This picture was now compared with the previous one which showed an identical involvement, but her dentist did not believe in focal infection, hence the report of “no trouble” six years before. The process of extraction was a serious one, at first it was only two or three at a sitting. A bad antrum abscess was discovered, after that was drained the pains in her head cleared.
The patient now became gradually very weak, aphthae developed in the mouth, bloody skinny stools coming out all at once with prolonged effort and relief after stool, he gave a few doses of Gambogia/30 but without effect. On the other hand hiccough commenced violently and everyone thought that he would die very soon.
To one who understands the homoeopathic principle and how to prescribe remedies in accord with it, it is amazing that there can be a group of physicians who know nothing about it and, what is worse, do not care to know about it. Yet it is a fact that the physicians who approach only from the clinical angle are oblivious to the fact that there can be a science of therapeutics more difficult and comprehensive than the clinical science with which they are familiar.
Examination per rectum revealed some retained scybala. So far they were successful. But on the next day the same thing happened. Again rubber catheter was tried but it failed. Then they gained renewed energy and passed silver catheter under chloroform, after which blood came out after every urging to urinate. This urging came very frequently.
Murderers of homoeopathy are abroad. They prescribe high potencies in numerous doses in a single day, irrespective of short-acting or deep and long-acting drugs, with a free hand. They deviate from the laws and principles constantly. This may be judged from the practice of homoeopathy by three kinds of practitioners–the allopathic converts, the graduated homoeopaths, and laymen practitioners.
First menses at fourteen years with uneventful establishment. Menses every twenty-eight days, copious for four days, last six days in all. Sadness before the menses and spells of weeping; feels better after onset of flow. Appetite is fickle, is very fond of pickles, but has no other marked cravings. Bowels constipated unless some mineral oil preparation is taken. Late in falling asleep, legs jerk; talks and cries during sleep and wakes terrified; frequent nightmares. Skin cold and clammy; sensitive to cold in general; no abnormal sweats; as an infant perspired freely on the head.
By the suggestion of wakefulness or by hypnosis, a sensation of weariness can be induced which will cause sleep quite regardless of the actual sensation of fatigue; further, under hypnosis the dose of a sleep-producing medicine can be greatly reduced, and under certain conditions, the “Hypnotic Force of Suggestion” is used instead of narcotic drugs, with complete success in cases of surgical operations.
All the serums and vaccines developed by these agencies have been used, and all to little or no avail. The epidemic sweeps on, taking its deadly toll, until it comes to an end spontaneously. There are those, candid and open-minded observers, who not only admit that the serums are a failure, but declare that in some instances they actually hastened the death or killed the animals to whom they are administered.
The patient was now flighty, soon becoming drowsy until it became a stupor. The urine which had been gradually decreasing for some time, now entirely stopped–anuria–nourishment from the beginning had been almost impossible. I had the bowels flushed out every three hours, with a hot normal salt solution; also washed out the stomach frequently and thoroughly with hot water, until it returned perfectly clear.
Homoeopathy is no system for any man to espouse who has not the ability to do his own thinking. What every homoeopath needs is the ability to think for himself; to observe; to take the case; to find the similimum; to know how to prescribe; to know when to repeat; to know just what constitutes a cure, a palliation or a suppression; and a uniform set of tools with which to accomplish the end in view.
We received all that had been promised and more. I can never be grateful enough to Dr. Dienst and Dr. Gladwin for their instruction, and for the generous personal interest in the students, of all those connected with the American Foundation for Homoeopathy, Inc., and I heartily endorse the statement that it is well worth the time, money and effort of any physician, to take the course.