Public and profession alike have so long been blinded and confused by crude, materialistic ideas about disease in general and cancer in particular, that they have lost the power of discrimination between a disease and its end products. The theory of the local nature and existence of cancer has been held so long and so tenaciously that it is exceedingly difficult to get a hearing for the long recognized (in part) but newly demonstrated truth.
In order to reach a just estimate of Hahnemann and his work and influence, the author briefly reviews the period of his activity and the scientific and pseudo- scientific theories then in vogue. He pays a generous tribute to the profound erudition, intellect and imagination possessed by Hahnemann, and to his conspicuous contributions to Medicine and Biology.
At the present time it is on the scalp, behind the ears, around the arms and in the folds of all the joints. There is a scanty, watery discharge. Little itching. Her head sweats much. She is plump and well nourished. No teeth have appeared. Very constipated with much unsuccessful urging for stool. Does not walk or creep. Is good natured. Catches cold easily. One grandfather and one aunt died of tuberculosis.
This brings up the point of the comparative danger from cats and dogs. As compared to dogs, cats are of little danger in disseminating rabies. The reason is that cats when infected by the rabies virus commonly develop what we call paralytic rabies, that is, they do not run wild and bite, but become quickly weak and then paralyzed and simply lie down and die.
Irregularities in the hydraulic current of necessity always result from imperfections in the heart or blood vessels. To begin with, the pulmonary circulation is defective, being slower than normal, hence stasis; the distribution of the blood mass throughout the body is unequal; there will be anaemia in some parts and plethora in others, with biochemical disturbances and defects in the functional processes as a natural consequence.
The membership being small each one has had his quota of literary and discursive work to do. This has been a source of inspiration and facility in both professional and association work. The I. H. A. is one of the greatest sources of the vitality and endurance of homoeopathy in a world ridden and riddled by specialized though misguided medical sciences.
The following observations were made on provers, absolutely incognizant of the fact they were making a proving. How much better such are than those fully cognizant ! This way nothing is imagined. They are hit as if by a natural disease and these symptomatic mirrors tend to occur mentally when its analogue comes along in the office or at the home of a patient.
In a similar way a custom common to the American public, that of hand-shaking, bears with it the same possibilities. In the use of dishes in restaurants or often in the same family, if among those who use them are infected individuals bearing within the mouth microbes capable of causing diseases, the dishes so used, and particularly knives, forks and spoons, become potential bearers of dangerous bacteria.
In accord with his symptoms I gave him Nux Vomica and Condurango 4th, to be taken in alternation every two hours. Even after two days he noticed an improvement and when soon thereafter I added Graphites to his remedies, he felt exceedingly well. Graphites was intended to dissolve the scar tissue; at present he is obliged to assist his bowels somewhat by taking senna leaves, but continued treatment will make this unnecessary also.
In other words, his vital part, or soul, was immortal. The idea prevailing today among scientists, or some of them, is that all of man is matter going from coarse to radio energy, consequently when man dies he returns to the vast mass of matter and that is the end of him. The old vitalism is more logical, more in accord with reason and consequently more truly scientific.
I fancy some of the old fellow might like to read them over again, and even younger ones might find something in them to set them to thinking. Possibly they might discover that they had been progressing backward since I laid down the pen and stopped fighting for safe and sane medicine in the form of Hahnemannian Homoeopathy.