A Critical Problem.
Homoeopathy in this country has always depended on Europe and America for its supply of Sugar of Milk and drugs. The European sources of supply were blocked immediately the war broke out, and now the American supplies have also become scarce, for the dangers of war spreading in the two fronts, the Atlantic and the Pacific. The price of Sugar of Milk has risen to the prohibitive peak. Most of the drugs cannot be supplied now by the American manufacturers, and the local stock in India is getting depleted every day.
It is therefore, time for the Homoeopathic practitioners to give their serious thought to this critical problem. From time to time we pleaded for undertaking the proving of indigenous drugs of India and compiling a Materia Medica on the basis of the results of such provings. But, to our knowledge, no Homoeopathic organisation has yet moved in that direction. It is not yet too late to make a start and avoid a disaster.
It may be that an individual practitioner has in his possession a few phials of back potencies with which he may carry on for his lifetime. He may say,let every one take care of himself and devil take the rest. But, that way of thinking does not absolve him of his obligations to his profession and community. We earnestly appeal to every member of the profession to organize and form a Proving Society with a view to undertake immediately this work of vital importance.