Injury, including birth trauma, plays a significant part in disablement and death in infancy and childhood. Dr. C.V. Pink, who has had thirty years experience of obstetrics, considers that Arnica 30 or 200 given to mother and child after parturition, sometimes with Hypericum in the same potency, is of service in helping mother and child to overcome the effects of trauma. The effects of Arnica in preventing puerperal sepsis as well as overcoming the effect of injury is well known to homoeopaths who have used it for this purpose for generations. Gross cerebral haemorrhage kills, and minor shock requires no treatment, but there is a considerable margin of cases in between in which, to say the least, it is possible that the shock and after-effects of injury can be minimised. In head injury if there are no specific indications for Nat-sulph. Cicuta or Nat. mur. it is worth while to consider Helleborus, the symptomatology of which is closely similar to the the after-effects of head injury and which has clinically been found to be a near specific.