DEAR MR. BARKER, “There is only one homoeopathic doctor in Ireland, so that the science is almost unknown. Hence the prejudice against it is far more bitter than in England. And, owing to my present position in my Institute which has several Houses in the West, my homoeopathic work and propaganda must be done sub rosa.
“After reading all the available issues of “HEAL THYSELF and then your Miracles and Healing, I got together a small library of homoeopathic books and started (following your advice on page 193 of “HEAL THYSELF” for May 1933) with low potencies to prescribe for those who trusted me! This was only last Summer, and already my record book is quite respectable. Colds, boils flatulence, kicks and bruises, whitlows are among the cures of nature stimulated by the we pilleens. also blood-poisoning and train sickness.
“One of my colleagues had an operation for prostatic trouble some months ago. Another shortly afterwards developed the same symptoms and wrote to me for permission to go to Dublin for an operation which he dreaded. He consented to try some medicine which I pretended had been prescribed by an expert. He is now going strong after a fortnight. Canth 3x followed by Canth. 30 for a month, and then by Sab. serr. 3x.
“Our only homoeopathic doctor was away on holiday when I brought him a victim of melancholia (religious) and I had to put the poor fellow into an asylum, after first trying what orthodox treatment could do. It only made things worse. This was when Homoeopathy was new to me. Since then another man developed the same symptoms and as I knew him to be an Arsenic type, I gave him this (3x) with Psorin 30 every fourth day and Aur. met 3x every ninth day. In about three weeks he stopped all medicines, turned in to his work and is now as gay as a lark.
Of course these things are not wonderful to you and may be boring you, but I owe so much to your writings for opening up this new science that you will I trust, forgive me for inflicting this long letter upon you. I have been teaching Chemistry and Botany here for over twenty years, and could easily make up certain liquids-say the acids- if I were sure about the succussion problem. By the way, if the alcohol ran out shouldnt good whisky do?”.