While some acute conditions of disease may have been mitigated by chlorinization of water it has indisputably increased to an alarming degree many forms of chronic sickness, including the more alarming and difficult conditions such as Brights disease and cancer. For proof of the aforementioned statements we need only cite the reports of the various boards of vital statistics, State and Federal, showing the alarming increase of those diseases.
This means that any disease with that particular Keynote will be relieved if treated as the Prescriber directs. Remedies in parenthesis should be alternated with the chief biochemic. The Tissue Salts are not purgative but gentle tonics. They accomplish their work by restoring healthy conditions without any undesirable reaction such as allopathic drugs usually produce.
Those readers of mine who have positive observations to offer on the various salts would put all of us under a great obligation. The use of iodized salt is of course not permissible. Iodine is an extremely dangerous drug which no wise doctor will readily order for the sick. Many people in perfect health swallow iodized salt and other medicated salts day after day because of some wretched theory out of which the manufacturers of these salts make a large income.
Some of this pseudomedical knowledge on the part of the patient is paraded with a genuine hope that it may save time and also expense. Indeed, a wholesome corrective to the excesses of the clinic system is being made apparent nowadays by the necessity for economy on the patients part. For it is a fact that modern doctoring has become too expensive for many people.
Just to enumerate briefly, my attention was called to it by the fact that she had plenty of blood in the stools; she had a typical aluminium constipation; she was emaciated; eruption appeared first in the palm of her hand from the constant handling of these things. She also had an eruption on the soles of the feet, and she even had the craving for starch.
The first indication of an attack is a slight soreness and stiffening of the area surrounding, both of which gradually increase until the pain becomes so severe that I find it necessary to place myself in the hands of a surgeon. This condition is accompanied by rising temperature, but the latter, together with the pain, etc., immediately begin to disappear as soon as the affected area has been opened and the pus or decayed bone removed.
In these days of motor versus horse transport the reaction to serum treatment of town-bred children gives no guidance to that of rural dwellers, particularly those in the agricultural industry or in contact with the house population-in fact, I consider that 10 minims solution of adrenaline should be given before any serum injection, especially to children of an asthmatic parent, or those in close association with horses, as in a agricultural area.
Now what had caused this remarkable clearing up? Diphtherinum, and / or Lycopodium, or the Anti-Toxin injection? The doctor was amazed at the rapid recovery-never having seen such a mild dose in forty years practice, etc. For various personal reasons he was not informed of the Homoeopathic treatment, and could only think that it was his prompt injection the moment the disease was confirmed.
The attainment is now much easier, the path is much smoother for would-be food reformers, and the reward is much greater. It is still true, however, that the way of the Reformer is more or less rough, and always will be, for the things in this world that are worth having are worth striving for. We should not appreciate them when we got them if it were otherwise.
With regard to the psoriasis it is certainly not worse, and I see slight signs of improvement. The patches are not easy to assess, as the appearance varies from day to day, according to the amount of dry skin on the surface. I quite 18 months. This was over eight years ago. I felt it had been a waste of money. After trying one treatment after another, I have so often come to a similar conclusion.
There seems to be a fad just now to extract the teeth of persons suffering with rheumatism. Possibly it is justifiable in occasional cases. Recently in conversation with one of the best dentists that I have ever known, I stated that I believe that in about one-half of the instances where people had their teeth extracted for relief from rheumatism, the teeth were sacrificed unnecessarily and without benefit to the patient.
These symptoms continue, as a rule, to increase in intensity until a definite drowsiness appears. There may be complaint also of vague headaches and of general muscle pains. The headaches tend to be worse in the evening than in the morning, being aggravated probably by the alkali taken during the day. Somnolence and drowsiness become an increasingly prominent feature, until finally the patient may even pass into a deepening coma.
In prescribing for my patient I acted on the assumption that his trouble was probably due to scarlatina and vaccinal poisoning. Needless to say his condition was aggravated by an unsuitable diet which included meat, bacon, coffee two or three times a day, etc. I gave him a strengthening, blood clearing and eliminating diet, extremely rich in vitamins.
Only later on I learned the following great verity: Only too often doctors receive from patients the warmest gratitude in case in which they have either done nothing or in which they have made acute by a fluke. That is a certain compensation for the numerous cases in which our labours, our anxiety and sleepless nights are repaid with black ingratitude.
Space does not permit me to give further details as to the manifold uses of alcohol in medicine. suffice it to say that a remedy bearing the endorsement of such eminent authorities as those quoted, even if not approved by a small minority of physicians who disapprove of this useful drug because it is occasionally abused, must be judged in an unbiased manner, and its true usefulness conceded.