Hahnemann first diluted drugs to lessen their violent action and in doing so incidentally hit upon the principle of potentization. The diphtheria case shows how the force of circumstances may restrict our choice to the nearest similar as the most available remedy.
Some days later the dressing was removed and the foot was found to be mortified, the result of improper dressing. amputation was performed just above the ankle joint, in living tissues. The wound refused in spite of great local persuasion to heal. A single dose of Silica, in high potency, given by the mouth, ended the matter in three weeks.
Plant hormones seem to act on animals and human beings very much in the same way in which animal hormones and human beings. The healing virtue of many herbs in apparently due to the hormones contained in them which occur only in infinitely small quantity. Isolation will probably never be possible.
In the beginning of 1925 I had a clearly pronounced case of gouty headache (Alex Koutchoopaidze, 40) : Unbearable headaches almost unintermitting lasting about a year, sleeplessness, frequent nausea, vomiting, the blood contained uric acid, Sinapisms gave a little relief, but no remedies helped.
According to the symptoms Arsenicum album was indicated, so I prepared a dose of 5 grains of the 3x trituration of a piece of liver (cats are very fond of liver but he noticed it and refused the dose.) The only way now was to use a little gentle force, so Tommy had to submit to be held firmly, and given the Arsenicum powder dry on the tongue.
A YOUNG woman complained about severe burning in the stomach and the burning sensation went up the swallowing tube into her mouth. Many doctors proclaim “Cancer is incurable except by operation.” I cannot agree with this statement. I think it would be wiser if doctors said : “I cannot cure cancer by medicinal means.
The body endeavours to eliminate poisons in various ways, by producing a diarrhoea, an abscess, profuse perspiration, a skin eruption, etc. Many of the most serious diseases are accompanied by a skin eruption, such as measles, scarlatina, etc. A skin disease comes from the inside and should be treated from the inside.
At one time many people in the West, in order to keep fit, lifted heavily weighted dumb-bells. If these exercises were overdone it was found that a distressing, condition known as being “muscle bound” arose, to the detriment of the strength of the patient.
I have never had a case of poliomyelitis go to paralysis. And there has never been but one child that has come down with it when they were given this when first exposed or before there were any signs of the trouble. This was a case of poliomyelitis all right as the child did not recover as quickly as they generally do when they have the treatment on the start.
THE iris shows not only the signs of different diseases and injuries, but demonstrates also the existence of harmful substances in the body. There are many other drugs which alter the colour of the iris, such as bromide, carbolic acid, boracic, digitalis, etc. All these leave a peculiar mark on the coloured portion of the eye.