My first information of homoeopathy was in regard to the Hospital. “They dont believe in operations,” my informant told me, “in that Hospital.” He was an enormous man and I was unkind enough to form the idea that he drank heavily.
In order to sense the sharpness of his tools the physician must needs have a just comprehension of the physics of life, especially as implied in the philosophy of Hahnemanns Organon. OUR old, brutal materialism seems to be slowly melting away.
Many people known to me use their false teeth only in order to be able to smile. They cannot chew with their plated and either swallow their food unmasticated or they take out the artificial teeth and endeavour to chew with their gums. I suppose dentistry is like surgery.
According to Hahnemann then, the strength (size) of the dose is very important, and the more homoeopathic our remedy in a given case the greater the danger of doing harm. Yet we cannot accept any mans dictum, and faith can have no place in science.
Clematis erecta is a medicinal plant which causes interruption of urinary emission. Homeopathy has a vast wealth of remedied which will not stupefy but cure, to the surprise and amazement of those doctors who undertake to experiment with these wonderful remedies.
Cough, kidney pain, sleeplessness and bladder trouble disappeared, but the old looked anaemic, was restless, and complained about palpitations which are frequently found in the anaemic because the heart is starved of food. The cure evidently held good.
The old-fashioned doctor could differentiate these two types. amoebic and bacillary dysentery, even if he did not know the names of the “bugs”; now it needs a laboratory, and this is not always certain. There is a fullness in the region of the liver, and pain under the right ribs.
The electro-cardiograph showed that the lady was suffering from pronounced damage of the heart muscle, that the heart was enlarged, and there was pronounced congestion of the lungs and the legs were dropsical. The few examples given are representative of many.
“Of late years orthodox medicine has drifted farther and farther away from Nature. The medical profession seems to be ruled by the surgeon and the laboratory man to a far too great extent. “Humanity already owes the author a very heavy debt of gratitude for other literary efforts.
It so happens hat human beings have the same kind of membranes in their joints. These membranes should be smooth and glistening, so smooth that one bone slides over the other with ease and without obstruction. Then all motion is of course lost. DR. RASMUS ALSAKER, The Master Key to Health.