These are the simple facts of the case, though they look very like piling up the agony. Now for the remedy. The resources of allopathy had been exhausted,and moreover, I have no confidence in them anyway; Homoeopathy-and good Homoeopathy, too, for the men tried knew their work-had also failed. Do-nothing, now much in vogue, had fared no better.
A child of 1 year 8 months, brought to Casualty on the evening of January 19th, 1938. Acute bronchitis, sudden onset in cold weather; flushed face, startled look; carotids throbbing. Temp. 103.2x; Pulse 158; Respiration. 72. Aconite 30, hourly, given. Much improved in the morning; completely well the following day.
Imagines that any symptom is some settled disease : that everything she says is a lie : that she is looked down upon by everyone : that she is of no importance in life : that she is dirty : that she wears someone elses nose : that she sees spiders. That she is surrounded by myriads of snakes. Some running like lightning up and down inside skin; some inside feel long and thin.
Finally swallowing was impossible, restraint had to be used to prevent him from biting his nurses in the hospital, when as a last resource, a piece of Agave was offered to the body by the doctor in attendance, cut from a hedge of the plant with which the hospital grounds were fenced. To the astonishment of all, the boy reached for it and ate it greedily, almost without chewing.
But instead of exhibiting small doses, they employed, from a want of sense, and of their own accord, large doses for homoeopathic use thus exposing the lives of their patients and arriving at truth by that circuitous route which I had travelled upon before them with trembling hesitation, but the end of which I had just reached with success. Nevertheless, after having done much mischief, and having squandered the best period of their lives, they were obliged, when they were really desirous of curing disease, to resort to the only true method which I had demonstrated to them a long while ago.”-Chronic Diseases.
Swallowing very difficult, painful, almost impossible. Soreness of throat begins with a tickling sensation, which causes constant cough; then a sensation of a lump on one side, causing constant deglutition; this condition entirely ceases, only to commence on the opposite side, and often alternates, again returning to its first condition; these sore throats are very apt to begin and end with the menses.
In these days we hear much of focal sepsis and here is focal sepsis with a vengeance. Teeth are sacrificed tonsils appendix gall-bladder and the patient returns for yet more ! A recent patient, on her first appearance, owned up to eight operations, with finally, a malignant condition.
Homoeopaths ought to preach what they believe. “When right is in it, put might in it.” I might give many more such cases as here given; all of which have been very successfully treated by a strict observance of the law as transmitted to us by our fathers. We have received from our illustrious predecessors many evidences of the all-sufficiency of the law.