Many of our professional brethren thought we were mad to throw up our profession and to take to something which was “Quackery”; especially when you consider that many of us, like the great Mahendra Lal Sircar and Hahnemann himself had to face financial collapse, starvation, humiliation, misunderstanding, derision, even the loss of former friends, leave alone income.
Physical overwork or overstress continued too long, producing waste far in excess of the power of elimination, he believed to be the basis for the development of this condition which most frequently affected professional men, social workers, big business men, social butterflies, teachers, nurses, private secretaries, woman who try to do a good job in business and also take care of a home, and mothers with very trying families.
Plants, barks, seeds, roots and even cobra venom and dried cockroaches are exported from India and come back here as tinctures and triturations bearing labels of the foreign manufacturers which enhance the prestige and price of such preparations. The hardened slave- mentality and aping propensities of the medical men of this country are redundantly reflected in their proclivity for anything foreign.
Theodore Johann Rueckert was a prominent Homoeopathic physician in Herrnhut, Germany. He died in 1885 in his 85th year. We quote from Bradfords “The Pioneers of Homoeopathy” published by Boericke & Tafel: “With him passes away the last of the direct students of Hahnemann and the oldest of all Homoeopathic physicians. By his participation in the provings of drugs under Hahnemanns guidance he has left behind him a lasting monument and by the lively interest for our cause which he evinced to the end of his life, he has become a shining model.