EDITORIAL NOTES AND COMMENTS

A similar remark will apply to the use of X-rays for fibroids. I have watched their steady growth while experts have been using the rays. This treatment nevertheless has a sphere – acting probably by reducing ovarian activity. I have sent a few symptomless fibroids to our X-ray department, and reduction in size has taken place. About the ultimate fate of these tumours I cannot speak from personal knowledge.

DISCUSSIONS OF THE THEORY AND PRINCIPLES OF HOMOEOTHERAPEUTICS AND RELATED MEDICAL TOPICS

The appearance of serious poetry in a medical magazine is unusual, of course, but it is hoped that none of my readers will be unable to rally from the shock of this unconventional procedure, since there are certain phases of the subject which lend themselves naturally to poetic expression and cannot as adequately be expressed, at least by me, in any other literary form.

THE CARBON MONOXIDE HAZARD IN INDUSTRY

The whole reaction is in the nature of a reversible mass action, dependent for its direction upon the relative tensions of the two gases. About one-half the equilibrium is reached in the first hour, and about three- quarters in the first two hours. On breathing fresh air, carbon monoxide is eliminated from the body at the rate of 30-60 per cent. reduction of blood concentration per hour.

A CIGARETTE CASE

Mornings he has no appetite; drinks one or two cups of coffee, eats a slice or so of toast, and perhaps some apple; has nothing to say, is depressed, discouraged and apprehensive; is silent, but makes a terrible atmosphere of gloom; face looks grayish white, with deep bruised-looking blue shadows under eyes.

SELECTION OF POTENCY

Progress in homoeopathy has been constant. Moreover, it is permanent. Adherence to it has not halted science in any particular. It has advanced science. To the tenet of the similar remedy has been added the minimum dose, not to specify more than two of the great fundamental principles of practice and cure. The similar remedy lends itself to all grades of selection.

VITAMIN VERSES OR, LINES TO A LIVER

When I talk of combinations I do not mean shirt and drawers, But I do refer to proteins, vitamins, And hygienic laws. When ordering the days supply, Do not forget the beans, No port, no veal, no eggs, no breads, But only food one chews to shreds, Chuck full of vitamins. You must omit all things you like, And watch while others eat, And gaze with round and hollow eyes On delicacies you most prize, And never, never peep.

A STUDY OF LYCOPODIUM CLAVATUM

The fact that it is an antipsoric makes it the ally of a large number of remedies. Allen [2] mentions sixteen. As an ally I have given it to prepare the patient for the indicated remedy; when the indicated remedy did not act to acted too slowly; and also to complete the restoration of health which the indicated remedy did not quite accomplish. This means that a thorough knowledge of Lycopodium necessitates a good working knowledge of its allies.