Evidently your most interesting and instructive articles in the “HEAL THYSELF” and your News Lives for Old annoy “Medicus” exceedingly: apparently the very idea of anyone being cured (not patched up) by homeopathy is utterly preposterous to him.
The competent use of a large Repertory requires lengthy study and guidance, and I would recommend the publishers, Messrs. Ehrhart & Karl, Chicago, to produce a short book or pamphlet, to be sold at a low price, such as a IS., giving the necessary guidance to novices. No such guidance is given in the volume itself.
Had the Act alluded to been in force, the law would have taken upon itself this responsibility, but as it did not exist here the name “Influenza” came in conveniently and everyone was satisfied and pacified, except myself who wanted to get at the true nature of the illness.
Unfortunately, much time had elapsed between the time when the original infection took place and the discovery of the disease. In the meantime serious injury had been done to the man, and he had transmitted the disease to his wife. This suggested to me the possibility of a syphilitic infection.
The Misses Scarlett gave me the greatest encouragement from the first moment, and numerous treatments which were quite new to me, instead of making me rely on glasses and on “resting” the eyes. Instead of resting the eyes I was given eye exercises. Naturally I felt terribly handicapped and did not know what I could do to earn a living.
“Mastication is of the utmost importance. It is not so much the stomach, the liver or the kidneys that need attention, but the mouth, which is the feeding station and house of preparation. through proper mastication it is possible to become more thoughtful, and more poised, in other words – balanced”.
The Baryta carb. patient is mentally and physically stunted and dwarfed in growth and development, by the inroads of this powerful enemy to life. He is lazy, slow in his movements and dull in intellect. Sometimes, as Dr. Farrington says, he is almost an imbecile.
There is a Nat. mur. inanition, a starving for salt. We do not with our small dose supply the salt that the system needs, but we cure the internal disease, we turn into order the internal physical man, and then the tissues get salt enough from the food.” Natrum mur.
That homeopathy is fully capable of treating diseases of the eyes quite as well as diseases of any other part of the body has been demonstrated by the successful treatment of hundreds of cases. The following case is one more witness to this important and far-reaching truth.
This experience further deepened his conviction that there must be something about disease that we had not understood, for here was his own case recovering from a condition that the best authorities said was incurable. To recover from disease of any kind is to stop all the infractions of natural law.
The many-sided malady of malignancy is not to be compressed within the circle of the single remedy, the natural powers of resistance varying from patient to patient. And the scourge is reaching the dimensions of a pestilence or plague. “Surgery has done its best” said the latter authority, “Can you do better?”
Thus, this would seem to indicate that we Homeopaths have been right from the beginning when we have spoken against the alkaloid Quinine. If some few Homeopaths employ this alkaloid yet, I say that such are not quite “weaned” from the teachings of their original medical tuition, but this is rare amongst us.