CHOLECYSTITIS. A very bad morphine habit had been picked up through the years of pain, and the eradication of this was even harder to accomplish than the involution of the stone. He was constipated but relied on laxatives for relief, so deepening the atonic state of the colon continually, through frequent false stimulation and its resultant enervation.
As a thesis on the subject of homoeopathy, I know of nothing more to the point than a recital of those experiences that led me, as a recent graduate of the allopathic school of medicine, to a wholehearted adoption of the philosophy and practice of the newer school-homoeopathy.
Allopathy decries specific prescribing, preferring to treat disease expectantly, the expectation being evidently that something different may soon happen, and an expectation that seldom disappoints, for whether the new happening be recovery or death, neither is touched by the object of the allopathic prescription, as the cause is never well understood.
Earlier observers had for some time been describing a condition of catarrh and various degrees of inflammation of the vermiform appendix under the title of typhlitis and perityphlitis, and a few had recognized the rupture of the appendix as a probable cause of the widespread peritonitis that had proved so unmanageable and so fatal.
Surely we can agree with the Doctor that a very large percentage of all cases if illness are hindered rather than helped in the recovery process by their medical advisors and attendants. This is particularly evident in acute illness where the so-called accepted and accredited modes of treatment run the death rate up to appalling figures.