Remedies Suitable to Follow

Prescription made in acute and chronic state are complimentary to each other. One follow the another and complete the work of cure….

In managing a chronic sickness the remedy that conforms to an acute experience of the illness is worth knowing, as very often its chronic may be just the one that conforms to its symptoms.

Calcarea is the natural chronic of Belladonna and Rhus;

Natrum mur. sustains the same relation to Apis and Ignatia;

Silicea to Pulsatilla;

Sulphur to Aconite.

When Pulsatilla has been of great service in a given case and finally cures no more, while the symptoms now point to Silicea, the latter will be given with confidence as its complementary relation has long been established.

On the other hand Causticum and Phosphorus do, not like to work after each other, nor will Apis do well after Rhus.

How physicians can make the second prescription without regard to the experience of nearly a century, is more than man know.

These things are not written to instruct men of experience in the right way, but for the young men who have asked so often for the above notes of our present practice.

I am told almost daily that this kind of practice is splitting hairs, but I am convinced of the necessity of obeying every injunction.

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.