2. Principles

2. Arteritis. The important medicine is Secale cornutum; humid gangrene indicates Arsenicum album. Arterial spasms call for Secale cornutum which is here a fundamental remedy. Less important are Cuprum and Cimicifuga. With cyanosis we must think of Lachesis and Carbo vegetabilis. One important fact from the point of view of physiopathology in the question of arteritis, is now known and quite a class of subjects who have chronic rheumatism are in reality patients who have arthrosis, i.e., to say they suffer from some trophic troubles of their articulations related to some local arteritis, where we must think of using Secale cornutum and Phosphorous as ground remedies.

3. Vascular degeneration: Erectile tumours, aneurysm. The Homoeopathic treatment can do nothing in acute or old aneurism. In certain cases, however, it can check the aggravation of aneurism thanks to Phosphorous, Lycopodium and Aurum by the side of the treatment of syphilis which may be the cause.

Generally we may say that in the arteritis and aneurism, the drainage seems to be less important than it is in congestive states of veins where it is very important.

Mauritius Fortier-Bernoville
Mauritius (Maurice) Fortier Bernoville 1896 – 1939 MD was a French orthodox physician who converted to homeopathy to become the Chief editor of L’Homeopathie Moderne (founded in 1932; ceased publication in 1940), one of the founders of the Laboratoire Homeopathiques Modernes, and the founder of the Institut National Homeopathique Francais.

Bernoville was a major lecturer in homeopathy, and he was active in Liga Medicorum Homeopathica Internationalis, and a founder of the le Syndicat national des médecins homœopathes français in 1932, and a member of the French Society of Homeopathy, and the Society of Homeopathy in the Rhone.

Fortier-Bernoville wrote several books, including Une etude sur Phosphorus (1930), L'Homoeopathie en Medecine Infantile (1931), his best known Comment guerir par l'Homoeopathie (1929, 1937), and an interesting work on iridology, Introduction a l'etude de l'Iridologie (1932).

With Louis-Alcime Rousseau, he wrote several booklets, including Diseases of Respiratory and Digestive Systems of Children, Diabetes Mellitus, Chronic Rheumatism, treatment of hay fever (1929), The importance of chemistry and toxicology in the indications of Phosphorus (1931), and Homeopathic Medicine for Children (1931). He also wrote several short pamphlets, including What We Must Not Do in Homoeopathy, which discusses the logistics of drainage and how to avoid aggravations.

He was an opponent of Kentian homeopathy and a proponent of drainage and artificial phylectenular autotherapy as well.