Aconite or Sulphur

Role of Aconite and Sulphur in cases of pneumonia. J.T.Kent Shared his experience and found Sulphur is more effective than Aconite….


Take a case of pneumonia that has advanced to the stage of exudation and let that patient get a little cold sufficient to arouse him to a state of mental anxiety. With a superficial examination you will find Aconite indicated, but just as sure as you give it you will fail. Give Sulphur at once and you will cure your patient. Never mind the fact that Aconite has the superficial show. I say in ninety nine cases out of one hundred give Sulphur. When I first commenced prescribing I gave Aconite and I never had anything but failure, and have been disappointed many times by giving it.

James Tyler Kent
James Tyler Kent (1849–1916) was an American physician. Prior to his involvement with homeopathy, Kent had practiced conventional medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. He discovered and "converted" to homeopathy as a result of his wife's recovery from a serious ailment using homeopathic methods.
In 1881, Kent accepted a position as professor of anatomy at the Homeopathic College of Missouri, an institution with which he remained affiliated until 1888. In 1890, Kent moved to Pennsylvania to take a position as Dean of Professors at the Post-Graduate Homeopathic Medical School of Philadelphia. In 1897 Kent published his magnum opus, Repertory of the Homœopathic Materia Medica. Kent moved to Chicago in 1903, where he taught at Hahnemann Medical College.