Remember that exophthalmos may signify chronic nephritis, that heterophoria is a frequent accompaniment of intractable headache, that early presence of tubercle bacilli may be found in the larynx with a cotton swab before it is found in the sputum.
The tapeworm immediately begins to feed on this, which produces a soporific effect upon the worm, and his tentacles let go their hold. Once they have let go, they do not anchor themselves again, and the worm is expelled in entirety. This I call mechanical removal, because it is his inability to use his anchorage and he must pass out with the natural peristalsis.
The whole economy responds to the impetus given by the remedy most similar to the case, and in due course of time the outward manifestations of the internal disorder disappear. Do we operate on those enlarged glands, remove them? A thousand times “no”; we cure them “from within, outward”, or rather we cure the child and the glands come to terms.
The symptoms of a disease, in other words, are always dependent on the vitality, with the single exception of mechanical solution of continuity, and even in this, there is something secondary to the injury, which something cannot occur except under the involvement of the Life. Here then we perceive three methods in which a morbid element may come within the sphere of the personality, and as a matter of course, the morbid element must have contracted affinities for some one of the three entities which make up the individual.
There are several kinds of pathology. Disease diagnoses appear here and there in the Repertory as, scarlet fever, septicaemia chorea, apoplexy, etc. Other conditions which are pathological and yet are symptoms rather than diseases are found, such as, convulsions, dropsy, cyanosis, haemorrhage, etc. There is a third class of pathology, the importance of which consists in the bodily tendency to produce such changes, such as, warts, polypi, fibroid tumors, etc.
In doing so he evolved a new and unique method of dealing with symptoms and at the same time showed that success with the abnormal depends upon fully realizing what is normal. Just as the lights and shadows of the mind color every form and kind of action, so they foreshadow those oncoming storm crises which we call sickness, by changes of mood and disposition.
Tarantula hispanica is a member of the spider family Lycosa, of tropic or sub-tropic origin, and is commonly known to the world for its fatal poison and the intense sufferings which this brings to its victims. The poison is a glandular secretion and this concentrated essence is a vehicle transmitting to the victim the characteristic nature of the creature which produced it. The proving of this poison and the indicated therapeutic uses following thereon are derived from a prepared tincture of the living spider, whose influence pervades this product.
To the organ they assigned the seat of two of the great emotions, love and anger. They doubtless had observed the relation existing between a mans outlook upon life in general and the state and functioning of his liver. The Romans in their scientific works simply transcribed the word, the Greek hepar, genitive hepatos, becoming the familiar Latin word hepatica.
Infections is favored by cold; therefore, the patient should be well protected at all times even when changing the bed linen, but, of course, do not go to the other extreme and have patient too warm. Clothing, light but sufficient, through ventilation and a temperature of about 68 degrees should be carefully arranged. Bathing is necessary for cleanliness but as a rule it is not needed as an aid in reducing temperature.
It not unfrequently occurs that we are called upon to prescribe for what seen rather results, of morbid actions, than active diseases. In such cases, it would seem that we may often successfully base a prescription upon the symptoms of a diseased condition which no longer exists but which form in reality a part of the case.
A remedy not often though of in septic states, yet one which is very valuable indeed when its characteristic indications are present, is Arnica. Arnica is suited to those low septic conditions, especially those brought on from traumatic injuries to the tissues. The part is exceedingly sore, and the patient complains of every part he lies on being sore to the touch.
The Recorder does, and should, increasingly come into the hands of allopathic practitioners dissatisfied with their results. Even our masters have novitiates whom they refer with trepidation to the schools where at least some homoeopathy is officially taught, and into whose hands they would gladly put an epitome of intrinsic homoeopathy. To all of these groups, and many unenumerated, a simple yet comprehensive outline of homoeopathy with suggestions for ampler study and, of course, with bibliography, would be a boon.