EDITORIAL NOTES AND COMMENTS

The above is a Jamalian abstract of an article taken from the Munchener Medizinische Wochenschrift, and arrests our attention, more especially because of Steimanns agreement with Biers observation of the favorable influence of one drop of tincture of iodine in a glass of water or of beer, when drunk for the arrest of the premonitory symptoms of coryza.

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

I shall have to grant the argument, change my tactics, but stick to my proposition, to wit: that there is a tenant in the house- a soul in the body-and that his rights and feelings should be respected. Stated thus, I hope I am in position to maintain my thesis. I have at least established an analogy, thanks to my unseen friend, and that is the real purpose of this article.

AGRICULTURE AND MODERN SCIENCE

In working with these problems it has been necessary to device new advanced statistical methods-an example of the application of mathematics to agriculture. The reason that economists have not heretofore been able to express their observations quantitatively is that they have not been able to determine the conditions under which they made their observations. Unlike the natural scientists, they have not been able to take their problems into a laboratory to observe facts undisturbed by varying outside conditions.

THE ROLE OF HOMOEOPATHY DURING LABOR

While not at all imperative for the best consummation of all these events, I will mention in closing a remark, the like of which you all may have listened to, and which we all are pleased to hear, that of a mother who, in referring to the birth of a child, says: “I did not know when it happened. You told me to relax immediately after a pain, to sleep if possible to save my strength.

A CASE RELIEVED BY HYPERICUM

I went into her history and found she had an operation for a sub- total hysterectomy, etc., about July 1st. The pelvis pains came on, as first noticed the third day after the operation, and had continued since with varying intensity. She had returned home six weeks after the operation, and in doing some light housework the pains would come on.

THE HUMAN FOOT AND ITS RELATION TO POISE

In the department stores everywhere the employees may be required to stand the entire day, and after a time they become disable, and the malady thus contracted develops arthritis or some other chronic condition, which intervals of rest, arch supports, perhaps, or other needed mechanical devices, properly applied on the first indication of their necessity, might have prevented.

TO FEEL WELL YOU MUST EAT WELL

We have discussed the basic principles of a proper and well- balanced diet. It might be well at this time, therefore, to consider some special elements in the diet in greater detail. The “fats” and the lipoids are two different kinds of fats which we ought to be familiar with. The lipins constitute a group of foods which include both the fats and the lipoids. The distinction between these substances is not commonly understood.

ECHOES FROM THE “LAPLAND” TRIP

Dr. Belting deserves a lot of credit for his efficient management of our wonderful trip. His charming personality, unselfish thoughtfulness for our comfort and enjoyment endeared him to all-in fact, a suggestion was made that two years from now we charter the Belginland and make a trip to Belgium under Dr. Beltings capable arrangements. “So say we all of us”.

CLINICAL CASES

Relief of pain by pressure on the stomach, and on leaning over the back of a chair. Great restlessness attends the pain. Kents repertory was used, and the selected remedy was Argentum Nit. 30x, which was mailed. A report was requested in ten day. In that period the response informed me the relief came in ten hours. More tablets were requested for an emergency and were mailed.

HUMAN MORPHOLOGY AND THE HOMOEOPATHIC MATERIA MEDICA

Is it permitted us as apostles of a great cause to be contented with the achievements of its pioneers, to look upon their writings as the last word? Have we a right to assume that we have discharged our responsibility when we have reaches a point where we are able to repeat the achievements of Hahnemann, or of Boenninghausen, or of Hering? Heave we a right to say that we have progressed if we have merely caught up with them?.

TESTS SHOW HIGH FOOD VALUE OF PORK

Other important results of the governments studies in the biochemistry of meat show the value of pork in combination with cereal and vegetable products. Until a few years ago it was commonly assumed that, with some exceptions, a pound of digestible protein in one food product and practically the same food value as a pound in another.

LETTERS

The question naturally arises, is the sole object of medicine the mere pastime of a curious coterie or the “restoration of the sick to health”? If the latter, what have the homoeopaths been doing all this time? In the past forty-two years we have treated several hundred cases of eruptive fever from the mild to the malignant, all recovered and no evil results followed.

PRIMARY AND ULTIMATE SYMPTOMS AND THEIR RELATIVE VALUE AS A THERAPEUTIC INDEX

The understanding is coming about through the discovery that the physical is but concentrated energy. The control of the physical will be achieved when man has made its inherent energies his servants and allows them no more to be his master. For a long time man had stood in awe of Natures forces, till some few were harnessed and did his bidding.

A CLINICAL CASE

For several years I have had a very annoying and persistent urinary trouble that has baffled me. I have searched the books and journals hoping to find a clue, but without avail. I have had a very sudden urging to void urine which was imperative, and unless I hurried to the close I would wet my pants in spite of all I could do. Sometimes when trying to finish waiting on patients the flooding would occur, to my chagrin and grief.