A CASE OF GOUT-COMPARISON BETWEEN COLCHICUM, LEDUM AND BENZOIC ACID. Here is a definitive history of gout starting in 1940 in both feet and recurring yearly. For the last 2-3 years the knees have been more affected. This last bout started with a head cold, some fever and pains in the left arm, then suddenly the localization in the left knee. He considers himself a very moderate man, smokes a pack of cigarettes a day, takes only two drinks before his dinner.
HOMOEOPATHY IN A CASE OF CHRONIC RHEUMATIC FEVER. The acceptable biostatistical data assembled from many thousands of cases show that rheumatic fever usually develops from age four to puberty with the average age of onset being about six years. The genetic background plays an important role. Epidemiological factors defer sharply from the usual characteristics of other communicable diseases.
WHAT ABOUT TONSILS. Is it necessary to state that Homoeopathy treats the patient and, if the similimum covers the totality of the symptoms, any remedy of the Materia Medica might effect a cure? It is true that it is the long way, but it is also the best, because not only the tonsils are cured, but the patient as well.
A CHRONIC CASE. Headaches produced by meningitis, aneurysm, brain tumor or abscess are much rarer. The outstanding features of the migraine syndrome are its periodicity, the unilateral onset that may become generalized, the associated nausea and vomiting, constipation or diarrhea, photophobia, scotomas and sensitivity to noises.
INTRODUCTION TO THE NEW CONCEPT. Homoeopathy has to be modernized and re-formulated with an adequate language in the light of 1949 knowledge. It has to be integrated into its right place in medicine. Its basic principles and theories are in harmony with the new general semantics, which has permitted the tremendous modern advance in science. Such a gigantic task will require the cooperation of physicians, chemists, physicists, mathematicians, biologists and philologists.
Early in the morning patient has a kind of asthmatic fit with oppression of the chest, a whistling respiration and a dry cough followed by heavy perspiration of he upper part of the body. There is nothing of importance to record in the examination of he patient except a number of nasal polypi, especially on the right side, about the size of a pea, and a fetid yellow secretion.