VARIOLINUM. It was natural that some doubt should arise in minds of several doctors, especially those with little experience, as to the exclusive use of Variolinum in the prophylaxis of smallpox. Had they been able to test it in the treatment of actual cases they might have gained confidence, but such an opportunity was defined them. In these circumstances one gets help and strength from the writings of our doughty champions who have faced such difficulties in past.
We homoeopathists have been laughed at for so defying our High Priest; people say we have a “father complex” in regard to him. Well, I am not ashamed of it, but I make one stipulation: it must be clear which Hahnemann I so admire, because his life falls into three fairly clear cut periods, two of which were homoeopathic.
Now my object in writing this paper is to suggest some additional clinical uses for drugs that some of us are too apt to restrict to certain fields. I know myself to be a sinner in this respect and I suppose everyone trying to run a homoeopathic general practice is exposed to the same temptation, for lack of time.
Generally better from cold. Hot flushes. Feet burn in bed so that she sticks them out. Weeps easily, e.g., on telling symptoms. Precepts especially on left breast. Headaches, frontal, better from cold, worse from excitement. Acid leucorrhoea. At times there has been a loss of sensation in the fingers of the left hand.