WHY CAN NOT HOMOEOPATHY BE IMPROVED AS CAN MODERN MEDICINE?.
For the very reason that homoeopathy, unlike modern medicine, is based upon a natural law, and we all know, if we know anything at all, that it is impossible to either change or improve a natural law. The more we try to improve homoeopathy the more we cripple its usefulness. As Boenninghausen truthfully said, “Homoeopathy is independent in its nature and any admixture, false attire or gaudy ornament are but to her detriment.” Homoeopathy can neither be improved nor modernized. All that we can possibly do for homoeopathy is to go on conscientiously proving more remedies, practising it in all its purity, thereby extending its usefulness and influence.
Allopathy, so called modern medicine, is jumbled assemblage of fads, fancies and experiments, often dangerous, as the Texas, Sydney (Australia), and Luebeck (Germany), catastrophies attest. As these fads and theories, the products of experience, from which the modern doctor learns little, wear out, new methods and experiments must be constantly thought up or the modern medical show would soon cease to exist. What is thought true, conventional and official in allopathy today will be discarded as obsolete, passe and dangerous 50 years from now, as that of 50 years ago has been, in keeping with past tradition and experience.
But what is true, conventional and official in homoeopathy today is identically the same as that used over 125 years ago, and will be just as true, conventional and official until the end of time, or at least until Nature undergoes a complete change. Its discarding at the present time by the medical profession in general and by the homoeopaths in particular will be looked back upon in years to come as an error brought about through the most pitiful ignorance of us so-called modern medical men. – A. PULFORD.
DRUG, POTENCY, ANTIDOTE.
No man, living or dead, from the very beginning of medicine down to the present time, not even Hahnemann himself, had, or has, any real conception of the true significance, composition and action of our so-called drugs. We, and they, have all lived to handle and use them in the densest of darkness and ignorance. The conceited, brightest and most intelligent minds of all age studied them scientifically and intelligently, weighed them out and apportioned them with the greatest skill and care in the drugs materialistic form, believing implicitly that what they held visibly in their hands was the very power itself, never realizing that all they saw or could see was but the physical container of the real power.
They have been and are working with, and applied and do now apply, a supposed substance of which they had, and have, no conception whatever. No logical reason could be given why so-called drugs acted. Doses were scientifically and intelligently (?) graded and gauged according to age, but no attention whatever was paid to existing conditions, and it was that a strong constitutional child was in better condition to cope with, react against and throw out a large dose of drug than a weak, worn out adult whose resistive powers were away below par.
There was no conception, and there is not now, of why an animal should be immune to a drug that might prove fatal to a human, or vice versa. Drugs are doled out today without rhyme or reason and just as ignorantly as in the very beginning of the medical era. Homoeopathy alone has shed the only ray of light, that has ever been produced, to enter the medical brain. No doctor living today, outside the homoeopathic ranks, can give the positive indications that should indicate his time-aged calomel or corrosive sublimate in any given disease. The modern doctors patients are “scientifically” dosed with drugs of which he absolutely knows nothing; drugs that are not indicated and, if indicated, are not accurate.
All that seems necessary from the allopaths point of view is that they shall be below the lethal mark. From the average homoeopaths point of view drugs shall merely fall short of an aggravation. They forget that it takes more power to produce symptoms than to remove them. If we accurately knew just how much of the drug power it took to accurately fall short, in all cases, of an aggravation, or a lethal dose, then we should know, and there should be no excuse for not knowing the exact potency in each and every case.
The time is fast approaching when those who heretofore have hidden their ignorance behind a self-constructed adamantine wall of obstinate prejudice will be smoked out and no longer be able to cover up that ignorance. Those who sneered, and those who do now sneer, at Hahnemanns small doses have only deceived themselves and their ignorant dupes and followers. To the intelligent, these men merely display their own ignorance and it is pitiful to have to note that such doctors are too ignorant to realize it.