PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS

Namely for years we have been advocating that s three years course in medical aid, or even two years course, is adequate to turn out reasonably efficient practitioners of medical aid. The Chinese being realists have gone even further. Their arguments is that there is a difference between practical needs and academic ideals. They say, what I have been saying since years, that the basis of a plan is not what is desirable, but what is feasible and practicable.

SOME NOTES OUT OF MY CASE BOOK

In most cases there is a pyloro-stenosis either benign or malignant, and I have not seen Ornithogalum. Phosphorus or any drug selected under the similimum prevail against it. A barium meal screening will tell me that my drugs are of no use. At least I have failed very badly, may be due to my incomplete mastery of the similimum. Only recently I have been using Thiosinamin 2x and I cannot say what the results will be.

PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS

Many of our professional brethren thought we were mad to throw up our profession and to take to something which was “Quackery”; especially when you consider that many of us, like the great Mahendra Lal Sircar and Hahnemann himself had to face financial collapse, starvation, humiliation, misunderstanding, derision, even the loss of former friends, leave alone income.

SOME “FAMOUS” CASES

Seven thousand “hopeless” allopathic cast off cases as failures seeking the aid of a humble self-taught Homoeopath in eight years is no mean tribute to the growing prestige of Homoeopathy in a town where it was unknown eight years ago. Seven thousand “incurable” cases becoming cured and therefore “famous” through “similia similibus curentur” at the hands of a single novice is not to be ignored or laughed at any more-at least not by our Allopaths.

THE BASIC PRINCIPLES OF CASE TAKING

Very often not even that. It cannot tell us why a man has fallen ill, not even how he has fallen ill. The misfortune with the allopathic method, at least with the general prevailing method, of diagnosis is that it leads to a tendency among physicians, and medical students to the belief that medicine is a mathematical science and that human disease is a packet of misery with a label attached to it.

OUR ATTITUDE, AS HOMOEOPATHIC PHYSICIANS, TO MODERN ALLOPATHY

Our choice is not very difficult. We stick to homoeopathic therapy as the best; our views of etiology are broader, more concrete and yet more subtle and clearer than all allopathic analysis can give us. Modern allopathy is justifying our empirical practice. What a grand combination modern allopathy and homoeopathic therapy would be.

A FEW NOTES OUT OF MY CASE BOOK

Husband with a history of malignant G.C. urethritis, and G.C. arthritis, she herself with a severe, acrid leucorrhoea, burning during micturition since marriage. Was this a case of sycotic phthisis? Ever since I studied this question I began to suspect that a large percentage of case that we allopaths have until now condemned as suspected T.B., may not have been T.B. at all, but more probably old unresolved pneumonias, sycotic or syphilitic phthisis.