Syphilis and Sclerosis

We have no treatment against established sclerosis. But in treating a subject homoeopathically as for example by Sulphur, Lycopodium or Thuja and by giving him remedies according to his troubles you can retard the organic sclerosis….

When we arrive at the dangerous phase of the treponema i.e., to say at the tertiary stage of grave troubles, which is very clear according to Sedillot, a subject who eats too much, who drinks too much, an adept to alcohol, will have much more chance to undergo visceral; syphilitic troubles, cardiac troubles and other than a subject who leads quite an exemplary life as regards hygiene.

If our patient intoxicates himself with foods, he will move very rapidly towards sclerosis. The age of ancient parasyphilitic patient is also the age of the sclerosis which begins.

In the same way the frequent troubles, of the tertiary syphilis can be more easily diagnosed. There troubles are aortitis, iridocystitis, tabes and finally G.P.I.

This comparison is a very interesting fact. The treponema likes to be fixed on the points of sclerosis which is beginning to form. We will understand soon that from the homoeopathic point of view we are as much less armed in the case of primary or secondary syphilis ( or we are armed only if we imitate the officials), as we are more armed in the tertiary syphilis because generally the homoeopathic treatment, if it cannot check the formation of sclerosis and the premature old age of the organism, it cane retard it in a very efficient manner.

We have no treatment against established sclerosis. But in treating a subject homoeopathically as for example by Sulphur, Lycopodium or Thuja and by giving him remedies according to his troubles you can retard the organic sclerosis. It is in this way we may save the individual having syphilis to live longer with less syphilitic manifestations. It is for this reason homoeopathy acts better in the tertiary stage of syphilis, than in the primary or secondary syphilis.

Besides, you will see later on that we have many more remedies for the treatment than those used by the allopath. Gold, Iodide, Potassium iodide are marvellous for the prevention of sclerosis. These are often curative in the beginning of Sclerosis.

A strict regimen, a disintoxicating treatment for arthritis, by bringing the liver to its normal volumes lowering the arterial tension, will check the aggravation of the sclerosis and the evolution of the infection.

Unfortunately there may be irremediable sequelae and you know the history of persons suffering from tabes in whom one cannot find the trace of treponema as is shown by Fournier. The person becomes blind, ataxic or paralytic, towards the age of 45. After that there is more microbian association says Sedillot. The tabes becomes fixed and the lesions definitive.

How to act against this Sclerosis?

We will soon see how we may act homoeopathically. In the Official school there is the malaria therapy in case of G.P.I. This method however seems to act better in patients of whose processes of sclerosis has just begun, or in patients who are relatively young. When the sclerosis is already developed and has become old in more aged persons the results are not constant.

Theoretically it is necessary to act brutally or heroically in order to cause a good suppuration, a general infection which would have effect to eliminate the infection which causes sclerosis or is contained in it because the sclerosis evolves, it seems, with a torpid infection of sub-conjunctive reticular tissues.

Then it is necessary to “rejuvenate” the patient by making him to “develop fever”, to put his germs into movement, in such a way that they are destroyed by the leucocytes with evacuation of toxins towards emunctories.

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.