Clinical



For the venous state of the blood itself the chlorate of potassium and the Peroxide of Hydrogen have been used with undoubted benefit.

Ferrum is a most likely medicine indeed on theoretical grounds and from analogy; the sixth trituration of the phosphate is very potent in controlling the vascular system and it simultaneously affects the blood mass.

And referring again to Rhus: There is also not wanting evidence of its action on the venous system which, though not great, still is there: “Swelling of the anal region, haemorrhoidal tumours” It seems also to act pretty strongly on muscle.

The best study of Rhus with which I am acquainted is Carroll Dunham’s (Lectures on Materia Medica, 1879, P. 121, et seq.), and this eminent man says (P. 127): it produces an apparent passive congestion of the heart.

That Rhus is an important cardiac may alone be deduced from its reflected action upon the skin. It is also undoubtedly a blood medicine.

James Compton Burnett
James Compton Burnett was born on July 10, 1840 and died April 2, 1901. Dr. Burnett attended medical school in Vienna, Austria in 1865. Alfred Hawkes converted him to homeopathy in 1872 (in Glasgow). In 1876 he took his MD degree.
Burnett was one of the first to speak about vaccination triggering illness. This was discussed in his book, Vaccinosis, published in 1884. He introduced the remedy Bacillinum. He authored twenty books, including the much loved "Fifty Reason for Being a Homeopath." He was the editor of The Homoeopathic World.