Boericke says in his Materia Medica “When prescribing Aconite remember Aconite causes only functional disturbance, no evidence that it can produce tissue change -its action is brief and shows no periodicity. Its sphere is in the beginning of an acute disease and not to be continued after pathological change comes. In Hyperaemia, congestion, not after exudation has set in.
Such a comprehensive questionnaire bears an eloquent testimony to the whole-hearted earnestness of the Punjab Government in dealing with public demand for a State Medical Faculty of Homoeopathy, and it would not be otherwise than pertinent for the homoeopathic Medical practitioners in Bengal to ask if the Advisory committee her touched all the points envisaged in the Punjab questionnaire.
Here again there is a toss between Sulphur and Silica, both getting the same number of marks. I therefore collected further help by splitting the last modality into two, as revealed by the language of the patient:- that is, perspiration of the soles and perspiration of the palms. By adding marks for these two rubrics, to the drugs under consideration, you get six marks for Silica; and five for Sulphur.
Throughout his practice the physician must tell the idea of homoeopathy with brief but helpful explanations to the patients in order to insure their cooperation. He must himself have the character to sit tight when he knows what he is doing and not spoil his cases by unnecessary and harmful prescribing. Above all, he must consider each patient as an opportunity for service not only to the individual and the community but to Homoeopathy and to the race.
It got the highest umber of marks for the symptom “worse by bathing”, and the patient had no typical symptoms of Bryonia, e.g., thirst for large quantity of water and better by rest. She had been x-rayed in the hospital in Poona and I dont know what had been diagnosed there. I asked for the x-ray diagnosis and that of the attending physician from her son but I could not get any information. Trouble in the kidney was excluded by urine examination.
Besides the above opposites, the next factors for complex-unity are the presentiments of the world which are none the less the effects of “stimulation by proxy.” they are always displacements, i.e. one thing is always meant for another and this to be many. The aesthetic sensed takes this to be the joy of imitation; the aggrandizer or the ostentatious behave themselves as if shamming.
This is an age of keen investigation, of idol breaking and truth finding. He who is afraid to investigate for fear that some cherished beliefs or ideas may be swept away is no scientist. Homoeopathy is a science that courts investigation. Some of its greatest pioneers have been Old School physicians who investigated honestly and were converted.