In the vernacular of the day, this is “some dose.” We confess that our bump for mathematics is not sufficiently developed to enables us to figure out without much trouble and time, just which potency this array of naughts may represent. At all events, it is small and we hasten to congratulate our friends of the Old School upon their perspicacity and superhuman wisdom.
In this bitter and bigoted spirit Mr. Thomas Craven reviews several branches of the painters art and their representatives, and comes to the foregone conclusion that the painter is not to be regarded as un homme desprit. His article concludes with a tirade which is one of the grossest exhibitions of wholesale condemnation, prejudice, brutality, and virulence it has ever been my misfortune to read.
In treating sick people the atmosphere charged by the mind of the patient and which the acute physician senses at once, governs much that he outwardly sees, and must be taken fully into account, if we wish to do the best possible work. It is here that pure homoeopathy is far superior to every other form of treatment and the great beauty of it is, that every new scientific development only adds strength to its already commanding prestige.
This is the situation despite the fact that we have vastly more students in colleges and universities in proportion to the population than has any other country in the world. The difficulty seems to me two fold: We are not laying enough emphasis on pure science in proportion to our emphasis on the applications of science; and we are not stimulating and training an adequate personnel in scientific research.
Improper diet is as great a factor in making for a lack of self- control as the inherited tendency to a quick temper a stomach where gas is the main output is a background for short tempers and unjust judgements a nagging stomach makes a nagging disposition.
No matter how vehemently we wish to blame conditions we in all honesty must admit that we have always made our conditions and chosen the fruit of our tree of life whether it is bitter or sweet, useful and plentiful, or selfish, shrivelled and ugly, scant, and of no interest to self or neighbor.
A general unanimity exists among those best qualified to have opinions upon the medical practice of primitive peoples. They appear agreed that the treatment of illness or injury consisted for the most part in instinctive reactions, that is to say, either crude mechanical devices directed at stopping the flow of blood from a torn vessel, or pristine pharmacological procedures.