To effect such a cure entails an industrious job on the homoeopathic practitioners. How many of them are willing to do it? The homoeopathist cannot be expected to run his affairs on the basis of philanthropy, pauperising himself and his family. The general run of patients will not pay him for necessary attention, for the time involved in treating them according to Hahnemannian method and the industry and fidelity. It cannot be done.
In some chronic cases the action of our remedies lasts fro twenty days up to several months. Many homoeopathic physicians are strictly against repeating the curative remedy as long as the patient is improving. They give a placebo, not realizing that they are actually producing a stimulating response in the patient. It is about the same as giving the original remedy, except the action of the placebo gradually wears out.