EDITORIAL NOTES AND COMMENTS

The enormous number of deaths from heart disease (endo-and myocarditis are included) is certainly disquieting and points to the possible causative factors of modern life, with all its competitions, strains and hectic pleasures as well as to the increased consumption of deadly coal-tar and other drugs, which we Americans so thoughtlessly and habitually use.

A CASE OF RAPID AND FATAL ABSORPTION OF CARBOLIC ACID THROUGH THE SKIN

From what the coroner ascertained at the inquest it would seem that the man was only just in time for his train, which was crowded, and in hurrying to get into a carriage he probably broke the bottle of carbolic acid in his pocket. On arriving at his destination he appears to have made an attempt to leave the carriage, but fell back again into his seat and was thought by the other occupants of the carriage to be intoxicated.

A NEW VIEW OF RHEUMATISM

Empiricism alone ever prescribed by “guess and by God.” But, in order to becomes a sound therapeutist, one must know the full range of action of nearly one thousand drugs. Each patient needs only on drug at a time and the drug he needs is that which covers his own characteristics, plus the characteristic or diagnostic symptoms of his disease.

TOXAEMIAS OF PREGNANCY-A STUDY

The remedies which most prominently cause aggravation before the menses and which are also worse from warmth in general are: Lach.covered the case. Improvement began with the first dose of the 10m. and all symptoms vanished after the second dose,which was given six weeks later. The sad part of this case is that a keynote of Lyc. is that during the labor-pains the woman must “keep constantly in motion.”

VACCINATION AND ITS EVIL EFFECTS

Thuja will also cure,according to he testimony of very many physicians,all patients ill with small-pox, without leaving any scars or any trace of the disease,leaving patients in perfect health provided that proper care is taken to prevent scratching and the exposed parts are converted with olive oil; though in the late stags f some cases, a few doses of ?Sulphur high,may be required.

CASES OF INTEREST-ARE HOMOEOPATHIC POTENCIES CAPABLE OF ARRESTING PROFOUND TISSUE CHANGES?

Sending him sway, and carefully comparing remedies covering various condition, I found that Kali-iod. covered the greatest number of his troubles and I began to believe that it has produced many of them,. Reading up Kali -iod., I decided that the high potency of the same was the only thing capable,at this time, of antidoting the crude dosing, and, strange to say,the work has begun.