“I will only add to the above record that I have not found anything to antidote the effects of Bacillin, and that I have often given remedies to patients under the influence of it without, apparently, any interference in the action of either; and further, I have not been able to discover any difference in the action of Bacillin made by Dr. Heath and Koch’s Tuberculin in homoeopathic attenuation; and I should judge that the pathogenesis of Koch’s Tuberculin collected by me in the `Homoeopathic World,’ vol. xxvi., 1891, would be applicable as indications for the use of either.

“I fear you will find more copy than you expected when you asked for my experience. The only reason why I stop now is that I must stop somewhere. I send this as a thank-offering for your first edition, which put into my hands such a mighty healing dynamis.

“Yours ever,


James Compton Burnett
James Compton Burnett was born on July 10, 1840 and died April 2, 1901. Dr. Burnett attended medical school in Vienna, Austria in 1865. Alfred Hawkes converted him to homeopathy in 1872 (in Glasgow). In 1876 he took his MD degree.
Burnett was one of the first to speak about vaccination triggering illness. This was discussed in his book, Vaccinosis, published in 1884. He introduced the remedy Bacillinum. He authored twenty books, including the much loved "Fifty Reason for Being a Homeopath." He was the editor of The Homoeopathic World.