Coition is injurious. Dals or pulse like Mussoor, urad are to be avoided. Regular bath in the Ganges, daily application of the mud from the bed of the Ganges and drinking of Ganges water are advisable. Bland and nutritious diet is recommended. Measures are to be taken to improve the general condition of the patient. A different climate and improved modes of life often ameliorate the disease.
In fact the injunction of keeping the inoculated person away from possible source of infection for some length of time, is a precaution against the sensitized condition of the subject. But it must be admitted that it is very difficult, if not impossible, to observe such a condition, as any gust of wind can carry the infection, so widely existing in the atmosphere and over which no body has got any control whatsoever.
It is an old trouble with him for the last 10 years. He used allopathic medicines for years but he used to get only temporary relief. Six years ago he was given Homoeopathic medicine with which he kept well for about a year. He considered me in the first week of January and I noted the following symptoms.
Headache especially in forehead. Headache in forehead with sense of pressure, fullness, vertigo, drowsiness, nausea, eyes red, and glistening, head feels large, aggravated by stooping, noise, heat, motion, looking at shining and glistening object; photophobia. Tension and pressure in left vertex and in forehead. Tensive pressure in left temple and forehead. Throbbing headache in forehead. Throbbing in head, in forehead, in temples, in vertex, in occiput, worse when moving, better when sitting still, lying and from pressure.
Cancer is a condition, the outgrowth of very low states to use the languages of Dr. Kent and undoubtedly made up of all the miasms plus drug, serum and other irritation. I am convinced that all those factors enter into the admitted increase of cancer. Treatment by the “old school” is just as it was twenty years ago, in spite of the fact that their losses are appalling.
This great polychrest was well described as a hieratic poison by Paracelsus, and its therapeutic action on malignant sores was pointed out by him. There is no doubt that the great master, Doctor Hahnemann, made a through proving of it on only the healthy human body and that he produced symptoms similar to malignant growths. There must be nervous restlessness. Dr. John H. Clarke compares it with the horse.
Treatment should consist in the prescription of the constitutional remedy and in the most serious general drainage of the subjects. Results will be excellent most often. It will be impossible, and with truth, to affirm that one has been able to avoid in a patient an always hypothetical cancer; but the general impression is in favor of a favorable prophylactic action of the scourge.
Let me therefore emphatically impress upon your mind, that whenever you have good reason to believe, from the history of the case, that the disorder (cholera) originated with the digestive organs, you are wasting your time with camphor. I have used it in many cases of painful and persistent chordee during gonorrhoea, ten or fifteen grains taken at bed time not only causes sleep but actually prevents the painful erections.