This books needs an introduction because of the words like, drainage; Drainer, tubercular conditions, etc. which are new to the Homoeopathic of India. The drainage is one of the most important system of Homoeopathic treatment among the French homoeopaths. In short, drainage nothing but the use of remedies having ephemeral action in order to help in the eliminatory functions of the antipsoric remedies. The helping remedies are generally the complementaries and antidotes of the principal basic remedy. The antidotes are used as an umbrella working as a check, in the too dangerous eliminatory function of the basic drug, which may cause aggravation of the disease. The word, tuberculinic, tubercular conditions, have been introduced into homoeopathy by Dr.A.Nebel of Lausanne who made serious investigations on tuberculines. It is Dr Nebel who says that, if the word Psora dose not merit to be maintained only to honour the memory of Hahnemann, we may replace it with Tuberculinism,. Some explanation are required about the above two facts in order that the principle of drainage and canalisation and identity of tubercular condition with Psoric miasm may not be misunderstood by the orders of this little book. I have, therefore, given in the summary of tow lectures of Dr.Fortier Bernoville, one on, identity of Psora and tuberculinism; delivered in Glasgow(1936) and the other on principles of Drainage and Canalisation.

Identity of Psora with Tuberculinism: if the name psora dose not merit to be maintained in order to honour the memory of Hahnemann, we may replace it by the word tuberculinism,.It is thus Dr.A.Nebel expressed himself in 1934.This opinion has become very much current among the French homoeopaths. It should be supported by 1.Clinic, 2.Laboratory work and 3.Homoeopathic therapeutics.

Let us see first of all what Psora of Hahnemann is? It is according to Master the most common, the most contagious and the most stubborn miasm.He called, itch, not only to lesions caused by Sarcoptic but also to all chronic, when suppressed, of causing numerous and varied metastasis.He shows by the help of numerous documentaries that the Psora may be succeeded by, suffocating catarrh, hydropsy, pleurisy, all sort of cough and hemoptysis, meningitis, ascites, hydrocele, jaundice, deafness, diabetes, haemorrhoids etc;. The researches of Hahnemann has been singularly illuminated by the researches of Richet, vidal and A.Lumiere. What do we mean by tuberculous virus according to the works of modern biologists?

After discovery by Koch the bacilli of Tuberculosis which Villemin foresaw, numerous kinds of alcohol or acid resistants have been discovered. At that time, one did not admit the existence of tuberculosis until and unless, Koch’s bacilli were detected by the microscope in the sputum. At present, the discovery of tubercular ultra-viruses, which are capable to cross through the placenta (Hauduroy, Arloing, Dufour) and cause contagion in utero (Calmette, Valtis, Negre, Boquet) has completely exploded the theory of Koch’s bacilli. The important of cuti-reactions which were then completely unknown has now become very important. Thus heredo-tuberculosis has become a reality like that of heredo-syphilis, which proves the theory of Psora.

We have then two theories: That of Psora and that of Tuberculinism. Now we will show their identity:

Clinical proofs.

The works of Bezacon and Jacquelin (Congress on Asthma, 1933), m show the close relation of Asthma with tuberculosis. The children of asthmatics very often become tubercular or inversely. It is also seen that asthma develops in chronic tubercular patients cured on in persons having calcified cavities.

Poncet has long ago described a form of Rheumatoid arthritis of tubercular origin. Numerous forms of arthritis are now attributed to the tubercular viruses. It is this conception which has led to the use of Gold in cases of rheumatoid arthritis, with frequent success. Let us note that the reaction of Vernes- resorcine is very often positive in these affections.

The tubercular form of salpingitis has a tendency of becoming more important. Pure or gonorrhoeal forms are associated. Same thing is considered in appendicitis (Caecal tuberculosis).

Some good results are obtained by anti-tubercular treatment in several other diseases. Asthma with Tuberculines (Jacqueline), treatment of rheumatism by chrysotherapy, methilic antigen or allergine.

Mauritius Fortier-Bernoville
Mauritius (Maurice) Fortier Bernoville 1896 – 1939 MD was a French orthodox physician who converted to homeopathy to become the Chief editor of L’Homeopathie Moderne (founded in 1932; ceased publication in 1940), one of the founders of the Laboratoire Homeopathiques Modernes, and the founder of the Institut National Homeopathique Francais.

Bernoville was a major lecturer in homeopathy, and he was active in Liga Medicorum Homeopathica Internationalis, and a founder of the le Syndicat national des médecins homœopathes français in 1932, and a member of the French Society of Homeopathy, and the Society of Homeopathy in the Rhone.

Fortier-Bernoville wrote several books, including Une etude sur Phosphorus (1930), L'Homoeopathie en Medecine Infantile (1931), his best known Comment guerir par l'Homoeopathie (1929, 1937), and an interesting work on iridology, Introduction a l'etude de l'Iridologie (1932).

With Louis-Alcime Rousseau, he wrote several booklets, including Diseases of Respiratory and Digestive Systems of Children, Diabetes Mellitus, Chronic Rheumatism, treatment of hay fever (1929), The importance of chemistry and toxicology in the indications of Phosphorus (1931), and Homeopathic Medicine for Children (1931). He also wrote several short pamphlets, including What We Must Not Do in Homoeopathy, which discusses the logistics of drainage and how to avoid aggravations.

He was an opponent of Kentian homeopathy and a proponent of drainage and artificial phylectenular autotherapy as well.