Let the record of “accidental” deaths; the ever-lengthening list of chronic and incurable “protein diseases” and “disorders of metabolism”; the rapid extension of “drug addiction” with its aftermath of crime and disease; the always overflowing jails and hospitals and asylums for the insane-let these answer.
In guinea pigs and rabbits the isolated intestine perfuses in Tyrodes solution showed little or no change in amplitude and frequency of contractions. The general tonicity diminished, allowing the intestines to relax. This might be an explanation of the symptom “Great distention of the abdomen.” The isolated bladder showed a similar action except that the frequency of contraction diminished until it was lost in the general relaxation.
The child has been under one of the best oculists in the city ever since the trouble developed, and has had numerous other consultants. Just previous to coming to Dr. Faris he went through a very thorough examination by one of the best internists in the city. Wassermanns were made on the child and his father and mother, all of which were negative, and he was tested for sensitivity to numerous substance with no result.
Many of my theoretical conceptions have been substantiated by discoveries made in the domain of the vegetative nervous system. The effects of inorganic salts in an ionic state in ionic state in the fluids of the body on the living cell with the aid of the vegetative nervous system give scientific proof of the law Similia Similibus Curantur.
One of these was a distinguished surgeon and quit the veterinary profession in middle life to study human homoeopathic medicine. He is now a well-known human surgeon. Another one of these three deviated only occasionally from the precepts of the homoeopathic school and yet retired in comfortable circumstances from his earnings.
There was a paucity of symptoms, the patient never having been ill. She conceived in July, and progressed well under Puls., given for digestive disturbances, until October, when she had a sudden gush of blood, water and clots. She was put to bed, Sabina m. was given. All threatening symptoms subsided within a few days. In the following April a fine baby girl was born.
Endocrinology, the efficiency of which is too often grossly exaggerated today, was practiced in the time of Confucius, who was born 500 B.C. Concoctions of toads, spiders, lizards and frogs were prescribed. According to Dr. Garretson they contained the hormones of these insects and animals cutaneous suprarenals. We as homoeopaths have used such remedies for years.
Kinnsy Kinnsa was a nubian grade. I only prescribed for her septicaemia; gave Pyrogen and Lachesis and then chloroformed her. For any other ailment I should have given her platinum. She was about the proudest and stateliest goat I have ever seen. She always walked deliberately and gracefully – head high in the air, even as a small kid. She was pretty and she knew it.
Useful symptoms must have time to develop. They do not and cannot appear when the organism is shocked into insensibility and death. The organism must have time to react naturally and manifest the character, degree and location of its disturbance. It can do this only under relatively small, sub-lethal doses, and then only when the drug is introduced through the natural channels and not forced into the circulation through the hypodermic needle.
Owing to having considered diseases as tangible enemies opposed to a state of health, owing to having given them a distant personality, owing to having attributed their origin to secondary causes, owing to an attempt to apply the sublata causa to that which is capable of reaction, the finality of medical science has strayed away into a labyrinth of useless conceptions that have led to nothing practical.