The predominant mental symptom was hopelessness as to her health, as to condition of her heart etc., though not worried; weakness marked, increased by mental or physical effort; tearful: desire for open air which relieved; exhaustion from talking; excitement upset her; better going without food; diarrhoea more or less, worst at night, worse from acids; at times globus hystericus, and empty sensation in stomach and abdomen.
Imagine my very great surprise when this patient came and fell at my feet and told me that for the last over 6 months he has had no sound sleep during the night. The pain and photophobia was much less. For his satisfaction I gave him Euphrasia Mother tincture 2 drops to an ounce of distilled water as eye drops and asked him to come whenever he felt his eyes were getting bad.
Provings concern themselves mostly with subjective symptomatology; objective changes or pathology produced by drugs often is of great value to the prescriber, who, however, must always remember that gross pathology is usually, though not invariably, beyond the power of the homoeopathically given remedy to change. Pathologic end-products belong to the surgeon as a rule.
Bryonia is so generally prescribed for so many diseases, particularly in colder climates, that it would be difficult to substitute a remedy of equal value, to attain the same results. There are many diseases that have a similar symptomatology to the Bryonia provings, that this remedy naturally is given and with satisfactory results.
ERUPTION on glans penis: Petr., Sep. on scrotum, humid: Graph., Rhus t. on scrotum, prepuce, glans penis, eye lids, arms and hands: with swelling of the parts and small yellow vesicles, which became confluent and moist, the larger suppurating and the smaller degenerating: Rhus tox. on mons veneris: Sil.
You may ask me one thing more. “Is this pure Homoeopathy?” You know I am by training an Allopath; and I still follow the fundamental principles of Surgery, “Pus must be let out”. I do know that in Homoeopathic literature we find instances where knife has not been used at all. I may be allowed to say that Homoeopathy does taboo surgery.
We congratulate the Ministery on the comprehensive, simple and straightforward style and language of the rules published. We hope that remaining business will be pushed forward with reasonable speed so that within the next six months the General Council may implement the Faculty in all its aspects.