ENURESIS OF CHILDHOOD WITH CONFIRMED HOMOEOPATHIC THERAPEUTICS. A small percentage of cases may be caused by an organic lesion. To-day, almost all pediatricians appreciate the possibility that organic disease may be present in their medicinal resistant cases of enuresis. In my experience, this is a confirmed fact.
THE FALLACY OF ROUTINE AND EMPIRICAL PRESCRIBING. At the age of four years he developed an attack of acute rheumatic fever which left him with a mitral systolic lesion. About five months after this attack, he developed a severe case of tonsillitis with the usual symptoms of fever, sore throat and difficult swallowing.
CURING THE SO-CALLED HELPLESS CHILD. The diagnosis in his case, according to former pediatricians, was Mongolian Idiocy, accompanied by a probable birth injury. His was an instrument birth. His chief complaint was exemplified by his symptomatology and past personal history. He began walking at two years, with a peculiar spastic gait.
CONFIRMED THERAPEUTICS OF SOME OF THE NON-LACTOSE NOSODES IN PEDIATRICS. In the clinical proving of this nosode, as indeed in the proving of many remedies, a selective tissue action is to be noted. The Dysenteriae comp. seems to have a specific relation to the duodenum. Has this pathological fact any application in the treatment of the infant? In the newly born infant, I have, on several occasions, completely cured spasms of the pylorus.
THE EFFECTS OF THE CRUDE X-RAY ON HUMAN TISSUES AND A PROVING OF THE POTENTIZED X-RAY EMANATIONS. Recently, in working with Doctor Post of Philadelphia, I conceived the idea of having the alcohol irradiated in an open vessel and the raw rays pushed right into the alcohol without a glass screen intervening as done with a bottle which I exposed. Doctor Post has very kindly co-operated with me and we have exposed the same alcohol several times to the raw rays.
The oldest was fourteen years old; they all died from some suppurative condition, one from an appendix, one from a mastoid I dont recall what the others died from. They all died in hospitals. This child would have gone on the same road after a while if they hadnt had him taken care of in time by the proper homoeopathic remedies. The inordinate desire for cheese. I believe, is a guiding symptom for Cistus canadensis. It seemed so prominent in this case that I gave it on a stab.
A PATHOGENETIC AND CLINICAL PROVING OF THYMOL. Analyzing its symptomatology, this drug should prove a useful remedy in serious gastric conditions and in some of the diseases of the male sex organs brought on by sexual abuse. The provers have been thanked years ago for their grace of perseverance and personal sacrifice. Only those of us who have conducted a systematic proving can appreciate the amount of labor demanded in such work. I hope it will prove to be some practical value to the profession and new symptoms be added through experience.
EPIDEMIC DIARRHEA OF THE NEWBORN WITH HOMOEOPATHIC THERAPEUTICS AND CLINICAL CASES. Epidemic diarrhea of the newborn is a clinical syndrome generally limited to the first month of life. It is characterized by marked contagiousness, high morbidity and mortality rates. In a clinical pattern manifestations include frequent water stools, rapid weight loss, prostration, dehydration, and acidosis. At the autopsies there are no characteristic pathologic findings.
The more excitable and fidgety the patient felt, the more frequently they were called upon to urinate. Tired, weary lackadaisical sensation, with much mental disturbance about trifles. Gloomy at times. typical neurasthenic state. In the beginning sleep was restless, disturbed by dreams of a nondescript character, and fullness in the head, with a feeling of indifference and general broken-up state in the morning.
A COMPLETED PROVING OF BUTYRIC ACID WITH CLINICAL CONFIRMATION. Butyric acid affects principally the gastro-enteric tract. Few mental symptoms developed and few tissue changes were observed. The gastric symptoms began in the mouth with a profuse salivation. There was loss of appetite, or the appetite was not as large as usual. Two provers had an aversion to food and said, “I do not care to eat.” They complained of severe cramps in the pit of the stomach.
Much of the symptom complex has been observed in those children where the stool culture presented the Morgan bacillus and many of the confirmed symptoms have either been produced or are cured symptoms in healthy but susceptible human subjects augmented by clinical observations of the symptom complexes that they are capable of removing in the sick individual.
The neurological findings were very uncertain as occasionally there would be positive Koenig or Babinski. Never any cervical rigidity, reflexes sluggish at times. I did a spinal tap with clear fluid under much pressure but the laboratory report was negative, two cells, no globulin, normal sugar reduction. I began the case with Nux vomica because the child had been drugged and there was no complete symptom picture for me.
In regular cycles of a month or two there were some minor upsets. Then the remedy was repeated either in the same or higher potency. He was brought to see me on New Years Day, 1938, and has gained nineteen pounds. He looked the picture of health, and was eating practically everything.
Glycerin represents a deep acting and a long lasting effective drug, in its effect on the animal economy, in contra-distinction to the short, rapid, commonly used compound known as nitroglycerin, which is very short in action, and is summed up as a simple vasomotor dilator and circulatory depressant.
I wouldnt feel as though I had presented a case before the society if I hadnt given all the scientific laboratory data. We have to consider that. We know that to be a symptom-monger professionally doesnt mean very much-at least it doesnt to me. I must bring proof and in that way I educate myself and I understand and perceive what the homoeopathic remedy does.
The thought that has led me to write these confirmations of the homoeopathic remedy is due to the fact that a young homoeopathic physician, who was associated with me, was severely criticized by a surgeon for not having a case of carcinomata operated upon early.