A robust young man engaged in athletic sports was attacked with intermittent fever. He took lumps of quinine and indigenous drugs. This suppressed the paroxysms for the time being. When he came to me he gave me the symptom that he would feel feverish during the full and new moons.
Naturally, the danger of a harmful, excessive loss of blood is prevalent in such cases, since profuse haemorrhage ensues in any case as a result of the highly inflamed state of the vascular system at such times. An increase in bodily enervation due to the aggravation of nose bleeding must be prevented, therefore, under all circumstances.
It is apparent, therefore, that the diet of the Sikhs is only health-promoting so long as it is consumed in its entirety. Indeed, we know that those of this race who, for whatever reason, do not consume adequate quantities of milk, milk products and fresh vegetables, do not long retain the fine physique for which the Sikhs are famous.
The acute rheumatic fever was followed by pericarditis, endocarditis, double pleurisy with effusion; the temperature became swinging going up to between 103 and 104 every night and dropping down to 99 every morning. So it went on, week after week, month after month; several times she nearly died, but still she hung on to life with a grim persistence.
The cow was on board the vessel and the young medical man, knowing well the arguments that faith was the necessary accompaniment, if not the vital factor in Homoeopathy, thought this would be an excellent test as obviously the cow could not have faith. His treatment was quite successful in removing the warts and it decided his career as a Homoeopathic Physician.
During the night we gave him a third dose as he was restless and the bleeding had commended again. Next morning he was much better and a fourth and last dose that night completed the cure. In a week he had regained his weight and he left here well, with some more Hamamelis in his thankful mistress pocket.
Euphrasia is an exceedingly valuable remedy for many disorders, for it is excellent for watery eyes, burning and swelling of the lids and discharge of acrid matter, for a bad kind of head cold which is accompanied by burning lachrymation and by a bland discharge from the nose.
As an introduction to Homoeopathy I beg of you to buy Dr. Charettes small book called What is Homoeopathy? to be had from the publishers of this Journal. It has been translated into seven languages, which speaks for itself. It is written in light French vein, yet with quotations for every statement given. It is most enlightening and easy for any laity to grasp.
In colds or during influenza, when there is much soreness in the roof of the mouth, extending to the pharynx, right side of throat and even down to the lungs, as if parts had been scalded or burnt feeling, there is rheumatic soreness of the muscles of the palate, much dryness down the air passages, loss of taste and smell, Sanguinaria is doubly well indicated.