The medical treatment of many nervous diseases is at present considered to be futile, so for as cure is concerned, and the physicians of all schools are driven to symptomatological prescription, and to palliatives. Under such conditions we have a right to feel that we are the best symptomatologists yet evolved, and that by faithful work we may occasionally change the classical prognosis.
Much of the symptom complex has been observed in those children where the stool culture presented the Morgan bacillus and many of the confirmed symptoms have either been produced or are cured symptoms in healthy but susceptible human subjects augmented by clinical observations of the symptom complexes that they are capable of removing in the sick individual.
Negligence in the regularity, of defecation and of eating, imperfect mastication. sudden changes in the quantity and quality of food, sedentary habits and consequent insufficient exercise, are more or less potent factors in causing intestinal torpidity. It is imperative that some hour most suitable to the individual should be selected and that time rigidly adhered to. It is also as necessary that regularity of meals should be adhered to.
Assuring the patient that he will not die is of much service for the deadly fear added to the pain. There is some reliable testimony that a dose of Arsenicum 30 has shortened the paroxysm. The same is true of Lachesis 30. If with the general prostration the skin becomes suddenly very cold and clammy and cramps of the extremities set in Veratrum album will do much good.
The Bengal Assembly and the Bengal Council are to be nominated, the Government will nominate two, and one non-Homoeopath will at last be co-opted by the rest of the General Council. The members of the Council shall then proceed to elect their President and one Vice-president. This together with the Registrar (Ex-officio) will constitute the General Council and Faculty under section 2 of the Statutes.
Medical treatment of renal calculi has only mythical value. If the patient has passed a stone, the drinking of large quantities distilled water, careful regulation of the diet and bowels, attention to the exercise, etc., may be helpful in preventing the formation of a future stone, but stones once formed will never be influenced by piperazin or any other drugs, and the consideration of treatment is that along surgical lines alone.