Consequently in selecting remedies for sick individuals the important thought is not whether a medicine may be valuable in nephritis or tibial ulcer or what not, his present group of symptoms. In other words, there must be a homoeopathicity (harmonious relation) existing between drug and patient as individuals as well as between symptom groups.
The small phalangeal joints, especially the distal ones, as the index finger in particular, are above all other parts of the body exposed to traumatism, as in these articulations is found in most cases the primal and most frequent involvement of the articulations in the human body; either by knocks, superflexion or extension, lateral stretching, concussions, twists and strains.
Environment is studied as to its effects; malarious emanations are cut off; climatic needs are reckoned and prescribed; threatened incursions from various bacilli are discovered; the opsonins coaxed into the field to destroy or overcome; means to prevent the incursion taken, and yet what happens? We forget to supply an answer to the question which principally concerns the controlling force of mankind, “What will he do with it?”.
Here is a man of genial personality, good native ability, of excellent training as a prescriber, long experience in medicine and surgery, high reputation in his community and popular among his patients, who has allowed himself to become overcrowded with work, hasty and superficial in his examinations, inaccurate in his prescribing and unsuccessful as to result-and all largely because of a bad financial policy.
On admission, the usual conditions, giving rise to coma had to be considered; namely, cerebral hemorrhage, alcohol and drug poisoning, epidemic encephalitis, carbon monoxide poisoning, brain tumors, diabetic coma, cerebral syphilis, uremia and unrecognized brain injury.
In cases where the muscles beneath the skin have been severely lacerated, torn and bruised., apply Tr. Arnica, one part to five parts of warm, fresh, sweet milk, keeping the application warm, covered with protective dressing and renew the dressing every two hours. You will get good results from above treatment. As the “National Clinic” is now conducted, it would seem that surgery is very much in the limelight.
Each part of the repertory should be divided into different chapters. The Romans said: “Divide and conquer.” Therefore I divided the two repertories to my “Therapeutics of Facial and Sciatic neuralgia” in this way; Aggravation, Amelioration, Concomitants, Location and Direction, Pains and Sensations. In this manner it is much easier to arrange and also to consult and should be done wherever practicable.