THE BURIAL OF HOMOEOPATHIC MEDICINES OFFICIALLY ORDERED.
SOMEONE named “D.R.” wrote in the “Allg. hom. Ztg./” of the year 1847 (Vol. 32, P. 224.)
In order to assist and show his gratitude to the widow of Dr. Langhammer, a homoeopath,. and once a pupil of Hahnemann, who was living ion very poor circumstances, and also, if possible, to procure cheaply a home medicine chest for a poor homoeopathic physician abroad, M. Lux of Leipsic took over the 432 homoeopathic medicines prepared by Dr. Langhammer and offered them for sale through the newspapers.
Through this the Medical Officer of Health for leipsic, Hofrath Dr. Guntz, was induced to seize this store of medicines; this was carried out by the Actuary Iphofen and his assistant by virtue of the Act of November 19th,1846, which regulated the welfare of the community. On November 25th, the 432 medicinal substances were buried with the bottles, corks and labels. I do not know if they were interred in the cemetery of Paul where twenty-five years previously the medicines of the genial Hornburg were buried.
The opponents of homoeopathy wee always asserting, on other occasions that homoeopathic remedies were “nothing” and therefore ineffective. The wisdom of the Saxon State Medical Faculty and State Police, therefore, buried ineffectual nothings. Why, we wonder?
WRITINGS BY ERNST FERD. RUCKERT
1. Systematic description of all homoeopathic medicines known up to the present. (2nd Edition, 1835)
2. A brief summary of the effects of homoeopathic medicines on the human body (1834)
3. Fundamental outlines of a future special homoeopathic therapy (1837)
4. The effects of homoeopathic medicines under certain conditions in scheduled form.
5. Diseases of the skin.
6. Translation from the English: Jacob James’ “Practical experience in the field of Homoeopathy.” (1842)
7. Recognition and cure of the most important diseases of the horse, cattle, sheep, pigs, goat and dogs.
8. Description of the most frequent wild and cultivated plants, ferns, some official mosses, and fungi or Saxony, with a description of their injurious properties.
FROM THE CORRESPONDENCE OF DR. AEGIDI.
Dr. Aegidi to Dr. Hahnemann (see also Supplement 103):
Dusseldorf, August 6th, 1834.
You will have heard from Jahr that I am still corresponding with a clairvoyant in Nurnberg. Of course she is incapable of writing, yet I receive from time to time a fairly complete diary of what has happened through a young painter, a staid, honest and very truthful man who is always in close touch with her. The sensitiveness of this girl to medicinal influences is extremely great. Here are a few examples: One day she was complaining of a pain on a particular part of then tongue; her brother, whom she asked to look at it and see what was there, could not discover anything abnormal, touched the spot with his finger, but even in this way could not find anything. But from that moment the patient had a taste as of Sulphur, began to eject saliva and suffered from salivation which lasted several days. The next day she told her brother of her discomfort and was told that she had taken some globules of the highest Sulphur potency the previous day.
A merchant from Berlin called on her. After a few days, during which time this man had touched the girl’s hand several times and held it in his own, she began to eject saliva and became afflicted with a continuous and excessive flow of saliva, very similar in appearance to quicksilver, so that on the first day she evacuated a large bowl of thick, tough saliva. She attributed it immediately to the influence of that man, who, after some thought, admitted that fifteen years ago he had undergone a cure with Mercury of such a nature that even the apothecary showed surprise at the enormously large -prescribed doses. This merchant said that he could still feel the poison in his blood. As he also was suffering from a chronic condition this girl ordered him, when he returned to Berlin, to take a few doses of highly potentised Arum maculatum, which is said to have restored him considerably in a few weeks.
Still more remarkable is the effect of creosote upon the girl. One day when the young painter visited her, he had in his pocket a small bottle containing creosote in the 3 potency. From the moment when he approached the patient she could not fight against the harmful influence and was most violently affected. The symptoms which she described herself, during her sufferings, make a good beginning for the proving of this important medicinal substance.