THOUGHTS ON PRESCRIBING



In capillary bronchitis a single dose of Antimonium tart. Cm., with plenty of flesh air, is about all that is necessary. The earlier it is given, the better. To await the appearance of drowsiness or stupor with respiratory rattling seems almost criminal. Gall stone colic is frequently relieved by Belladonna, Bryonia, Colocynth, Dioscorea or Leptandra, as indicated. If the stone is then passed, all is well, but often the pain has only been lulled and in a day or two inflammatory or septic symptoms arise, knowing this, when ever a case does not promptly clear up after the first prescription I follow it with a single dose of Sepia Im. which has yielded a number of beautiful cures,the symptoms reversing themselves in the regular curative manner.

International Hahnemannian Association the fact that Lachesis would cure nearly all cases of laryngeal diphtheria. Up to this time no case has been lost under this treatment and there have been over twenty-five consecutive success. Only a few other remedies have occasionally been needed as intercurrents. For the best success I change the potency once or twice a day; using the same one only as long as the exudate is loose, and changing as soon as it tightens up.

Lack of control over the formation and violently painful passage of urinary calculi remains one of the weak spots of medical practice. For me the very favorable action of Polygonum sagitatum in checking then actually stopping the pains caused by the passage of these bodies has been very gratifying. Even the constant distress due to the presence of stone in the kidney or bladder has been entirely relieved. As yet I have no evidence from X-ray examinations to prove that it will so alter the urine as to slowly dissolve out these bodies but from other evidence I am led to believe that it does do so. Its action is certainly much deeper than that of a mere diuretic.

In a case of cancer of the bladder it removed the necessity for catheterization and relieved the plain or urination. Another patient slated for lithotomy was so much relieved that he has declined the operation until further trouble appears. One case of large stone in the right kidney has reached the same conclusion. Another who had had the right kidney removed because of stone and suppurative nephritis was found to have several smaller stones in the left kidney also;this remedy has removed because of stone and suppurative nephritis was found to have several smaller stones in the left kidney also; this remedy has removed every symptom of distress as well as a number of other symptoms such as

bloating, facial oedema; his general health has greatly improved and he has refused to consider another operation. A young woman had repeated toxic crises due to suppurative anything but a course of Polygonum sagitatum cured completely, since which she has successfully gone through childbirth. My custom has been to give two drops of the mother tincture in water every night and morning.

C.M. Boger
Cyrus Maxwell Boger 5/ 13/ 1861 "“ 9/ 2/ 1935
Born in Western Pennsylvania, he graduated from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and subsequently Hahnemann Medical College of Philadelphia. He moved to Parkersburg, W. Va., in 1888, practicing there, but also consulting worldwide. He gave lectures at the Pulte Medical College in Cincinnati and taught philosophy, materia medica, and repertory at the American Foundation for Homoeopathy Postgraduate School. Boger brought BÅ“nninghausen's Characteristics and Repertory into the English Language in 1905. His publications include :
Boenninghausen's Characteristics and Repertory
Boenninghausen's Antipsorics
Boger's Diphtheria, (The Homoeopathic Therapeutics of)
A Synoptic Key of the Materia Medica, 1915
General Analysis with Card Index, 1931
Samarskite-A Proving
The Times Which Characterize the Appearance and Aggravation of the Symptoms and their Remedies