IN all diseases which the so-called practical glance, which pretends to be able to see everything, even the inner processes of morbid nature, could make nothing of, as also in all those that would not fit in with any name in pathology, it was theoretically assumed that there were present viscid, inspissated humours and obstructions of the minute nameless vessels in the interior of the body which nobody could see, in order that the favourite dandelion might be prescribed in accordance with this fantastic assumption.
On account of its milky juice it was theoretically assumed that it must act like a soap, and as soap chemically dissolve in the interior of the living body whatever the practitioner was pleased to imagine existed in the diseased human system of a viscid, inspissated and obstructive character.
Had the pure powers of dandelion to effect changes in the human health been ever tested, and had it thus been experimentally ascertained what peculiar morbid states it was able characteristically to produce, and had then a pure therapeutic trial been made of this plant, administered alone, in any case of disease, and it had been found to effect a rapid and permanent cure, it would have been seen convincingly on comparing the totality of the symptoms of the disease cured by this remedy with the morbid symptoms dandelion can produce in the healthy body, that this plant can only cure in virtue of its symptoms being similar to those of the case off disease, and that it could not fail to cure it in accordance with the eternal homoeopathic law of nature and that, for that very reason, it could not be of use in those morbid states the like of which dandelion is not able to produce. HAHNEMANN, Materia Medica Pura.
“A fundamental principle which distinguishes the homoeopathic physician from every physician of all older schools, is this: that he never gives a medicine whose effect has not been previously proved and thus made known to him.
“To prescribe for the sick on some mere conjecture of some possible usefulness in some similar disease, or from hearsay that a remedy has helped in such and such a disease, is a conscientious venture that the philanthropic homoeopath will leave to the allopath.” HAHNEMANN.
“Neither in my practice, nor in a lunatic asylum, have I ever met a patient attacked by melancholy, madness, or frenzy, in whom these diseases were not based upon psora, sometimes complicated with syphilis.” HAHNEMANN, Chronic Diseases.
$ MORE LITTLE CASES
[More Little Cases -1].
Homoeopathy By Dr M L Tyler.
# 1938 Sep Vol VII No 9.
^ Tyler M L.
` Lyc / Lach / Caul.
HERE are some rather charming little cases, sent by Dr. M. of Swansea some time ago. They show how Homoeopathy can come to the rescue, in otherwise intractable conditions.
(1) A baby, 12 days old had lost weight the last few days, then it developed fits. For about three days it was having a dozen fits or so each day. It was at this stage that we saw it, and the nurse told us that it was dying. The face was cyanosed, the hands blue and cold, pulse very slow it looked certainly “dying”. Allopathy said, “heart failure useless”. Homoeopathy said, “the brow is very frowning; the alae nasi work asynchronously with breathing; the fits are worse about tea time, and the urine stains brick-colour. We gave a bad prognosis and Lyc. 200. Next day we were amazed to find the child still living and it had only had one fit. Now, a month later, the baby is normal.
(2) A fat old lady, not the least prepossessing-looking, had been attended by me, and was incidentally always grumbling about her husband who accused her of being unfaithful. The thing was laughable but was causing great friction. I know these cases have been reported before; but when he had been given Lachesis cm. it quite stopped. Allopathy would not have stopped it, as far as I know.