Many medicines undulations, among the rest aconite, had been employed in vain for these attacks, none of them produced the slightest effect on the disease, but Dr. Roth effected a rapid cure (in five or six days), on eight different occasions, by means of aconite, ten, twenty, or thirstily drops of the mother tincture in 125 grammes of water, a tablespoonful every hour or every two hours. On another occasion, Dr. Roth was called in to treat a young lady labouring under spasmodic asthma, connected with emphysema of the lungs. She had been treated by one of the chief allopathic physicians of Paris for six months without the least benefit. Latterly she had taken ipecacuanha in a ptisan. When Dr.Roth saw her she was suffering from one of her terrible attacks; a drop of ipecacuanha, Ist dilution, in a spoonful of water, removed the attack as if by enchantment.
Dr. Villers (Hom. Vierteljahrsch., ii 424) relates the case of a man, aged 56, affected with sciatica for eight months, who was cured in twenty-four hours by a solution of three drops of rhus 3; he had previously taken, on the prescription of an allopath, for a fortnight, fifteen or twenty drops of tincture of rhus every day. At Boenninghausen’s own particular little coterie-meeting, held in july, 1953, at Dusseldorf (see Allg. Jom.Ztg. for August 22, 1853), where it is almost high treason to whisper a doubt consigning the efficacy of the high potencies, Dr. Hendrichs of Cologne related a number of case where he had completely failed with the high potencies, whereas the same medicines unstrung and repeated doses, given by allopathists, effected perfect and permanent cures.
HAHNEMANN’S LOCAL EMPLOYMENT OF REMEDIES.
At page 516 I should have mentioned that Hahnemann joints the local use of rhus and arnica in sprains and dislocations, and the application of water compresses mixed with a dilution of arsenicum, or of cloths dipped in heated alcohol, for the cure of burns. (Vide Chron. Krank., i. 163).