You should have no confidence in the experience of men who do not write but faithfully all the symptoms of the patient treated, and note carefully the remedy, and how given. Especially is this necessary in patients likely to need a second prescription.
The physician who has in his case-book the notes of every illness of his patients has wonderful hold of any community. He has the old symptoms and the remedies noted that cured, and he can make indirect inquiry after after all the old symptoms long ago removed.
The pleasure is not small found in consulting such a rote-book.
Experience soon leads the close prescriber to note all the peculiar symptoms and to omit the nondescript wanderings indulged in by sick people; however. it is important to be correct in judgment.
Many physicians make a correct first prescription and the patient does well and cheers up for a while, but finally the test is made for the second and then all is lost. Homoeopathy is nothing if not true and, if true, the greatest accuracy of detail and method should be followed. It is fortunate that the physicians who repeat while the remedy is acting are such poor prescribers or their death-list would be enormous.