The fact that many of these conditions do not respond to our therapeutic methods accounts for the great variety of questionable cures. The profession appears sometimes to have followed these methods so long that it believes them itself, and is not doing all it can for its patients. Perhaps if the methods are scrutinized a little more minutely, much of the worthless may be discarded so that a few things a little more pertinent may be used.
Limes have a flavour all their own and make a nice change from lemons. Every good thing that may b e said about lemons apply also to limes. Either lemon or lime juice should be used in place of vinegar. The ordinary commercial vinegar is especially detrimental. A salad dressing made of pure olive oil and fresh lemon or lime juice is healthful as well as agreeable in taste.
The Oxford Dictionary defines health first as “soundness of body; that condition in which its functions are duly discharged”, and gives as a further meaning “spiritual, moral or mental soundness”. I imagine it would be generally agreed that health cannot be fully explained in physical terms, and, whatever opinion we hold about disease health is certainly psychosomatic.
Pharmacy is built upon a comprehensive synthesis of Botany, Mineralogy, Biochemistry, Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Hahnemann was well-versed in all these departments of Pharmacy. His brochure “On the distinction between Genuine and Adulterated Drugs” was without hesitation proclaimed indispensable to the medical and pharmaceutical knowledge of the time.