Probably there has never been a principle or precept in medicine that has been more definitely attached to a school than that of the small dose to homoeopathy. That it has a foundation in fact is, of course, self-evident, yet its importance-and this is coming to be more definitely understood of late-has been greatly overrated.
The physical ills of the child, particularly the disease tendency, is inherited from both parents, and this tendency may reach to the third or fourth generation. In moderate sized families some children tend to certain forms of illness, while others seem immune from these tendencies. The reason for this is unknown, though many conjectures are given.
This prescription, after Bry., in cases of pneumotyphoid (affection of both lungs) with constipation, on the fourth day, meets with resolution and subsidence of fever with sweating – without any disturbance of pulse or economy, in a single night, on the ninth day, to hasten a perfect cure, most surprising to note.
Thinking this to be a case of homesickness, I now prescribed Capsicum 200, with instruction to give one powder, an hour before the expected attack and one immediately after the attack and the third at noon. The next day he told me that she did not get the attack. I continued the same remedy for a week and found to my great joy, that she remained free from trouble.
Beginning with innoculation with the virus of small-pox among the Chinese and Turks centuries ago, down through its modifications in “vaccination”, and thence through the extension and development of that idea into modern serology, this Satanic agency has gone on doing its malignant work, taking a constantly increasing toll of human life and health.
The incubation period in anaphylaxis depends upon the dose, the type of animal used, and especially upon the nature of the antigen employed. Once “sensitized,” the organism retains an increased susceptibility to the particular poison during its entire life. A “sensitized” animal, like an “immunized” one, is no longer the same as a non-immunized individual, even though otherwise apparently enjoying good health.
The attractive maiden lady and the bachelor stood side by side; all their latent parenthood alert in their kind faces, watching the big Airedale who took the place of child interest in their lives! The dog paid no attention to them-his tail did not wag a response; he only moved a glassy eye slowly as they spoke and then closed his eyes and lay inert.
Obliged to be tied in bed until the flow was established, she would attempt to bite while being restrained, spit in face, on one occasion tore collar and shirt from me before I could get her arms pinioned. Would scream, sneer, laugh, make grotesque faces when spoken to. All this mental state would subside as soon as the flow was established. This condition lasting from a few hours to a day.
This symptom has been variously expressed and interpreted; clinically,it is unquestionably dependable and has many times been verified. Presumably the remedy is palliative in angina and in cardio-vascular conditions in general. Severe palpitation of the heart is frequently present, occurs both day and night and is aggravated by lying on the left side
Criminologists have measured the babys head and published statistics concerning its probable social status in adult life. Babies have been the basis for many studies of the psychologists and educators. Homoeopathically considered, these precious bits of humanity have not made a bow to the world at large, however important they are to a small group of physicians.