DEAR MR. BARKER, – Knowing that “a little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men,” I enclose you something which will make you smile, a cutting from the Cape Argus of November 3rd, 1934.
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 homoeopathy is utterly preposterous to him. It would be very laughable, were it not deplorable, to see the attitude of the orthodox M.Ds who do very little, and who thunder (or should I say “bray” ?) at those who believe in homoeopathy and who have received lasting benefit from it.
May I, without trespassing too much on your valuable space, quote my own case: For about ten years I suffered most severely from acute inflammation of the eyes. The attacks lasted from fourteen days to six weeks during which time I was dosed by different allopathic doctors with liberal doses of Salicylic Acid and with eye drops of Atropine. During the attacks I was compelled to sit in darkness with bandages over my eyes as the least glint of light was as if a knife stabbed me.
This continued until about 1920 when I went to Kimberely and was there attacked again. Fortunately there was a homoeopathic doctor there who was called in. He gave me (I think) Aconite and Pulsatilla. In a week I was well (the shortest attack I ever had) and have never had an attack since. I wonder what “Medicus” would say to this.
Apologizing for trespassing and trusting that you will enjoy a very hearty laugh over the enclosure,
I am, very sincerely yours,
(MR.) G. ROUND.