DEAR MR. BARKER,–Knowing that you are always interested in lay success with homoeopathy I append a little case of mine which I venture to believe, under orthodox treatment, might have had disastrous development.
March 7th, 1935. Man, aged 47, heavy pipe smoker, complained of swelling and pain in the commissure of the lips of several weeks standing.
I found a small softish lump about the size of a pea, very tender and of a dark purplish colour. It looked life a distended vein and might have been-I am not sure.
I gave Calc. fluor. 3x three times a day: a week later the swelling had subsided somewhat, but still tender. Continue medicine.
March 21st. Swelling and pain much reduced.
April 2nd. Swelling returned and very tender. Calc. fluor. 12x night and morning.
April 9th. Swelling reduced. Still tender. Continue medicine.
April 30th. Tumour returned-larger than formerly and very tender. Calc. fluor. 30x. Two doses only.
May 2nd. Swelling and pain quite gone (in forty-eight hours) has remained well to date.
This little case illustrate the benefit of not changing the remedy and also that it is not always necessary to put a “label” on a disease.
With best wishes,
Yours very truly,