The consumption of alcohol and nicotine should be decreased on a frequent recurrence of attacks. Very important also is that patients should be spared every excitement, though this advice nowadays is purely a theoretical prescription. We must resort, therefore, to medicines.
The growth in the foot was excised, and the patient recovered. The patient was now under the care of Professor Chiene; the microscopical examination was inconclusive. He also showed drawings of the hands of an American physician who had taken Arsenic for long periods in considerable doses.
Among these are many of the most prominent members of the royal families of England and other countries, and among the great men of the past who were treated homeopathically were statesmen such as Disraeli, Bright, Bismarck. There are scores of homeopathic hospitals throughout the world.
More hospitals are built, for which God in pious language is thanked, more mental deficiency homes, more mad houses (is not suicide on the increase ?), millions of pounds paid for “research” work, which word covers the horrors of vivisection, in a vain and futile effort to find a cure.
Some decades ago vaccination was made compulsory and those who refused to vaccinata their children or to be vaccinated themselves, were fined, put in prison and treated as criminals. The mischief done by compulsory vaccination cried to heaven. The medical profession claims to have the monopoly of the knowledge of the art of healing.
One remembers a case far advanced with rheumatoid arthritis, there were the typical pear-shaped swellings of the wrists and ankles: she was not able to raise her arms in order to attend to her hair even; she was brought at first in a bath chair as she could not walk.
The first four diseases are measles, scarlet fever, whooping cough and diphtheria. During that period the death-rate for measles has diminished by 75 per cent., that of scarlet fever by about 66 per cent., that of whooping cough by 60 per cent., and that of diphtheria by only 50 per cent.
Certainly the optimism that is displayed about the omnipotence of Science and the inevitability of progress through it is rarely tempered by the warning of Goethe that everything which tends to free our spirit without giving us an increasing mastery over ourselves must be pernicious.
This will preserve the extract for a week. Take from ten to twenty drops, according to the severity of the case, in a teaspoonful of water shortly before retiring. This acts as a pronounced sedative, is a powerful disinfectant, leaves no odour in the breath the following day, does not disturb the digestion, and is inexpensive to prepare.
Even the best and the most careful homeopathic prescribers make avoidable mistakes in treatment, and every conscientious homeopath should occasionally review not only his success but also, and particularly, his failures. One must always carefully consider the common-sense aspects, studying the case of every patient like a detective.