Tuberculosis and venereal disease may call for the appropriate nosode, but fortunately these nosodes have been well proved and thoroughly clinically tested. It would be only in the absence of response to other apparently indicated remedies that they should be prescribed on the basis of the history alone.
The therapeutic field of nosodes of infections is vast and probably important, though not easy to exploit with our present limited knowledge. For example, Brucellosis, with its protean manifestations, often missed because it is not considered as a diagnostic possibility, is regarded by some authorities as a widespread infection in this country. There is practically no reference to Brucellosis in homoeopathic literature at all.
Nosodes tend to be neglected in homoeopathic practice because of the influence of Hahnemann’s theory of chronic disease and Kent’s powerful endorsement of much of it.