NEWS AND NOTES. We may remind our readers that there are biographies of Dr. Skinner and of Dr. Burnett still in the hands of our publishers. The price of each is 2s. 6d. Each Life is a deeply important chapter in the history of the Homoeopathic Art and in addition to that it is full of practical teaching which should be familiar to all Homoeopaths young, old and students.
NEWS AND NOTES. Homoeopathy by itself has a lower death rate in this disease than any other form of treatment, including anti-toxin, and moreover (what will be a point of interest and importance to our allopathic colleagues) abolishes the micro-organisms in the throat more quickly after the attack.
NEWS AND NOTES. Our readers are well acquainted with the the quality of the contents of the journal from the samples we have presented them with, and with the support of all these live Homoeopathic organisations at its back it is bound to be a power in the world of homoeopathy. We have pleasure in commending it to the notice of our reader.
Again and again in the course of my work I have come across symptoms in the Schemas of remedies reminding me of cases in the past which I might have cured had I but known the remedies then. And many a time a case has turned up in my practice calling for a particular remedy at the very time I have been working upon it, and a cure has resulted, when, but for my study of the Schema, I might more than likely have failed to find what was wanted.
Complaints are not unfrequently made that the homoeopathic materia medica is too vast for practical utility; that the schematised list of symptoms are unprofitable, if not impossible reading. I do not think so. Indeed, I think that the test of a genuine homoeopath might not unfairly be said to life in his capacity to read through a Schema with both profit and enjoyment because of the possibilities it reveals of dealing with cases occurring every day in practice.
Dictionary of Domestic Medicine. Severe griping or cutting pain, as from knives, in the abdomen and about the navel, increased by food, with irritability of the bowel, followed by copious diarrhoea with straining, the diarrhoea affording relief, but the symptoms may speedily recur; dysenteric diarrhoea, the evacuations consisting mainly of blood with severe colic. Colicky and stitching pains in the ovaries and liver.
KEYNOTES AND GRAND CHARACTERISTICS. Lippes Repertory was for many years the best Repertory available. Kents great work has made this obsolete. But Kents work, massive as it is, is only partial. As Gibson Miller wrote to the Editor of this Journal speaking of the Dictionary, “it contains so many more remedies than are found in Kents Repertory”.
BUTTERCUPS FOR WARTS. The popular use of buttercups for the cure of warts is interesting and important, as it shows that the instincts of the common people have true vision at their fountain-head, however much they may become perverted, and when a Hahnemann takes them in hand he can guide them into their proper channels.
NEWS AND NOTES. Apparently a child who gains weight normally is unlikely to develop chorea. Thus, by increasing the physical comfort of the child, and by facilitating gain in weight, the drug appears to reduce the incidence of attacks of chorea. The number of rheumatic recurrences in this series was too small, and the time too short, to allow accumulation of evidence in regard to any possible effect in preventing endocarditis as a sequel of chorea or other rheumatic manifestations.
ORIGINAL COMMUNICATIONS. Some persons cannot be in the attic of a house whilst a few grains of ipecacuanha are being powdered in the basement without being powerfully affected thereby. In THE HOMOEOPATHIC WORLD of July, 1885, I quoted the report of a case from the British Medical Journal of February 7th of the same year, in which a medical man tells how he nearly killed a patient by simply applying a linseed poultice, though the patient protested that every time such a poultice had been applied she had had an intense attack of asthma.
NEWS AND NOTES. The writer wishes to inform the many sufferers of stomach trouble “her experience with the real cause.” I was a sufferer from stomach trouble for many years and tried various remedies. Only temporary relief was obtained from any of the so-called remedies.
THINGS THEY ARE DOING BETTER IN FRANCE. Neither Germany, the birth place of Homoeopathy, nor France, the home of its adolescence, can compare in literary wealth with the English-speaking nations. America has produced the works of the two Allens, Constantine Herings Guiding Symptoms, the works of E.M. Hale, Dunham, Farrington, Kent and many others.
NEWS AND NOTES. As the residual proteins are discarded the use of the concentrate eliminates the fear of infection and foreign protein reaction. When employing it, the fluid is first raised to a temperature slightly above that of the body by means of a water-bath. The desired quantity is then poured into the field of operation just before closing the peritoneum, the viscera being retracted to allow the fluid to sink deeply into the cavity.
PLUMBISM. Today we are calling attention to articles in the British Medical Journal of August 8th on the no less pressing dangers of lead. The poisonous properties of lead have been known to the medical world for generations, but the many convenient properties of the metal have been too tempting to exclude its use.
THE CRISIS IN HOMOEOPATHY. HOMOEOPATHY in this country has come to a crisis in its history. During the last year or so, no fewer than eleven homoeopathic doctors (nearly all of them in the provinces) have died, and in practically no instances has a homoeopathic successor been left.
NEWS AND NOTES. IT is becoming quite common nowadays in orthodox circles to bewail the increase in the mortality from Diphtheria and the failure of anti-toxin to stem this increase. The British Medical Journal a year or two back devoted a leading article of a page to this subject, stating that the high expectations entertained of a at the first of the diphtheritic serum had not been fulfiled.
THIS CHANGING WORLD. The actual inoculations with infective material were made by instilling 0.5 to 1 c.cm. of a Seitz or Berkefeld W filtrate into each nostril, the subject being in the supine position with the head tipped back; the mucous membranes of the anterior nares and the posterior pharyngeal wall were then lightly rubbed with swabs soaked in the filtrate.
HOMOEOPATHY IN INDIA. THERE is no part of the British Empire in which the Homoeopathic Art has taken deeper root than in India, and we publish elsewhere a letter from our correspondent, Dr. Sarat Chandra Ghose, telling of the movement made by our Indian colleagues to co-ordinate and regularise the various Homoeopathic activities of the great Province of Bengal.
NEWS AND NOTES. WE may remind our readers that if they wish to possess a copy of this most important work they should place their orders with our publishers without delay. The price is two dollars a copy, postage paid, if ordered from the American Institute of Homoeopathy, 393 Seventh Avenue, New York City. U.S.A.
OUR SUPPLEMENT. READERS may care to know that the Supplement to the Dictionary of Materia Medica, parts, parts of which have been appearing in our since 1925, is now approaching the end of the letter A. When this is completed the matter will be issued in a separate volume. The articles were written a good many years ago and put away until opportunity offered for printing them.
MORE ABOUT RENAISSANCE. The allopaths sole aim seems to be the total destruction of Homoeopathy. Turn to page 431 of the Universal Medical Records (British), May, 1941, and read what the allopaths say: “Homoeopathy is being quietly suffocated out of existence,” These words are their own, and evidently their line of action, which should be interesting to the general public.
NEWS AND NOTES. OUTSIDE the Metropolis it would appear that in this country Homoeopathy is perishing of professional politeness. Homoeopaths imagine that if graduates and post-graduates can only be induced to smile benevolently on disciples of Hahnemann the trick will be done. But though we do not despise anybodys smiles, they cut no ice; and something more than smiles is needed for the conquest of the homoeopathic art.
AFFINITY REMEDIES BY RADIONIC TEST. We congratulate Dr. Varma on his ultimate success in this case, though we should call the cure a lucky one, as the remedy was apparently based on a theory as to the reason for the resistance of the complaint to the other remedies tried, and was not arrived at by the consideration of the patients symptoms.
IGNORANCE IN HIGH PLACES. the General Medical Council has no power to erase the name of a practitioner from the Register if he adopts any theory in his practice, however contradictory to the principles in which he has been trained. For instance, he may practise homoeopathy, osteopathy, naturopathy, chiropractic, sanipractic, and all the other pathies and practics which, during the short tenure of their lives, feed on the pathetic credulity of mankind.
NEWS AND NOTES. Numerous small bullae containing a pure culture of streptococci appeared on the calf; on the fifth day a profuse perspiration heralded a fall in temperature, and improvement in the general symptoms. Desquamation followed, and some swelling and tenderness were still present a month later.
QUALIFICATIONS AND QUALIFICATIONS. Homoeopathy is an Art, and not one art only, but a countless number of arts, and every practitioner of it must master the one his own genius selects. But if a practitioner has not the holy spirit of genius to inspire and inform his work he will be far wiser to confine himself to the kind of work for which he has the requisite talents.
FORT MIT DAS ALUMINIUM. Conveniently paper has come in for a money currency, so the grand advance of Aluminium cookery goes on without a check. Aluminium is a most convenient metal. It is light to handle and carry, and it allows the passage of heat rapidly and carry, and it allows the passage of heat rapidly through its walls; so that in Aluminium kettles water quickly boils. It is light in colour and looks clean and attractive.
DR HOLLANDER ON BRAIN MIND AND INTELLIGENCE. Dissection and the microscope were expected to tell us much, but “neither thought nor feeling can be lifted with the scalpel; nor will a brain section held under the magnifying lens reveal its living function. Genius cannot be measured or explained. Disease and accident have done much to reveal brain localities. A frontal brain is the chief seat of genius.”
THE CURATIVE ACTION OF HOMOEOPATHIC REMEDIES IN CASES OF ORGANIC DISEASE OF THE HEART. THE common notion that disease of the heart is incurable should be in every way discountenanced by Homoeopathists. Many forms of heart disease are completely curable, and the sooner the popular ideas on the subject are corrected, the better it will be for those who suffer fro any kind of heart affection. It is true that old-established valvular disease cannot be altered, destroyed valves cannot be restored, but even in these cases much maybe done by remedies to restore the power of the heart when it is defective, and to bring about proper compensation, which is practically a cure.