Hartmann, who was not a strict homoeopath, took over Mullers duties until Schweikert arrived. Hahnemanns interest and support were at once restored. He even journeyed (in his eightieth year), to Leipsic to inspect the hospital and confer with the directors and his more intimate friends.
Hahnemann laid the foundation and covered all the salient points in his writings, from the first essay in 1796 to the sixth edition of The Organon. As intimated above, the keener minds among his successors, men like Jahr, Boenninghausen, Hering, Lippe, Wells, Close, Kent, Boger, Case and Roberts, amplified his instructions and added new suggestions for their application, especially for the use of the very high potencies.
ALLEN AND LIPPE. Several years ago, in my ninety monthly contributions to the special department of “Homoeopathic Philosophy,” in the Institute Journal, I sketched the life and accomplishments of some thirty- five of our noted homoeopathic physicians, among them Adolph von Lippe and H. C. Allen.
THE FIRST HOMOEOPATHIC HOSPITAL AND CLINIC. Hahnemann’s loyal disciples and the ” half homoeopaths.” Moreover, when Hahnemann moved to Paris in June 1935, after writing the Directors that he had no further use of the hospital, his enemies started a caused against Schweikert and his conscientious assistant, Seidel. Stung by their false accusations and innuendoes, Schweikert resigned.
FAGOPYRUM AESCULENTUM. Fagopyrum, the common buckwheat, is a neglected remedy, despite the fact that it has been rather extensively proven. Its pathogenesis occupies twenty-four pages in Allen’s Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica. An instructive paper on Fagopyrum was read before the American Institute in 1873, by D.C. Perkins of Rockland, Maine, and reprinted in Anshutz’s New, Old and Forgotten Remedies.
MIRACULOUS ACTION OF THE HOMOEOPATHIC REMEDY IN INFANTS AND CHILDREN. The right homoeopathic remedy in ringworm is a pleasure to behold in its action. It makes impression on the patient because he can watch as well as feel the improvement. Natrum mur., Sep., Sil., Tell., and Tub. b. have been my sheet anchors. They are all great enemies of the lowly fungus. Sep and Sil. have been especially useful in “athletic feets.”
ANTERIOR PITUITRIN IN A COMPLICATED CHRONIC CASE. Severe headaches starting in the shoulders and back of the neck, at times reaching the vertex. Ameliorated by heat. Eyes focus slowly. For many years recurring, abortive styes. Appetite poor. Craves fruit and juicy things.some thirst for cold water but it is apt to chill her. Frequent, explosive, copious stools after meals, from milk, or from apparently no cause.
Aconite is seldom indicated in true influenza, but may be given in the beginning when the patient has been exposed to dry cold winds or has been chilled while perspiring and develops high fever with dry skin, great thirst, violent cough with stitches in the chest and an anxious restlessness. As a rule, Bryonia or some other remedy must be given to complete the cure.
In closing I wish to relate an incident which establishes a clinical indication for Aconitum ferox. The late Dr. Tyrrell of Toronto was known throughout the country as a master of homoeopathic prescribing. It seemed at times as though he were actually clairvoyant. His knowledge of the polychrests was unequalled, and he also had at his command the indications for many of the lesser or unusual remedies.
In general, he disapproves of cathartics, moxas, setons and other palliative measures as they frequently do great harm. “Homoeopathic palliatives are vastly superior to the usual antipathic anodynes.” Nevertheless, he deems useful the application of a “sinapism” when the eruption of measles fails to appear, or in a case of suppressed tinea capitis.
The patient is growing weaker, the temperature falling instead of going higher, and the pulse more rapid than the temperature would warrant. The indications for Pyrogen may be summered up in a few words as follows: It combines the aching of Eupatorium; the bruised soreness of Arnica; the restlessness of Arsenicum; the prostration of Baptisia and the relief from motion of Rhus tox.
Another long interval elapsed. Then Mrs. M. came to the office and told me she had passed at least a half a cup-full of gravel and had been free from all symptoms. The menses had ceased shortly after her visit in January without flushes or discomfort. She received one more dose of Sars. CM. on Jan.25, 1929. Unfortunately some of the urinary analyses have been lost.
Many years ago the mother of a little family which summered at Grays Lake, Illinois, called me up and asked me to prescribe for a small girl across the way who was very ill with cholera infantum. There had been a consultation and the doctors had pronounced the case hopeless. I cannot recall the symptoms or the name of the remedy which was given from my patients family medicine chest, but the child made a rapid and complete recovery.
A Case of Renal Calculi Cured by the Homoeopathic Remedy. Much flatulence in the bowels since typhoid fever when she was fifteen; some belching, which was always worse before or during an attack. Menses result, profuse, painful; accompanied by herpes about the mouth and irritability; ending occasionally in a headache; followed by marked weakness. Aching here and there, in joints or calves of the legs when the weather changes from hot to cold or becomes damp.
As a rule, however, the discharge of Graphites are scanty. This is especially true of the menstrual periods, which are delayed, scant and of short duration. Symptoms like these mark the essential character of a remedy and enable the physician to prescribe quickly and accurately.
This time Belladonna quickly controlled the condition. He is now making rapid progress under Calcarea carb. During the treatment no restrictions as to diet were observed, except those that would be natural for a boy of his age. Each case must be considered individually.
Such shining lights as Hughes, Dudgeon and most of the translators of Hahnemanns works consistently employed curentur. Only Stratten, who translated the fourth edition of the Organon, took, the liberty of changing the curentur of the original to curantur, as it was also written by Hering in his introductory remarks to the same volume.
CURES BY RHUS TOXICODENDRON. SOME twenty-five years ago Jesse Burt, son of the late Dr. Wm. H. Burt, was modelling miniature figures for exhibits at the Field Museum of Chicago. A young Indian, about twenty-four years of age, was brought in from the West to act as a model. He was six feet tall and a fine specimen physically. As soon as he got to the big city, he bought a new pair of shoes and started out to see the sights.
Several years ago a woman came to me from Pittsburgh. She had been under the care of two different homoeopathic physicians. Each one of them had insulted her almost as she claimed by telling her that she was neurasthenic; there was nothing the matter with her. She had a long range of most striking and I might say “high fault in” complaints. A careful study showed they were all contained under the remedy Agaricus, and that cured her, made a new woman out of her.
In the earlier years of our school, “Shot-gun” prescriptions and large doses of quinine, Fowlers solution or calomel claimed our attention. Now it is chiefly the baneful effects of alkaloids, neosalvarsan, the coal-tar derivatives and the more insidious sera and vaccines. The latter are especially difficult to deal with.