fact, observed in his work as a translator, the similarity between the poisonous effects of malaria and the cinchona bark, a resemblance between these effects and the symptoms suffered by those affected by the disease which they seemed to benefit.
Taking it from that standpoint, I believe that it is very important, where there is a definite focal infection, to remove it. I will acknowledge that if people lived 100 per cent properly, if they ate 100 per cent properly, if they had 100 per cent efficient medical care, the chances are there never would be such a thing as focal infection, but, unfortunately, we havent arrived at that millennium.
There are those who, recognizing no limitations, try to bend all facts, even those which are of necessity directly opposite to their desires, to meet those desires. On the other hand there are those who would draw the limits so closely that their work is stultified and obstructed until they are driven to other methods, too often not only bad but even definitely harmful.
PUERPERAL FEVER. EACH journal that has been placed upon our desk during the last six months has told us of the World’s Homoeopathic Congress, and now we stand before this body of representative men, and are reminded that the eyes of the physicians of the world are upon us, and that they are asking why we Homoeopathists are given this special auxiliary Congress.