What does this convey to the world? That there is a huge clientele awaiting the advent of more doctors who practise the new art of healing. This clientele demands homoeopathy and nothing else. I can imagine many orthodox doctors saying- “What rubbish! How can the Laity diagnose?” I have said nothing about “diagnosis” so far, yet it seems to me that I have read that the late Sir William Osler (Regius Prof. of Medicine at Oxford, and formerly of McGill Medical College, Canada, and before that of Johns Hopkins University at Baltimore), stated that forty-five percent of difficult diagnoses are wrong, and that Dr. Richard Cabot, head of Harvard University, U.S.A., has put this percentage of diagnostic errors in different cases down as high as FIFTY-FIVE PER CENT and, still quoting Cabot, “notwithstanding all the known instruments of precision,” all these errors being learned at post mortems, which the laity naturally shy at, believe it or not.

Treatment requires diagnosis! We homoeopaths do not neglect this matter, but we prefer to base our prescriptions on the actual symptoms given us by the individual patient, at the moment, rather than to prescribe for the name of a disease, which has such an element of error. If the orthodox diagnosis is wrong, what becomes of the prescription?.

Remember many of our hardest cases have been to from two, eight or more allopathic practitioners and specialists. Such cases drift to homoeopathy as a last chance. (Read MR. J. E. Barkers Miracles of Healing and learn all about this “last chance”).

Personally I would rather be treated by a lay man or woman, of average intelligence, armed with a good homoeopathic manual and our special drugs, had I, let us say, pneumonia, than by any orthodox practitioner armed with his allopathic drugs, even it he was a Harley Street specialist.

In early days, when I was very young, I can remember most startling cures, without speaking to, or even knowing, the patients. To illustrate:.

One case was a young woman who had been in the hands of many orthodox doctors, who became so violent at her menstrual periods that at times she whipped everybody out of her home, screaming with her excruciating neuralgic pains (this was the “keynote” of the case). In fact she acted as one possessed. Yet four or six drops of Xanthoxylum fraxinum cured that case quickly and permanently! Was it chance or coincidence? I dont think so, nor did her people, besides which the remedy was chosen “according to Law”. How was this? Study homoeopathy and you can easily do just such miracles.

Ethelbert Petrie Hoyle
BIO: Dr. Ethelbert Petrie Hoyle 1861 – 1955 was a British orthodox physician who converted to homeopathy. He served as editor of the International Homeopathic Medical Directory and Travelling Secretary to the International Homeopathic Society.