The account of the illness was given me as follows. More than two years previously the child had suddenly seemed unwell, and a doctor had been called in. He diagnosed colitis and told the mother that a long time might elapse before a cure could be pronounced.
Still on this important point the oracle was dumb. That the patient has been loaded with a malignant growth the clinical condition and the Bendien findings were definite and emphatic. But had the malignancy become less quantitative or qualitative than before?
Epidemic diseases swept like flames through the land and killed their thousands, while blood diseases like scurvy were endemic and crippled their tens of thousands. A woman is not to be valued by the number of jewels she can wear, but the amount of sunshine she can radiate.
An inquiry into the condition of the home developed the fact that the father was a coffee manufacturer and merchant, being extensively engaged in the roasting and packing of coffee extracts and essences. The pains are insupportable, and the patient feels them most intensely.
As nations became more civilized, cooking and refining of foods became more highly developed specialities, with a consequent increasing prevalence of over-eating; concurrently, pyorrhoea became more general. Much suffering would be avoided, were these important facts more widely recognized.
The truth is we cannot have it both ways in this world. If we would best serve ourselves or others we must not stick to the crown of the road, or we shall never deliver the goods. Most doctors know what all this means, they also know that it would spell “bad business” should their patients practise it.
Within a month a marked improvement took place. she had no trouble with her periods; the headaches were much better; and her bowels were beginning to function more normally, and the mental symptoms were much better. I think this speaks volumes for Homeopathy.
The Greeks possessed these two faculties, the analytic and the synthetic, in an unusually happy combination to a very high degree. Hence their unsurpassed achievements. “A true physician must walk over the leaves of the book of Nature!”.