I have very often cured deafness with the aid of homoeopathy, but most of the cases have needed so many remedies that I could not cite them without occupying too much space.

A lady of sixty, of the Vieille noblesse catholique anglaise, came to me in december, 1886, sent her daughter, whom I had of neuralgia. The daughter had neuralgia or right side of head very badly, that she thought originally came from a coup de vent.

She spent the winter of 1885-6 in Nice, and one day sat next to a gentleman at the table dhote; they compared notes about their state of being, when it transpired that the gentleman had previously suffered from the very same sort of neuralgia, and in the identical spot, and that for many years until he came to me, when I (thanks to homoeopathy) cured him. I had intended giving the case of deafness as my forty-first reason for being a homoeopath, but I will alter my plan, and instead give this cure of neuralgia.

The lady was forty years of age, and came to me in April, 1886; the pain was in the right side of brow, face, ear, and neck, and had been on ever since the preceding November.

Thuja occidentalis in a rather high dilution and infrequent doses cured the neuralgia in a few weeks, and the lady in question has thought this brilliant cure of her neuralgia of itself sufficient for becoming a homoeopath, and if it be enough in itself to convert the sufferer to homoeopathy, it will surely be good enough to be one of my fifty reasons, and that the forty- first.

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.