In the same letter he states very significantly that “laboratory cancer research has gone on far so many years contentedly grinding out data and spinning deductions without attention being drawn to the fact that it never produces any useful results. And now, after a quarter of a century of research, we can see to what a deplorable waste of energy, ability and money this academic aimless toil may lead.
Some time ago a Miss H., living in a large town in the provinces, came to me complaining of diabetes. She had, of course, been given insulin long ago by her doctor, and she was injecting it every day, a number of times, in accordance with the results of the sugar test of her urine. Lately she started complaining to me about unclearness in the head and various other symptoms, which suggested to me the beginnings of insulin poisoning.
Here are a few examples of cases I know personally: A woman who had eczema for ten years, and had had over a hundred injections from skin specialists and hospitals, the result being that the eczema was worse than ever. A woman had paralysis in the left leg. She had thirty injections, it got much worse and after the injections she lost the use of the right leg also.
BROMIDE is used chiefly in the treatment of epileptics, psychotics, and neurotics. A discussion of the treatment of epilepsy is outside the scope of this paper. With regard to patients in mental hospitals, it is the authors opinion that it is possible and preferable to use methods other than that of prescribing large doses of bromide to obtain the necessary relaxation and rest.
The influence of sunlight in prevention is shown by the rarity of the disease in the sunny climates of the south. The effect of sunlight is probably as potent or more potent than that of fresh air. Light, and especially full sunlight, is as important to the cure as the prevention of rickets, and the removal of a child thus suffering to a bright and sunny climate is of great value in hastening its recovery.
At the present time there is much agitation for “shorter hours of labour”. With unity and good organization I see no reason why we should not all live in the land of plenty working less than forty hours per week. A far more important things is to learn how to spend the remaining 128 hours of leisure each week in a manner that will make every man and woman more fit than they have ever yet been during the forty working hours.
The patient is growing weaker, the temperature falling instead of going higher, and the pulse more rapid than the temperature would warrant. The indications for Pyrogen may be summered up in a few words as follows: It combines the aching of Eupatorium; the bruised soreness of Arnica; the restlessness of Arsenicum; the prostration of Baptisia and the relief from motion of Rhus tox.
Lately I have lost sight of her, but she promised to come back if there should be a return. In homoeopathy one does not depend on grand sounding names, and one falls back on the materia medica, on the symptoms laboriously collected by generations of conscientious provers, doctors and lay people, who put down in common everyday language what their reaction was after taking a remedy.
Very quickly I saw the skin round the growth begin to go crinkley, and then after that, it began to go so quickly that in another fortnight it had almost gone, and since, has disappeared– and our “Pax” is in splendid health; better than he has ever been, thanks to homoeopathy and your kindness and skill. It is certainly one more miracle to the credit of homoeopathy.
Most of the diseases which attack man are, not infrequently — perhaps generally– spontaneously recovered from without external medical aid. And it appears that the defensive activities on which cure depends are for the most part regulated by what is known as the sympathetic nervous system; which, in turn, is intimately associated with the emotions.
Various efforts have been made by them to encourage people to eat more meat. Money has been freely spent in advertising. I am of the opinion that the experiment of Stefansson and Anderson was really conducted in the interest of the meat trade, and that these men were probably well remunerated for attempting for one year such a hazardous experiment.
Especially in later years he sacrificed a good deal of time and energy regarding well-paying patients in order to keep poor sufferers in comfort. Of course you know he gained a university medal at Aberdeen. In religion he was earnest and convinced rather than orthodox. He always tried to make Gods way his way. He had a rich sense of humour with a good deal of wholesome irony and satire.
Frequently in former times simply “old age”, not “cancer” has been certified as the cause of death. Without fighting naturally auto-intoxication also the vitharmonical nutrition and regenerative metabolism are mightless. Very badly contaminated patients deciding too late for a self-control are vitharmonically regenerable only to a limited extent.
Sometimes I feel how inadequate our system of education is in the present day. We learn everything, history, geography, mathematics, but we never learn anything about our own body which is so dear to us. University authorities cry out in dismay: 60 per cent. of our boys have had health, and their chief remedy is that the boys should be medically examined from time to time.
Improvement in general health was quickly noticed, and in a few weeks all pain and discomfort disappeared. The complexion improved and weight increased, and so rapid was the improvement that six weeks and one day after the first bottle of carrot juice was taken, the patient was able to go out for a short walk with relatives.
It is significant that in tests of international physique represented by the Olympic Games, the countries like America and Finland, where total abstinence is widely practised, achieved notable superiority over the nations which still cherish the drink habit. Those who break world records in the sphere of sport to-day cannot afford to injure their bodies by even a small indulgence in alcoholic drink.