DISCUSSIONS OF THE THEORY AND PRINCIPLES OF HOMOEOTHERAPEUTICS AND RELATED MEDICAL TOPICS

In this bitter and bigoted spirit Mr. Thomas Craven reviews several branches of the painters art and their representatives, and comes to the foregone conclusion that the painter is not to be regarded as un homme desprit. His article concludes with a tirade which is one of the grossest exhibitions of wholesale condemnation, prejudice, brutality, and virulence it has ever been my misfortune to read.

DISCUSSIONS OF THE THEORY AND PRINCIPLES OF HOMOEOTHERAPEUTICS AND RELATED MEDICAL TOPICS

I shall have to grant the argument, change my tactics, but stick to my proposition, to wit: that there is a tenant in the house- a soul in the body-and that his rights and feelings should be respected. Stated thus, I hope I am in position to maintain my thesis. I have at least established an analogy, thanks to my unseen friend, and that is the real purpose of this article.

DISCUSSIONS OF THE THEORY AND PRINCIPLES OF HOMOEOTHERAPEUTICS AND RELATED MEDICAL TOPICS

Public and profession alike have so long been blinded and confused by crude, materialistic ideas about disease in general and cancer in particular, that they have lost the power of discrimination between a disease and its end products. The theory of the local nature and existence of cancer has been held so long and so tenaciously that it is exceedingly difficult to get a hearing for the long recognized (in part) but newly demonstrated truth.

DISCUSSIONS OF THE THEORY AND PRINCIPLES OF HOMOEOTHERAPEUTICS AND RELATED MEDICAL TOPICS

The appearance of serious poetry in a medical magazine is unusual, of course, but it is hoped that none of my readers will be unable to rally from the shock of this unconventional procedure, since there are certain phases of the subject which lend themselves naturally to poetic expression and cannot as adequately be expressed, at least by me, in any other literary form.

DEPARTMENT OF HOMOEOPATHIC PHILOSOPHY

Although great progress has been made by many physicians in raising their standards of business and professional ethics, in adopting and maintaining policies based upon the idea of honest and efficient service and in educating the people along these lines, there are still too many who give no evidence of having ever heard of such ideas, or of having been influenced by them if they have heard of them.

EDITORIAL NOTES AND COMMENTS

The Congress should help to raise the status of Homoeopathy here. And some of the American doctors were very pleased with how things went. They will tell you. The Prince of Wales was not only our Patron, but he wrote us a charming message of greeting. The Lord Mayor presided at a meeting at the Mansion House, at his invitation, and we had a fine crowd there.

EDITORIAL NOTES AND COMMENTS

Useful symptoms must have time to develop. They do not and cannot appear when the organism is shocked into insensibility and death. The organism must have time to react naturally and manifest the character, degree and location of its disturbance. It can do this only under relatively small, sub-lethal doses, and then only when the drug is introduced through the natural channels and not forced into the circulation through the hypodermic needle.

DISCUSSION OF THE THEORY AND PRINCIPLES OF HOMOEOTHERAPEUTICS AND RELATED MEDICAL TOPICS

The typical pirate, literally or metaphorically, always buries his stolen treasure. That is the only way he knows of disposing of it, for he cannot use it as the only way he hopes to escape the law and enjoy his ill-gotten gains at some future time. But that time never comes. His treasure in its original form is a burden and a terror to him. He thinks that when he can dig it up and turn it into currency he will be able to spend and enjoy it.

DISCUSSIONS OF THE THEORY AND PRINCIPLES OF HOMOEOTHERAPEUTICS AND RELATED MEDICAL TOPICS

The exploiters of artificial immunity take very good care to see that the wind is just right when enter the field-an easy job because they make it themselves, like the mechanics behind the scenes in the movie-studio, who turn on a tornado to order, when the picture requires it. Both are fakes, but they make a tremendous impression upon the ever-gullible public.

DISCUSSIONS OF THE THEORY AND PRINCIPLES OF HOMOEOTHERAPEUTICS AND RELATED MEDICAL TOPICS

Histologists tear and tease organic tissue to tatters, and under the microscope scan its cells and fibers, but never succeed in bringing their formative principle into view nor in gaining any knowledge of its nature. Lacking imagination, the see connective tissue but are blind to connective principle. They clutch at the shadow but do not find or see the substance.

DISCUSSIONS OF THE THEORY AND PRINCIPLES OF HOMOEOTHERAPEUTICS AND RELATED MEDICAL TOPICS

These experiences brought me gradually to the realization that the poet Longfellow was right when he sand, “There is no death! What seems so is transition”; that the current, morbid idea of death is a figment of mans perverted imagination grounded in ignorance and fear; that in truth, as St. Paul said, “Christ has abolished death and brought life and immortality to light.

EDITORIAL

I fancy some of the old fellow might like to read them over again, and even younger ones might find something in them to set them to thinking. Possibly they might discover that they had been progressing backward since I laid down the pen and stopped fighting for safe and sane medicine in the form of Hahnemannian Homoeopathy.

HOMOEOPATHIC PHILOSOPHY AND MODERN MEDICINE

From the atom to immensity, in every realm of nature and in every part of it, intelligence is displayed. The microscope, the telescope and the test tube, as well as reason, alike reveal it. Everywhere are the evidences of purpose, design and will. Everywhere energy is present. Everywhere action and reaction are taking place. Everywhere law reigns. All these are the powers, qualities and attributes of Mind and Life, and of nothing else. Nothing can conform to law without knowing. Conformity to law implies intelligence. Certainly nothing can originate a law within itself, nor obey a law unless it knows.

NEGLECTED PSYCHOLOGICAL AND HYGIENIC FACTORS IN SURGICAL CASES

That the coarse-grained, heavily muscled, show-moving, dull- minded individual will react very differently, from the sensitive, high-strung, nervous, quick-moving, intellectual individual is probably known to every one. There are many intermediate types; but how often do even these most extreme differences enter into the diagnostic procedure and conclusions of the physician or surgeon when considering a case ?.

SYSTEMS IN SCIENCE

As an exposure of total ignorance of the true relation of systems to science Professor Goldscheiders dictum is complete. As an expression of arrogance, intolerance and bigotry it is comprehensive. It affords sufficient vindication for those who hold that “Modern scientific medicine” is the most unscientific body in the scientific world of today.

SEROLOGY AND CHRONIC DISEASES

Beginning with innoculation with the virus of small-pox among the Chinese and Turks centuries ago, down through its modifications in “vaccination”, and thence through the extension and development of that idea into modern serology, this Satanic agency has gone on doing its malignant work, taking a constantly increasing toll of human life and health.

COORDINATING THEOLOGY WITH MEDICINE

Every action that goes on within it, every thought and exertion of the mind, every breath, every pulsation of the heart, every act of digestion, assimilation or elimination requires the use of power and the expenditure of force. What and whence is this power? What is it source and nature? Chemists, physicists and biologists in their respective fields, are not able to answer these questions.

HOMOEOPATHIC PHILOSOPHY AND MODERN MEDICINE

Homoeopathic Philosophy, of course, like any other branch of philosophy, deals with the general principles,. laws and theories that furnish the rational explanation of things that come within its scope. It is sometimes called the Science of Homoeopathics. It has its source and was first set forth in The Organon of Medicine, by Samuel Hahnemann, the originator and founder of the homoeopathic system of therapeutics.

THE WORLD WITHIN US

Superficially it looks as if both men were colossal egotists filled with self-conceit; but there were saving factors in each case. Both men were of intellectual greatness and tremendous powers of concentration. If they were conceited they had good reason for it. Probably both realized their weakness in their moments of introspection, but justified themselves by referring to the treatment they received from their contemporaries.

MYSTERY AND THE INTANGIBLE

The universe is full of mystery and the further physical science penetrates into the unknown the deeper and more insoluble it grows. And as for The Intangible: what is the ultimate object and highest aim of science, philosophy and religion but to reduce everything, theoretically, to the “intangible,” and then from that sure foundation to build up the material and the concrete?

Person As a Whole

Dr. Barkers paper indicates that the trend of thought is toward the ultimate recognition and acceptance of a common philosophy as a bond of union between all schools of medicine. In no other way is it possible to bring about anything like a real unity in the medical profession than by agreement among the leaders upon certain fundamental philosophical concepts and principles.

THE IDENTITY OF HAHNEMANNS “VITAL FORCE” WITH THE SUBCONSCIOUS MIND

Orthodoxy we have always with us, in science as well as religion. Reactionaries always with us, in science as well as religion. Reactionaries always resent and react against any word, expression or action which tends to enlarge the boundaries they have arbitrarily set in their creeds, customs or codes. Hence the ridicule and criticism to which Hahnemann and his followers have been subjected to for using certain words that are “taboo” in scientific circles.

DEPARTMENT OF HOMOEOPATHIC PHILOSOPHY

Here is a man of genial personality, good native ability, of excellent training as a prescriber, long experience in medicine and surgery, high reputation in his community and popular among his patients, who has allowed himself to become overcrowded with work, hasty and superficial in his examinations, inaccurate in his prescribing and unsuccessful as to result-and all largely because of a bad financial policy.

The Logic Of Homoeopathy

The logical factor of homoeopathy is commonly overlooked. The remarkable cures performed by such men as Boenninghausen, Hering, Lippe, Dunham, Fincke and Wells are regarded as having been due to some mysterious personal power or insight possessed by them as individuals. That similar results are attainable by anyone who will master the logical method is difficult for many to believe.

THE IDENTITY OF HAHNEMANNS “VITAL FORCE” WITH THE SUBCONSCIOUS MIND

Professor Gates might well have devoted some time to a careful study of Hahnemanns “Organon,” with special attention to the method and principles of drug-proving. If he had put it to practical use Hahnemanns debt to him for elucidating the vital force would have been more than paid, for Professor Gates, it seems, thought he was on the eve of discovery of the fundamental law of cure, although he has not yet announced it.

Therapeutic Nihilism

In pathology and physiology there has been a gradual breaking away from the tyranny of authority that has so long held the medical profession in its grip. But in therapeutic medication this nihilistic tendency has carried them almost to the point of complete negation.

CANCER A CONSTITUTIONAL DISEASE

The impressive series of active, far-advanced and even inoperable cases of cancer successfully treated and in many instances cured, by regulation of diet alone, reported by Dr. L. Duncan Bulkley in his book, “Cancer and Its Non-Surgical Treatment,” and by other workers in the same line, should convince even the most sceptical that a great, practical truth has been brought to light.

The Psychological Point of View

Truth is Life, Mind, Spirit: absolute, infinite and immortal. Organisms in which truth embodies itself are transitory. They change, decay and pass away, but life is continuous. Truth, like the fabled phoenix, burns itself on the altar and arise from its own ashes….

Indispositions and the Second Best Remedy

There is a class of cases which require for their cure, only the correction of faulty habits and the removal of exciting causes. They should be given placebo instead of a remedy….

Symptomatology

Hahnemann defines symptoms broadly as, “any manifestation of a deviation from a former state of health, perceptible by the patient, the individuals around him, or the physician.” We have here the basis of the common division of symptoms into two general classes- Subjective and Objective….

Examination of the Patient

The technique of an examination for the purpose of diagnosing the disease is quite different from that of the examination for making the homoeopathic prescription….

General Interpretations

Homoeopathy, as a science, rests fundamentally upon four general principles; Similarity, Contrariety, Proportionality and Infinitesimality, reducible to the universal principle of Homoeosis, or Universal Assimilation. …

Schools of Philosophy

Schools of Philosophy like Materialism, Idealism and Substantialism are discussed along with Hahnemann’s approach and view point….

The Scope of Homeopathy

Homoeopathy as a therapeutic method is concerned primarily only with the *morbid vital processes in the living organism, which are perceptibly represented by the symptoms, irrespective of what caused them….

The Unity of Medicine

Close discusses the need to treat the man as a whole. He argues that we don’t need specialists who fail to see the patient as a whole….

Life, Health & Disease

It is not against disease that we struggle, but against the causes of disease. The actual causes of disease in the last analysis are from without. They do not exist in the life substance itself….

Susceptibility, Reaction and Immunity

By susceptibility we mean the general quality or capability of the living organism of receiving impressions; the power to react to stimuli. Susceptibility is one of the fundamental attributes of life….

General Pathology of Homoeopathy

This classification of the phenomena of disease into miasms, led to the broadest generalization in pathology and etiology that has ever been made, and greatly simplified and elucidated the whole subject….

Cure & Recovery

Natural recoveries following treatment consisting of mere palliation of symptoms should not be mistaken for cures nor falsely paraded as such. A Cure is Always a Result of Art and is Never Brought About by Nature….

The Drug Potential

The theory of the drug potential appears to be a logical corollary of the dynamical theory of life, the law of similars and the law of potentiation. Taken together they make up the great trait of fundamental principles in the Hahnemannian philosophy. …

The Logic of Homeopathy

Every one of homeopathy’s processes, from the conduct of the proving to the making of a curative prescription is governed by the principles of inductive as well as deductive logic….

Homeopathic Posology

The selection of the dose is as much an integral part of the process of making a homoeopathic prescription as the selection of the remedy, and often quite as important. A well selected remedy may fail utterly, or even do injury, because of wrong dosage. …

Potentisation and The Infinitesimal Dose

Struck by the idea of the development of latent powers through what Hahnemann had at first considered merely as dilution, he ceased calling the process : dilution,” and named it “potentization” or “potentiation”…