SIMILIA SIMILIBUS CURANTUR

A foreign factor that in some way influences the even swinging of the pendulum, the uniform turn of the scales, must logically produce changes in the normal course of both of the mechanical appliances. In like manner does each extraneous disturbing influence act on the life process of any organ. It is force out of the normal physiological latitude of its life activity.

EDITORIAL NOTES AND COMMENTS

The tonsils are much inflamed and swollen, with a purple appearance of the throat. From the nostrils there is a thin, bloody and ichorous discharge. The tongue is dry and cracked, and sordes appear upon the teeth. Altogether the picture of Ailanthus is that of malignancy, hence the remedy should be though of in desperate cases of scarlet- fever, particularly when the throat presents the appearance of diphtheria.

DEPARTMENT OF HOMOEOPATHIC PHILOSOPHY

Hahnemanns Organon still lives. It is still on sale in the book shops. It has never been “out of print.” Only a few years ago it was included in “Everymans Library,” and had a large sale. It is still read and still readable by intelligent men. When read today, however, for instruction or criticism, it must be in the light of the development of thought which have occurred since it was written if it is to be understood.

TEUCRIUM SCORODONIUM

Insufferable depression, with easy fatigue, chilliness and indisposition to work. Sad and hopeless, without cause; in afternoon. Melancholy. Inclined to pessimistic fault-finding. Easily irritated. Craves sympathy. Premonition of impending illness. Feels bad. Dulled. Beclouded. A sense of well-being that comes and goes; of satisfaction. Feels much fresher, stronger and desires to work more in. evening, than in the morning. Full of project.

X-RAY A DANGEROUS TREATMENT FOR SUPERFLUOUS HAIR

Hypertrichosis means the presence of superfluous hair on the human body. Woman suffering from this condition affecting exposed parts of the body are easy victims for advertising “specialists.” Many of these so-called “specialists” are using and widely advertising Roentgen or X-rays as a “new” treatment for this condition.

AN APPRECIATION

Boenninghausen was the first to realize this and he devoted the greater share of his time to helping the struggling beginners to a better understanding of homoeopathy. He was perhaps the greatest teacher because he blazed the trail and pointed out the way. He was the first to bring Homoeopathy into a logical and systematic form. His labors pointed out a way for future development.

HEREBY HANGS A TALE

In was called in consultation by Dr. Connett, of Morristown, N.J., in an obstinate and intractable case of hives. The patient is a morphine addict. Connect, a most excellent and accurate prescriber, had failed, with a number of prominent remedies for Urticaria. I suggested Ledum palustre. But did not express much hope of success, inasmuch as the patient could not, or would not, to without her night-cap, of a hypodermic of morphine.

OCCUPATIONAL DISEASES AND THE PHYSICIAN

Despite the fact that the Department of Labor through the Bureau of Industrial Hygiene has for a number of years by means of letters and circulars, endeavored to draw the attention of the- medical profession of this state to the Law, as well as to the facilities of the Bureau which are always available, the response has been disappointing, although it is slowly improving.