Homoeopathy exists exactly as it did in the past and so will do in the future. A law of nature and its God cannot die. Undoubtedly the number of present adherents to the ministrations of the physician who is also a homoeopath is larger than ever before since homoeopathy began its career under Hahnemann in the year 1780.
Curiously enough, while the sufferer detailed all his chest symptoms–those of heart, pleura, cough, intercostal pains– his examiner was impressed above all by his mental anguish. All else appeared to be secondary with the patient himself. Yet he must stress his body symptoms, since one does not go to a doctor for the “blues”!.
Which reminds one to thrust forward the query:Does not every great remedy show by its proven power that directly opposed symptoms exist authentically? We have a Bryonia patient who has no thirst at all. Pulsatilla often has thirst markedly. There is a cold stage of Aconite and the fever stage. In fact, good prescribers have told me that this very contradiction would often verify the remedy.
Yet we do know that permanent cures for a lifetime do take place. I dont mean that the patient has never again any ailment, but I do mean that that particular …. disorder for which he asked relief and which appeared to be the crux of his disturbed health was eliminated.
So, it all comes back to or acceptance of what is provided for the care of the sick and its availability in our hands. We find no remedy unimportant, and frequently conclude that we have failed to exhaust the complete riches of the most important. We may read into them all those powers which verify themselves within the range of our comprehension.
This actuality of a system of medicine that permeates where drugging, mechanistic therapy, vaccination, serology, Freudism, are also rife, widespread, and falsely rated-the actuality of homoeopathy is to be remarked. It dominates a world of its own. Homoeopathy has no sympathy with the “new discoveries” that are promptly out dated.
The biblical estimate for the age of man is not reached today in the case of many important figures in all walks of life. Instead of three-score years and ten, the number may be anywhere from forty to sixty-five. And this fact is verified so repeatedly in the news that the assertions of longevity through medical science seem ironic.
As infinitesimal doses have demonstrated their efficacy. . . it is necessary to accept and not reject them. . . the facts of creation not being subject to our intellectual capacity, but instead, as they are to an infinitely intelligent and superior power
Knowledge of drug effects, tonic, tolerated, and reactionary, informs us of the results to be expected from such habits. Furthermore, we know in detail of a finer-line syndrome manifested by sensitive patients who are peculiarly susceptible to a given medicine. Attention is being repeatedly called to the untoward effects of drugs on sensitive organisms, and the conclusion advanced that such are due to personal idiosyncrasy.
The subcutaneous test for tuberculosis, it is good to learn, has been generally dropped. In the digesters view it is distinctly dangerous as likely to light up quiescent focus, as appeared in a case quoted in a former batch of “digests”. It is also now known, Thompson says, that sensitivity to tuberculin bears no definite relation to present disease. Patients in the last stages of lung infection often entirely lose their sensitivity to tuberculin.
Progress in homoeopathy has been constant. Moreover, it is permanent. Adherence to it has not halted science in any particular. It has advanced science. To the tenet of the similar remedy has been added the minimum dose, not to specify more than two of the great fundamental principles of practice and cure. The similar remedy lends itself to all grades of selection. In all it accompanies its work.
It has been said that Ruta symptoms are difficult to classify in the repertory. If true, so much the worse for the repertory, but not for Ruta. Which is the more important, the repertory or Ruta? It certainly does depend thorough what channel we arrive at the result if that result is to be right.
The exacting pharmacopoeia of homoeopathy precludes any temporizing with makeshifts. It matters not at all that these latter are what do count enormously in other circles, they do not count with the homoeopathist, or with any relation to ultimate cure. The jargon of trade insures their wide popularity elsewhere, that is, with definite majority which does not exclude large classes in licensed medicine.
While not at all imperative for the best consummation of all these events, I will mention in closing a remark, the like of which you all may have listened to, and which we all are pleased to hear, that of a mother who, in referring to the birth of a child, says: “I did not know when it happened. You told me to relax immediately after a pain, to sleep if possible to save my strength.
Progress in homoeopathy has been constant. Moreover, it is permanent. Adherence to it has not halted science in any particular. It has advanced science. To the tenet of the similar remedy has been added the minimum dose, not to specify more than two of the great fundamental principles of practice and cure. The similar remedy lends itself to all grades of selection.